When An Older Crown Is No Longer Secure

You will need a restoration after your tooth undergoes treatment for a cavity, or because you experienced a tooth injury. The good news is that in addition to providing restorations that imitate healthy enamel, we can provide fillings and crowns that are up to the challenge of protecting your smile for many years! However, that does not mean patients never have problems with them, particularly when one has been in place for many years. If you are starting to worry about a crown that is uncomfortable, or one that seems to be loosening, our West Allis, WI dentist’s office can help you.

What Should You Do If Your Crown Feels Insecure Or Uncomfortable?

Is it time to sound the alarm when a crown feels loose, damaged, or uncomfortable? You should take this issue seriously. If you do not, it can lead to new problems that have to be dealt with. For example, the restoration, when loose, can hurt a neighboring tooth, or it can leave your vulnerable tooth in jeopardy. It can also become difficult or painful for you to bite and chew, something that can make you increasingly concerned. As soon as you notice that a restoration stops feeling secure, or when you have one that causes you pain, bring the matter up with your dentist.

Making Plans To Replace An Older Or Damaged Restoration

A lost or damaged crown can be replaced to make sure your tooth remains safe. Whether we are capping a tooth for the first time or providing additional support, we can take care to supply you with a restoration that is custom-made to provide protection. Crowns are typically made over the course of two appointments, and the materials we use provide options for restorations that imitate your healthy enamel.

Routine Exams Keep You Informed About Your Dental Health

If you want to stay informed about your oral health, and you hope to learn about problems before they create complications, make sure you keep scheduling and attending regular dental exams. These provide opportunities for you to receive warnings about restorations that are starting to feel loose, or those that have taken damage. Of course, we also look out for any other problems that threaten your dental or periodontal health. If you fall behind on these visits, you are more likely to let a problem become worse over time, something that can change how we have to approach your treatment.

Talk To Your West Allis, WI Dentist If Your Crown No Longer Feels Secure

A dental crown that no longer feels secure is a cause for concern. Fortunately, this is the kind of problem that our office is happy, and ready, to address! To find out more about our office and services, please contact your West Allis, WI, dentist, Dr. Stubbs, by calling 414.541.8250.