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Old 04-01-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
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Bite is off after crown

I got a crown put on (implant crown) and the bite has been off ever since. They have shaved down all the teeth on the right side of my mouth to make it better but it hasn't worked. The dentist told me that I should probably get braces now! I asked that they take the crown off but he said that wasn't the problem...hmm. When I told my dentist that I didn't have a problem before this crown was in my mouth he told me - well, you have a problem now. Is there any way this can be fixed? I am so worried. It has been nearly two months of shave this tooth then that one and now my jaw is fatigued. Is there hope?

 
Old 04-01-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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Re: Bite is off after crown

Yes - I so love it when dentists make a change to a tooth and then when it causes a problem want to change every other tooth around the one that they made or changed - yes, let's all ignore common sense which tells us the one tooth changed the bite and let's instead re-arrange the entire bite around this one tooth which is man made instead of correcting the crown itself.

It may be that the post or abutment attached to the implant was left too long so the crown is higher than it should have been so the dentist filed as much as he could without destroying the crown or allowing the post to poke through but its still not enough. The dentist should removed the crown - shave the post down a bit and then try a temp crown and not move to doing another perm crown until your bite feels normal again. He may need to do it a few times before you get the correct height. Of course this should have been done correctly the first time with him letting you wear a temp crown for several months to make sure all was Ok before commiting to a perm crown. I would try and get him to correct his mistake and not charge you for this - its not your fault - he did the work and he should be responsible for it.

He if won't do it then file a complaint against him and seek help from another dentist experienced with implants and crown placement and have him document what had to be done to the implant, new crown, etc as you should then seek reimbursement from the first dentist who originated the work and include these costs in your complaint as well.

 
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #3
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Re: Bite is off after crown

Thanks so much Thelma-Louise. I was starting to feel like I was going crazy. He even told me I would have to start wearing a night guard so my jaw can relax at night! I will make sure to follow your advice.

 
Old 04-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #4
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Re: Bite is off after crown

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Originally Posted by KDobie View Post
I got a crown put on (implant crown) and the bite has been off ever since. They have shaved down all the teeth on the right side of my mouth to make it better but it hasn't worked. The dentist told me that I should probably get braces now! I asked that they take the crown off but he said that wasn't the problem...hmm. When I told my dentist that I didn't have a problem before this crown was in my mouth he told me - well, you have a problem now. Is there any way this can be fixed? I am so worried. It has been nearly two months of shave this tooth then that one and now my jaw is fatigued. Is there hope?
Hello Dobie,
< edited >
I am wondering how long your tooth socket was without a tooth before
the implant crown was seated? Possibly some teeth had time to shift?
I would get a second opinion from a dentist that is not focused on
reconstructive goals...reason being you don't want to invest more
money right? Having a fatigued jaw is so wearing and stressful isn't
it. Stay hopeful. < edited >

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:53 PM   #5
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Re: Bite is off after crown

[QUOTE=Thelma-Louise;4217347]Yes - I so love it when dentists make a change to a tooth and then when it causes a problem want to change every other tooth around the one that they made or changed - yes, let's all ignore common sense which tells us the one tooth changed the bite and let's instead re-arrange the entire bite around this one tooth which is man made instead of correcting the crown itself.

It may be that the post or abutment attached to the implant was left too long so the crown is higher than it should have been so the dentist filed as much as he could without destroying the crown or allowing the post to poke through but its still not enough. The dentist should removed the crown - shave the post down a bit and then try a temp crown and not move to doing another perm crown until your bite feels normal again. He may need to do it a few times before you get the correct height. Of course this should have been done correctly the first time with him letting you wear a temp crown for several months to make sure all was Ok before commiting to a perm crown. I would try and get him to correct his mistake and not charge you for this - its not your fault - he did the work and he should be responsible for it.

He if won't do it then file a complaint against him and seek help from another dentist experienced with implants and crown placement and have him document what had to be done to the implant, new crown, etc as you should then seek reimbursement from the first dentist who originated the work and include these costs in your complaint as well.[/QUOTE



Thelma,

I think you comments are very helpful and thought out. I posted
before I read your reply. Your post is very good and informative.
although I am not the one with the occlusion issues etc you make
perfect sense to me.

Janaly

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