Dental Crown

Dentists use dental crowns as tooth caps to cover the crown portion of the damaged tooth. They provide protection to the restorative filing, support to the tooth, bear the forces, help in eating, and maintain aesthetics. Different materials such as stainless steel crowns, ceramic crowns, and a mix of stainless steel and ceramic are used to make dental crowns.

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I have a tooth-colored crown that moves only when I touch it with my finger. What should be done?

Query: Hello doctor,My tooth has a white tooth-colored crown, (a few years old) seems like I can wiggle it a bit with my finger but seems to not move if I leave it alone. There seem to be no symptoms, no pain, or anything. Is it ok to leave the tooth alone until the next dental appointment in about a month...  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have gone through your query. So, if it is mobile, I would ask you to get it fixed again. The reason could be a loss of cement that held the crown to the tooth or any secondary or recurrent caries. Very rarely, a fracture of the tooth or any gum (periodontal) problem c...  Read Full »

Are there chances of the crown being oversized due to technical errors?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a crown for my upper front teeth. The back of the crown was oversized near the gums and caused noticeable speech issues. The dentist ground the excess, which did not help and made it uneven. We are planning for a new crown. Is there any particular shape for the back teeth? Are they...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. This problem is due to technical errors in crown fabrication, tooth preparation, and placement. Furthermore, grinding will worsen things, and in the end, you will not get proper occlusion. I suggest you ask the dent...  Read Full »

After placing the permanent crown, I have mild to moderate throbbing pain in my tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a permanent crown placed on my tooth four days back. Now I have mild to moderate throbbing pain in my tooth. I cannot sleep. I took pain relievers, and the pain was relieved. It is sensitive only to cold and was not painful at all before the crown was placed. It had a large fill...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to there is a possibility of mild pain after being given a crown, which will be gone within a week. But if you have severe pain, then you need a dental check-up. Another important thing is that in some cases, there is some high point present in the crown, which is...  Read Full »

I have pain in my tooth after getting a crown placed, and I took a second opinion from another dentist who claimed that the crown is faulty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got a crown done for my tooth six months ago but it is still giving me trouble. I consulted a different dentist a few days ago and got my teeth cleaning procedure done. They examined the crown and took an X-ray. They found an open margin on one side of the crown. They also wrote a re...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain is not caused by the crown in your case, the crown is fine and it does not need any replacement. The tooth on which the crown is placed requires endodontic treatment i.e. root canal treatment. In some cases, when the crown is done without endodontic treatme...  Read Full »

A cap was placed on my tooth after an RCT, and I feel it is placed a little high. Will it cause any issue?

Query: Hi doctor,My root canal treatment has finished today and I got a cap on my tooth. My dentist said to eat food from the other side today, and from tomorrow both sides can be used. I think my cap is a little up and I have not eaten food from both sides. So I made a decision, if it does not get better ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tanushree Dey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is a history of root canal treatment today itself and your are feeling the cap placed on the tooth is little high.I would tell its a very common feeling when we get some new object in our mouth which our body is not used to, it feels different. It is a very wise de...  Read Full »

The fit of my anterior crowns is improper, even after getting my teeth shortened. Is it necessary to get a root canal to replace the crown?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got a crown on my upper incisor and canine. My incisor tooth is backward, so the dentist shortened my teeth and then put a crown on my tooth attached to my canine. He also shortened my canine to fit the crown. Still, the crown is big and bulky and has a little gap, so I went...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The first dentist has done tooth preparation for your canine, which is not a good thing to do. Canine is the cornerstone of the dental arch. Crown cutting was not necessary because your incisor looks sound. Maybe the s...  Read Full »

After recently getting a crown for my molar tooth, I feel it sinks every time I bite. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I got two crowns four days ago on my first premolar and first molar teeth, both on the upper right side. I feel a burning sensation in the gums around them, and the strange thing is that when I bite on the molar one, I feel like it is not fixed correctly, and I push it back with every ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. This occurs commonly after crown cementation, and this is not normal. These symptoms occur when there are slight high points on the crown. This denotes there are quite a few refinements that need to be done on...  Read Full »

My root canal-treated tooth needs a crown, but I have a history of seizures and undergo MRIs frequently. Which crown would be the best for me?

Query: Hi doctor,I suffer from seizures and had RCT for my top right molar. I have not placed a crown for the molar because I am unsure which crown will be best for me. Every 6 to 9 months, I must undergo an MRI. My dentist told me I could only use a very expensive zirconium crown. After consulting another...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Unfortunately, there are few options besides metal-free crowns, such as zirconium and all-ceramic crowns. Zirconia is the best material for your situation because it can withstand molar forces, whereas all-ceramic crowns can only be used o...  Read Full »

Can replacing my protruding crown in the front tooth weaken it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have six upper teeth on the left side. My dentist gave me a partial denture. I have four implants on my lower jaw to support the lower denture. Before three weeks, my dentist made a crown for the front tooth due to dental caries. The dental assistant said that the crown appeared long. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi,Welcome to am an implant specialist. Your dentist could have shaped the tooth for proper alignment according to the central and lateral incisors. You might have dentinal hypersensitivity due to the trimming of natural teeth. Excess trimming can lead to fracture, chipping, or crackin...  Read Full »

My root canal-treated tooth is chipping off, and I need to get a crown for it. What should I do as a temporary measure?

Query: Hello doctor, I received a root canal on the upper right first molar a couple of years ago. At the time, I was unable to get a crown. I was given a filling as a temporary measure. Recently, I went to the dentist and was informed I needed a crown, or the tooth would break off, and I would lose the to...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For a tooth crown supporting a tooth structure of minimum dentin thickness, you could go for a temporary polycarbonate tooth crown until you decide on a permanent crown. The diagnosis for your condition is secondary caries which might be ruled out after clinical examin...  Read Full »

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