What should be done for the infection of the coated tooth?

Infection of a veneered tooth occurs mainly because veneers are usually made of composite materials that are susceptible to infection and corrosion. If the veneers are not properly placed in the mouth or bleeding occurs during the procedure, the veneers are more likely to become infected. In some cases, infection also occurs when the crown is poorly made (poorly made).


The infection then spreads to the teeth as the entire material becomes physically attached to the teeth. This is why it is critical to remove the infection from dental veneers before it spreads to adjacent areas and infects the gum tissues around the veneers.

In this article, we talk about tooth infection, a major problem that occurs among a significant number of people after dental crowns.


What is dental veneer?
Dental veneers are thin-layer materials used to cover the outermost layer of your teeth, depending on the type of material a veneer is made of, classified as porcelain veneers, composite veneers, zirconia veneers, etc. They are commonly used for a myriad of purposes such as covering stains on teeth, hiding gaps in teeth, and restoring the appearance of teeth after an accident.

Causes of infection under dental veneers
There are several reasons why you have an infection under your ceramic veneer. One of them is that the veneer does not fit your teeth. If there is an open space underneath, it can cause material to leak, meaning bacteria can get in between the porcelain veneer and the tooth. Germ leakage will eventually cause decay and sensitivity and possibly infection of the nerve of your tooth. If this happens to you, you should see a dentist immediately to have your crown replaced.

Your gums may also become inflamed when the ceramic crown is attached. This means your gums will bleed while your dentist tries to close the crown. As a result, the white graft material mixed with the blood and hence a dark halo appears under the porcelain veneer. If this is your case, your dentist may need to redo your crown.


A professional knows the strict protocol for attaching crowns to teeth, any deviation from this strict protocol can cause problems such as decay or infection under your crowns. The expert knows that gluing veneers is a delicate technique.


This means that one wrong move can drastically affect the outcome, such as veneers coming off or discoloration under veneers that can cause sensitivity, decay, or infection. In some cases, lack of oral hygiene can cause decay or infection!

How to diagnose the tooth infection under the veneer?
If the dental crown is not placed accurately in the mouth and as a result a dark stain is formed under the crown, and if you see the stain, it is necessary to visit the dentist as soon as possible. The most common cause of this stain is due to micro leakage from the tooth coating and as a result the proliferation of bacteria in the damaged area. In this case, your dentist may investigate further and explain the next steps to you.


Another way you can detect a possible infection is when the gums become swollen and look abnormal after a dental crown.

If your gums are bleeding or if you notice a visible dark ring under your porcelain veneers, it’s time to consult a professional about next steps.


In some cases, you may also encounter problems such as grinding or squeezing, in which case you should visit the dentist to treat these issues independently without affecting the dental veneers. If you feel there is a problem with your dental crown, feel free to visit a trained dentist and decide on the next steps after his expert advice.

How to protect the cover against infection?
Make sure your dentist has told you things like brushing your teeth properly when putting on the crown. Maintain an effective hygiene routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwashes to kill bacteria in the mouth.


Food residues and other substances under porcelain veneers cannot be cleaned with a toothbrush. If they are not removed properly, it leads to tooth decay. Therefore, you should use other dental cleaning tools such as dental floss. Flossing allows you to effectively clean the gum lines without irritating the veneers.


It is better to avoid sticky food such as gum, toffee, caramel, etc. to protect the tooth installed with a crown. It is very difficult to remove such food particles on coating surfaces. If they are not separated, they become harder between the teeth and the gum line. It leads to the formation of plaque and mass.

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