Why does my dental crown keep breaking?
November 11, 2012 1:38 AM Subscribe
My dental crown has cracked and broken three times in as many years. Thoughts on how to proceed?
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I had a root canal done on my upper second molar just over three years ago. During that time, the porcelain crown that I received has cracked and broken three times (the third time being today).
My dentist has replaced the crown for free each time, and made me a mouth guard to wear as he reasons that cause for the excessive wear is grinding my teeth during sleep (which my wife can attest to). It doesn't seem to have helped.
Any advice on where to go from here when I meet my dentist next week? A change of crown material, perhaps? Proven methods of dealing with teeth grinding at night?