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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Painful crowns

01/23/2008

Question:

I had a gap between my front two teeth. I decided to have veneers. The venners did not work so I ended up having to get crowns. When I talk it seems as if the edge of my crowns are going up in my gums and the two teeth on either sides of my crowns seem to tightenand and are very uncomfortable. My gums also look as if they are imflamed. Is there anything that can be done to get some relief? I have had them over two years.

Answer:

A clinical evaluation is needed to fully evaluate your situation; however, it is possible that your two crowns are impinging on the space for the gums. The solution for this is to have new crowns made that are not overcontoured.

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University