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Watch the Warning Signs: Three Tell-Tale Signs Your Dental Crown Needs Replaced | Dental Crowns, Wichita

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Have you had your dental crown for more than 10 years? While dental crowns are designed to be durable and can last for years without replacement, there are some warning signs you should look out for that may indicate it’s time for your dental crown to be replaced. At Cambridge Family Dentistry, our team has years of experience placing dental crowns in Wichita and has detailed the three tell-tale warning signs signaling it’s time to discuss replacement options with your dentist. Find out what you need to know below!

  • Receding Gum Line

    Patients with dental crowns experience a greater likelihood of bacteria gathering around the gums than those with natural teeth. Consequently, this increases the chance of complications, such as a receding gum line. Generally, a receding gum line indicates an improperly placed crown that needs to be replaced or that a patient needs to improve their oral hygiene practices. If you notice increased gum sensitivity, consult with a dentist well-versed in dental crowns in Wichita to evaluate you for potential gum disease.

  • Chronic Pain or Swelling

    In certain instances where a crown is improperly placed, outdated, or broken, you may begin experiencing recurring pain and swelling. Not only can this be an indicator of a faulty crown or one that needs to be replaced, but it can be a warning sign of infection. As soon as you notice discomfort or inflammation surrounding one of your crowned teeth, seek out the opinion of your dentist for the necessary repairs, adjustments, or replacements!

  • Visible Wear and Tear

    Over time, you may begin to notice signs of visible wear and tear on your dental crown, which may be accelerated if you consistently grind your teeth. In some cases, patients have required replacements for crowns lasting less than five years. If your dental crown becomes noticeably worn down and you are concerned with its condition, it’s in your best interest to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Because a damaged dental crown may suggest a more severe underlying issue like poor dental hygiene or bruxism, your dentist can thoroughly examine you and provide the proper treatment plan.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in all articles published on the Cambridge Family Dentistry website do not necessarily reflect the views of our staff members at Cambridge Family Dentistry.

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