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(6 Reasons) Why does my Crown feels weird when I bite down?

It is normal for a crown to feel a little different or weird when you bite down, as it is a foreign object in your mouth.

It may be slightly higher or lower than the surrounding teeth. This is not unusual, and your dentist may make small adjustments to the crown to help it fit more comfortably.

There are several potential causes for a crown feeling weird when you bite down. Here are some possible explanations:

Improper Fit:

If the crown is not properly fitted to your tooth, it may feel uncomfortable or awkward when you bite down. This could be due to the crown being too large or too small, or not being aligned correctly with your other teeth. This can create extra pressure on your tooth and surrounding teeth, making it difficult to bite down comfortably.

Additionally, if the crown is too thin, it may cause sharp edges which can be felt when biting down. In this case, you may need to have the crown adjusted or remade to ensure a proper fit.

Looseness:

If the crown is loose, it may feel strange when you bite down. Because it is not securely attached to your tooth. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including gum disease, grinding or clenching your teeth, or simply wearing down over time.

Looseness in the crown can lead to discomfort, and increased wear and tear on the crown. which will allow bacteria to seep into the tooth, leading to more serious damage. If the crown is loose, you may need to have it re-cemented or replaced.

Different Material:

Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal. If your crown is made of a different material than the rest of your teeth. It may feel strange when you bite down because it is a different texture or density.

This is not necessarily a problem, but it may take some time to get used to the feeling. To help you adjust to the different feel of the crown, your dentist may suggest a trial period.

During the trial period, you can wear your crown for short periods of time and observe any changes in how your mouth feels. After the trial period is complete, your dentist can make any necessary adjustments to the crown to make it feel more comfortable in your mouth.

Mismatch with Opposing Tooth:

If the crown does not match the height or shape of the opposing tooth, it may cause discomfort when you bite down. Your dentist can also make adjustments to the height and shape of the crown to ensure that it fits properly with the opposing tooth and provide a comfortable biting experience.

TMJ Disorder:

If you have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, it may cause discomfort when you bite down on the crown. It is necessary to reduce the amount of pressure placed on the TMJ joint when you bite down.

Visit your dentist as soon as possible. He can adjust the crown’s bite to make sure it fits properly with the opposing tooth and reduce the amount of pressure placed on the TMJ joint.

Sensitivity:

If you have sensitive teeth, the crown may be causing irritation or discomfort when you bite down. This could be due to the crown being too high or too low, or because the material of the crown is causing sensitivity.

If you have noticed sensitivity while wearing your crown, talk to your dentist about it. In this case, you may need to have the crown adjusted or replaced with a different material.

Conclusion:

If your crown feels weird when you bite down on it, there are several possible reasons why. The crown could be loose, too thin, or not properly fitted to your tooth.

Your dentist may suggest a trial period to help you get used to the different feel of the crown. If you have sensitive teeth, the crown may be causing irritation or discomfort when you bite down.

This could be due to the crown being too high or too low, or because the material of the crown is causing sensitivity.

Make an appointment with your dentist for an examination. So that he may make the required modifications to your crown for a more comfortable fit.

If you are not comfortable with your current dentist, I urge that you find a new one. Keep in mind that your new dentist should have the latest technology equipment. It may be costly, but it will save you time and make you feel more comfortable.

Faqs:

How do I know if something is wrong with my crown?

Crowns play a vital role in maintaining the health of your teeth and it is important to take care of them and not ignore any signs of decay or damage.

If you notice any of the following signs, it could indicate a something is wrong with your crown:

  1. Pain or sensitivity when biting or chewing
  2. Loose or fallen-off crown
  3. Visible damage such as cracks or chips
  4. Decay around the edge of the crown or on the tooth underneath

If you experience any of these issues, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible to diagnose the problem.

Can a crown be removed and put back on?

Yes, a crown can be removed and put back on. However, this should only be done by a dental professional. In most cases, a crown is removed

  1. When there is a problem with the tooth underneath that needs to be addressed.
  2. Or when the crown itself is damaged and needs to be replaced.

To remove a crown, the dentist will use a special tool to gently lift the crown off the tooth. Once the crown has been removed, the dentist will assess the condition of the tooth and determine if any further treatment is needed.

If the tooth is in good condition, the crown can be re-cemented back onto the tooth. If the tooth is damaged or decayed, the dentist may need to perform additional procedures to repair the tooth before the crown can be re-cemented.

It is important to note that removing and re-cementing a crown can be a delicate process, and it is important to have it done by a trained professional in order to minimize the risk of damage to the tooth.

How many times can crowns be replaced?

There is no set limit to how many times a crown can be replaced. The lifespan of a crown depends on a variety of factors, including the

  1. Quality of the crown material
  2. The condition of the tooth underneath
  3. The patient’s oral hygiene habits

In general, high-quality crowns made of materials such as porcelain or gold can last for many years with proper care. However, it is not uncommon for crowns to need to be replaced after 5-15 years. The exact lifespan of a crown will depend on the individual patient and the specifics of their case.

If a crown needs to be replaced, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. A damaged or decayed crown can lead to further problems with the tooth, such as decay or infection if it is not treated promptly. The dentist will be able to assess the condition of the crown and recommend the appropriate treatment.

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Dr. Ahtsham

I am a dentist. I am working hard to keep this blog updated for those suffering from tooth pain. It is my goal to make this blog the source for all information regarding tooth pain. Feel free to contact me if you are suffering from toothache.

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