Dental crowns are an expensive and time-consuming procedure. They involve multiple dental appointments, and if they aren’t done just right, you could end up in pain and facing other issues down the line.
Some of the most common issues with dental crowns are a result of poor installation. A crown that is not designed to fit well into the mouth could put pressure on the gums and cause serious pain or require corrective surgery. Unsealed margins could lead to tooth decay or gum disease. A poorly fitted crown could also lead to misalignment of your bite, and that will almost certainly lead to problems with eating or chewing.
Speak up when you have a problem with a crown
If you have never had a crown before, you may not realize what the healing process is like or how your tooth and gums should feel once it is installed. You should not have pain for more than a day or two following a procedure. If you do, you’ll need to reach out to your dentist.
While it is normal for crowns not to be in the precise shape of your old tooth, it is important that your bite is corrected to make sure that an even amount of pressure is felt around your mouth. Bite issues can lead to pain and discomfort, cracked teeth and cracked crowns.
Dentists can be held accountable for poor work
Dentists can be liable for any injuries that occur because of their poor work. For example, if you break healthy teeth because of a poor bite after a crown or the crown was not fitted well and causes gum disease or further tooth decay, you may be able to take action against the dentist.
These and other issues with crowns are common, but if you report issues you’ve come across, they may be able to be corrected. If they cannot, and you’ve suffered serious injuries and expenses as a result, you may want to look into making a dental malpractice claim to recover your losses.