Crown Sensitivity: How Long Does It Last?

You might be thinking of enjoying a hot cup of coffee on a cold day or lick your favorite ice cream on a sunny day. But if your teeth are sensitive to hotness or coldness, both of your ideas can be painful. The pain can start instantly, and the sensitivity can vary from mild to severe. There are several causes of sensitivity, and a dental crown is one of them.

Sensitivity due to dental crown varies from person-to-person. In terms of temporary crowns, you may experience an abnormal bite or gum tissue sensitivity. On the other hand, with permanent crowns, you may feel a bit of tenderness or aching when you bite.

Causes of Crown Sensitivity 

The part of your tooth under the crown is likely to have an impact on the degree of sensitivity. For example, you need to consider how decayed your tooth was before receiving the crown. If the filling is very close to the nerve, then there is a higher chance of experiencing sensitivity.

In some cases, the teeth surrounding the crown may case-sensitivity, or it may happen due to the tooth that your crown bites against. It is a good idea to visit your dentist to have all your teeth checked to make sure that the culprit is not another tooth.

Crown sensitivity is very common and typically calms down within 1-2 weeks. If you notice pain when you bite, your crown may be too high and needs an adjustment.

Choosing the Right Crown 

In terms of durability, gold and metal alloy crowns are the best. In contrast, the all-porcelain crowns are not as durable and can break when put under pressure. If you are looking for something extraordinary, then go for a porcelain crown fused with metal, as they are even more durable than the gold and metal alloy crowns.

If you have any questions related to crown sensitivity, Porter Smiles Dental today at 281 519 7200.