A crown filling is tooth-shaped, usually placed on all visible portions of the tooth and as a permanent remedy. It is a replacement for a damaged tooth and usually looks and feels like your real tooth. People who need this are those with damaged and weekend teeth with no option for repairs available like fillings. If your teeth have a fracture or need a large filling, then a crown tooth will be needed. I will recommend reading more about the gum disease for other toothache treatment.
A crown filling is made from metal either gold or alloy, or ceramic-like porcelain, or both material can be used. The ceramic tooth looks like a natural tooth making it hard to differentiate between them.
What is the importance of crown tooth?
Below are the importance of crown filling:
- Help support damaged or week tooth structure.
- Prevent further damage or decay of the tooth.
- Preserve natural teeth.
- Help improve the appearance of the tooth.
- Help to cover up stained or chipped teeth.
- Help restore the tooth to its original color or shape.
- Crown tooth can last for many years.
- It is a long time solution for a damaged tooth.
What is the cost of a crown tooth?
The cost of a crown tooth depends on what tooth it is been and the materials used either (metal. gold or alloy), or (ceramic-like porcelain). The government-funded hospital is usually different from a privately owned dental practice.
How crown tooth are fitted
A visit to the dentist will determine what type of treatment you need, if the crown filling is needed then the dentist starts the treatment. The dentist will remove the weak part of the tooth and get it ready for the crown.
The dentist will first take an imitation then fit a temporary crown made specifically for you.
During the next visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement in the new crown tooth.
The material that can be used is metal (gold or alloy), or (ceramic-like porcelain), or both material can be used. The ceramic tooth looks like a natural tooth making it hard to differentiate between them.
What happens after crown is fitted?
There are a few things you will notice when a crown tooth have been fitted, some of them are listed below:
- Experience discomfort
- The sensitivity of the new tooth which gets to normal in a few days.
- Soreness around the gum.
- A dental crown can last for many years
Causes of Tooth Crown Pain
Having a tooth crown pain? There are a few reasons why you may be having a tooth crown pain. This could because after the crown was fitted, there was no root canal procedure to remove the tooth pulp. This will result in pressure on the nerve leaving you in pain.
If the occlusion is not properly aligned, and if you grind your teeth especially during sleep you will notice pain in that area because the teeth are higher and not aligned.
Having crown tooth pain could also be as a result of the material used, like the silver crown tooth. You will experience pain if there is a leakage which often results in bacteria infection in the root of the nerves.
Home treatment for crown tooth pain
This is especially for those who have the habit of grind their teeth while sleeping know as bruxism.
The common symptoms are:
- Having painful jaw muscles
- Tight jaw
- Swelling in the lower jaw or face
- Long-lasting pain
- Grinding sound while asleep
To treat this:
- You can use a generic mouth guard to help reduce or stop the pain.
- Also, taking anxiety and stress medications before going to bed.
- Placing a warm moist washcloth on cheeks before going to bed.
Crown tooth pain after root canal
After you have had your tooth done, then you begin to experience crown tooth pain after a root canal. Usually, this is normal and lasts about five days, but in the case, the pains continue after these periods, it could be due to complications.
There are few causes of tooth pain after root canal
Having an infection in the bone
After the treatment is done and the tooth cleaned, but a bacteria can still remain in the bone around the root. This will cause it remains inflamed causing pains.
Usually, the immune system will naturally take care of this, but in severe cases and to progress the healing, you can use antibiotics.
Having an infected root canal
This could be because of a filling leaks, spreading bacteria through your saliva around the edges of the filling. This can develop into an infection. This can be treated unless the root is broken below the gum line or the root is cracked, a root extraction may be done in this case.
Having air or cement through the root tip
This happens when the root canal is overfilled with dental cement causing the overfill cement to drip out of the root tip. Depending on the material used for the filling and quantity leaked and where it has been deposited can cause the pain. Usually, this overfill doesn’t cause pain and not noticeable, but you will feel pains especially if the tooth around the root tip is not infected.
In rare cases, small bubbles of air can force its way through the root tip which can cause pain. The pains usually go away but may take some time.
Having an oversized crown of filling
Just a tiny higher crown or filling can put pressure on the surrounding teeth causing pains after you had a root canal. Adjusting the crown or filling by the dentist can ease the pain, but can also take days to subside.
Having a sodium hypochlorite leak
Sodium hypochlorite is a solution used to wash the root canal that kills bacteria, dissolves remaining nerve tissue, and to wash slurry which builds up during root canal. Some of these can leak from the root tip and cause pain. Taking painkillers and antibiotics after the process for a few weeks should reduce the pain.
Having a missed canal
There are a number of teeth canals that can be hard to find if an infected canal is undetected which has bacterial that can cause infection. This can leave you having or being sensitive to either cold or hot and pressure. Having a repeat root canal can resolve this or the problem solved by its self.