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19 Temp Crowns - Very limited chewing - Panicky

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Phoby P

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I had 19 temp crowns put in March 1. A full upper 13 and 3 on each side of bottom. They are bulky and the front top teeth feel too big. Also I can't seem to chew anything except super soft stuff. It's causing my anxiety to soar. Going in 12 days to do try ins for permenant crowns. Will permenant crowns be a lot better cause if they are just the same as the temps feel I'll go banannas.i can't talk to dentist till Monday. :scared:
 
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Phoby P

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I had 19 temp crowns put in March 1. A full upper 13 and 3 on each side of bottom. They are bulky and the front top teeth feel too big. Also I can't seem to chew anything except super soft stuff. It's causing my anxiety to soar. Going in 12 days to do try ins for permenant crowns. Will permenant crowns be a lot better cause if they are just the same as the temps feel I'll go banannas.i can't talk to dentist till Monday. :scared:
Any suggestions from anyone who have temp crowns that are constantly bothering them?
 
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I've never had that many at once, but I have definitely felt that temp crowns are much less comfortable than the permanent ones.
 
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Phoby P

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Thanks for your advise, but now I'm waiting for the dentist to call me back so I can see what they say. The four in the upper front are bridged and they feel too big where my tongue is constantly touching them. I'm paying a lot of money and there's no way I can live like this if the permenants are too big and gaggy like. I'm going crazy.
 
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Phoby P

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These temp crowns are distracting me from when I wake in the morning till I go to bed. I can't think straight from this constant distraction. Anyone have any suggestions or advice on what to take or do to help ease this tension?:hmm:
 
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Phoby - No offense to your Dentist but why did he/she do so much work in one sitting?? It seems ridiculous that they sent you home with 19 temps --- I'd have thought they'd work on one quadrant at a time and no more so that you could at least get some comfort chewing on the other side while you waited for your perm crowns. Unless I'm missing a big part of this story, it just seems like a lot to handle at once for a patient.

Have you called your Dentist to tell him/her that you're this uncomfortable?? Are you in pain or just distracted?? Have you tried Ibuprofen? That's the best OTC medicine for dental pain, IMO. If you need stronger relief, don't stop calling your Dentist. They must do something to ease your suffering.
 
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Phoby P

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Deck15 - thanks for your assistance. To give yah more details. I'm super phobic so I went to a specialist where they offer all of your dental needs while I'm under IV general anesthesia. Where I live there are various places that offer all dental work in one visit but only offer sleep sedation which is where you take halcion but are still awake. I just couldn't do a pill sedation. And I also couldn't ever imagine going to numerous visits. Because first of all I need a driver to take me to and from the dentist because I can't drive after anesthesia and I only have one person my brother who can take me. I know doing it on portions would have been better but if I ran into an issue with the first quadrant or second and had problems I probably would have chickened out to finish the job. I had 5 teeth extracted 16 years ago and never got any Bridges I just left them empty because at the time I was married and had children and the cost to do Bridges with a specialist and IV sedation was too costly. Over the last couple years 7 other teeth decayed and deteriorated. I was just too scared to go to a specialist. I learned to just live with it. About 3 years ago i was diabetic overweight smoked and liked beer. I went on a diet, cut out the smokes and beer and over the past 3 years lost 100 pounds. All this to get healthier seemed in vein if my teeth were decaying. So to do one side or one fourth of the mouth wouldn't have helped because I didn't have chewing capabilities on both sides of the mouth. I have no one to blame but myself. I wish I would have addressed my dental fears years ago when I was younger. I've tried the ibuprofen and only helps a little. Bit thanks for your advice. I got a hold of the dentist and after explaining all of my concerns, I said no sense playing around with these temps. They already did various bite checks and recemented the upper 13 unit cause it came loose, they moved up the try-ins of the permenants to this Thursday 4/20. I've researched that permenants do fit and feel alot better than temps. The dentist believes so also
My brother said to see how the permenants feel and if I have the same problems tell the dentist. I really hope this is true. Thanks deck15. Has anyone else have an experience where temps were unbearable but the permenants were perfect? :confused:
 
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