Should I Worry About My Poorly Fitting Crown?

If your dental crown fits poorly, you might wonder if worrying about it is completely useless and perhaps you’re being a bit picky … or if this is something that requires immediate attention. In a nutshell, we respond with the following: Yes! This is an urgent matter for which you should schedule a dental checkup with us, while expecting a suggestion for improvement. As for those details you’re so anxious to uncover, we’ve got them ready for you.

Bacteria Can Sneak Underneath

If your dental crown does not fit properly, there may be an opening. As a result, instead of covering your tooth and keeping dangerous bacteria out (which can lead to infection), the crown may leave bacteria the ability to enter. This can lead to some serious complications.

It Can Disrupt Your Bite Balance

Your bite requires balance for successful and comfortable speaking, chewing, and even for you to sit comfortably while resting. If your dental crown isn’t placed correctly (perhaps it’s too long), it can throw off this essential balance. As a result, it can strain your supportive structures (muscles and jaw joints), make your teeth feel uncomfortable, and make chewing and speaking difficult.

It Can Cause Damage

If your crown consistently taps against other teeth, you may end up finding yourself in a good deal of discomfort and even as the recipient of avoidable damage to your teeth.

It’s Replaceable

Keep in mind that you’re not stuck with your ill-fitting dental crown. Instead, this is something we can address, repair, or replace. In most instances, ridding your smile of the old work and placing a new, custom-fit crown in its place will give you the results you need.

Receive New Restorative Care With Us To Protect Your Smile

If you have old dental work or ill fitting work, we encourage you to see us to replace old restorative treatments with new, successful ones. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.