dental crown Faq's
Should my tooth be black under a crown?
No, your tooth should not be black or have any discolouration on your crown. If you do begin to notice a blackening or discolouring of your tooth, it could indicate early signs of decay or possibly infection. It’s important to schedule a appointment with us as soon as possible to help assess the situation and determine the right treatment for you.
Do I need a root canal before a crown?
Each patient is different and a root canal may be necessary before placing a dental crown. This is typically the case if the tooth is being treated from an infection or the tooth has been damaged. We will help to evaluate the condition of your tooth and determine the right course of action.
Can a tooth get infected under a crown?
Yes, a tooth can become infected if bacteria or decay are under a crown. This is why we stress the importance of maintaining a healthy oral hygiene habit and recommend that our patients receive regular dental checkups and cleanings. If you begin to experience any pain or sensitivity in a tooth with a crown, contact us right away via our contact form.
Should I floss around a crown?
Yes, it’s important to floss regardless, especially with a crown as this helps to remove food particles and any bacteria that may be present. Remember to be gentle when flossing around a crown to avoid damaging the restoration.
Do gums grow over crowns?
No gums should not grow over your crown. However if a crown has not been fitted correctly, it could cause gum irritation or recession. If you begin to notice any changes in your gum tissue around a crown, contact us immediately to help evaluate the situation.
Is mouthwash OK for crowns?
Mouthwash is generally safe to use with dental crowns. However, it's important to choose a non-alcoholic mouthwash to avoid damaging the restoration. Your dentist may also recommend a specific type of mouthwash to use with your dental crown.
Is chewing gum bad for dental crowns?
Chewing gum is generally safe for dental crowns, but it's important to avoid chewing gum that is too sticky or hard, as this could damage the restoration. Be cautious when chewing gum and avoid excessive force on the crown.