What to Expect After Crowns, Bridges and Veneers
The area surrounding the injection site may be tender for a couple of days. The treated tooth may react abnormally to hot and cold at first, and may stay sensitive with extremes of temperature (e.g. ice cream) for several months, especially gold and metal-based crowns. Teeth which have been root-filled teeth do not react to temperature.
The surrounding teeth may feel uncomfortable for several days while slight changes to position occur during settling-in. Any pain or sensitivity should show definite signs of reducing over the first few days. If it doesn’t, or gets worse, contact the dentist.
If the tooth feels ‘proud’ when the injection wears off, it will need adjusting by the dentist, otherwise, it may break.
Sometimes, despite our best efforts at repair, a tooth which has already been badly damaged by decay or breakage may fail weeks or months after the crown, bridge or veneer has been placed, and require further treatment or even extraction.