Possible Complications with Dental Crowns
With all dental and medical procedures, there are risks and complications involved. Although you can mitigate the risks by choosing a highly qualified endodontist, problems still can occur during the dental crown placement procedure.
Here are the top 5 complications that could occur with a dental crown placement procedure.
Complication #1: Sensitivity of the Tooth
The crowns that are made partially or fully with metal are more susceptible to changes in heat and cold temperatures. This causes uneven contraction and expansion of the crown, leading to greater tooth sensitivity.
Complication #2: Infected Nerve
The process of preparing a tooth for a crown placement can be traumatic to the overall health of the nerve tissue. Infection and swelling of the surrounding may occur, leading to tooth decay. In severe cases, a root canal treatment has to be carried out to treat the resultant nerve damage.
Complication #3: Allergic Reaction
Although rare, there are cases whereby the metals which have been used to create the crowns causes an allergic reaction to the patient. To avoid such a complication, it is highly advisable to fully disclose all of your allergies to your dentist before the dental crowning procedure.
Also, some patients might have an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used during the procedure.
Complication #4: Chipping of the Crown
In some cases, the crown is made out of a porcelain material. This material is weaker and more prone to chipping. If the chipped area is small, then a resin can be used to repair the chipping while the crown is still attached to your tooth.
However, if there is extensive damage to the Crown, then it will need to be replaced in entirety.
Complication #5: Loose Crown
If the cement which has been used to keep the crown from becoming loose washes away, or if the crown gets dislodged when the patient consumes sticky food, this causes the crown to become loose.
Bacteria can enter the space of the crown and the tooth, leading to tooth decay. It is highly advisable to visit your local dentist in Singapore as soon as possible if you feel that the crown has become loose.
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