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Old 06-27-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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Dental Crown has a Taste

I just got a crown put on a molar 10 days ago. The first few days there was a pronounced coppery taste to the crown, mixed in with a "root beer" taste and a hot peppery sensation. And yes, I'm not kidding, it felt like effervescence in the saliva on top of the crown, when touching it with my tongue.

Have not called the dentist to ask about this yet. Probably would think I was crazy. Will call him in a few days.

Starting about day 8, all those characteristics have abated quite a bit. The only thing happening now is a slight coppery taste.

The crown is an alloy of gold. Before getting the crown, I made sure to ask the dentist for his suggestion for a "trouble free" crown material and he suuggested the gold alloy which I have.

I never dreamed the gold alloy crown would have a taste and a peppery sensation.

Has anyone has an experience like this with a crown ?
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:05 PM   #2
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Yes, and I have usually attributed it to the epoxy used to affix the crown. Call your dentist.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:57 PM   #3
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If you google this, you will find that it is often a problem with the crown seal. My mom had crowns done last year and there was a taste. And then her breath was real bad. It got worse. It turned out that the crowns did not seal correctly. If I recall, this let's air in and the bacteria work on the teeth underneath. Anyway, her dentist had used a new material and it didn't seal properly. He used google, got the right materials, and they have been fine ever since.

I think when the dentist loosened her crowns in order to then reseal them, they had to leave the room due to odor.
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He used google, got the right materials, and they have been fine ever since.
This is deeply disturbing.

I am glad your Mother's problem was fixed, but good lord, google!

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This is deeply disturbing.

I am glad your Mother's problem was fixed, but good lord, google!

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On Saturday, my temporary crown broke while I was eating ice cream...I guess the chocolate chip in the ice cream was too hard... But the only thing keeping me from being in real pain is the epoxy material used to keep the temp in. Tastes pretty good, considering the alternative.
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He used google, got the right materials, and they have been fine ever since.
My dentist did this, but he had set Safe Search to OFF, so the crown has tiny pornographic images on it.
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I think when the dentist loosened her crowns in order to then reseal them, they had to leave the room due to odor.
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+1 - I'd be googling for a new dentist!

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I told her this before she ever went to him. He charges a fortune, and she was re-crowning teeth he had done a few years ago! And how can someone be using a new material and then not be sure about which adhesive works? I totally agree and this is what I communicated to my mom . . . again.

But when I googled this problem on the internet, after my mom first mentioned the symptoms to me and asked me to research it (I am the official family researcher and knowledge base), I was surprised at just how common it is. Luckily, it can be remedied by the dentist.

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