What you should know about your new crown
Now that you have your new crown, there are a few things you should know. If you were numbed for the crown to be adjusted and cemented, you should pay careful attention to the way it feels when you bite after the numbness wears off. If you feel like the crown touches first when you bite, you need to contact the office for it to be adjusted. The tooth may be cold sensitive, this would be normal. As long as the cold sensitivity is getting better over time and not worse, be patient. If the cold sensitivity gets worse, notify the office.
Crowns are a wonderful way to add strength to a tooth that has been damaged by caries, trauma or wear. The materials used today are excellent in aesthetics and strength, however the stresses that teeth grinding can put on the teeth can also challenge even the best materials. If a night guard has been recommended, this is a good time to have one made if you have not already. A crown is an investment that you will want to protect.