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Think Your Dental Crown Is Too High? Why You Should Get It Checked Out Right Away

Posted in Crowns

A high dental crown is a common issue, but it’s not one you can afford to ignore.

Why Is Your Crown Too High?

After placing your crown, your dentist asks you to bite down to check the fit, seeing how it lines up with your other teeth.

However, there’s more to it than what the dentist can see. He or she will also ask you how the crown feels when you bite down. The problem is that you might be numb from the procedure. You can’t always feel how well the cap fits against your other teeth or may be unsure about what the right fit feels like.

Being too numb from anesthetic is the most common reason people end up with crowns that don’t quite fit.

What’s Wrong with a High Crown?

It’s usually a couple hours or days after your procedure that you start to notice how strange your crown feels. The crown may not bother you, at first, or you may even get used to it, so it’s easy to ignore the issue.

When a crown is high, that means it’s the first point where your upper and lower teeth meet. But in a healthy bite, all of your teeth should meet at the same time.

Even if your crown is only slightly too high, that will make a difference in your bite. This difference can lead to some very uncomfortable problems like:

  • TMJ pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Wear on the opposite teeth.

If you clench your teeth hard and the capped tooth hurts, that’s a sign the crown may be too high. See your dentist as soon as possible. Adjusting a high crown takes only a few minutes and will spare you a lot of irritation in the long run.

Posted on behalf of:
Elegant Smiles
1955 Cliff Valley Way NE #100
Brookhaven, GA 30329

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