Glendale Dentist Talks About Red Flags That Your Crowns Are

Written by Dr. McKay on Jun 1, 2021

Modern crowns are designed to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. However, it is possible for these restorations to weaken and break down over time. When this occurs, our Glendale dentists are here to provide you with the restorative care you need to get your oral health back on track. Keep reading to learn more about dental problems which may indicate your crown is failing…

Sensitivity & Pain 

If you start to notice discomfort around your restored tooth, this may be a sign that irritants are getting past your restoration and reaching the sensitive core of your tooth. A high-quality, customized crown will fit seamlessly over your natural tooth to both protect dental pulp and replace missing enamel.

Shifting Dental Alignment

As restorations change and wear down, you may find that your bite is affected. If you notice that you are altering the way you chew or bite, you’ll want to talk to your dentist about underlying causes. Over the long-term, changes to your bite can even cause your natural teeth to move along your gum line. Prompt restorative treatment is key to maintaining the integrity of your smile.

Spots & Discoloration

In some cases, you may be able visually identify problematic restorations. Old metallic amalgam restorations, for example, tend to leach gray/silver color into the surrounding tooth structure. Additionally, unsightly plaque, tartar, and dental debris can build up around the edges of an unhealthy restoration. If you see discoloration popping up around your crown or filling, schedule an assessment with your dental team.

If you are worried about the current state of your smile or your restorations, our Glendale restorative dentists can help. Contact our team to schedule a consultation!