dental crown too tight?

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Should a dental crown be tight at first than settle in? I had my crown put in today and it feels pretty tight. So tight that you can't floss in between. My DDS says that tight is good and that things should settle down in a few days. Is this true? I'm supposed to see her in 5 days so she can check my bite and see how things are going with it.
 
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I had three crowns put on at the same time on the three back teeth on the lower-right side. They all felt really tight when she seated them, but she said pretty much the same thing your DDS told you, that they would settle and feel better in a few days.
They did.
I think I stopped noticing the tight feeling by the next morning. And after a few days of gently trying to floss between them, then that became easier too.
Now (six months later) flossing between them feels that same as flossing between any of the other teeth.

So give it some time, and see how it feels after a few days. :)

Cheers,
Mark
 
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I had three crowns put on at the same time on the three back teeth on the lower-right side. They all felt really tight when she seated them, but she said pretty much the same thing your DDS told you, that they would settle and feel better in a few days.
They did.
I think I stopped noticing the tight feeling by the next morning. And after a few days of gently trying to floss between them, then that became easier too.
Now (six months later) flossing between them feels that same as flossing between any of the other teeth.

So give it some time, and see how it feels after a few days. :)

Cheers,
Mark

Mark-
Thank you so much! I will sleep easier tonight with this bit of advice.:cheers: I think I was just a bit worried that this tightness would actually cause my teeth to shift. After years of braces in my teens, this was the last thing I needed.
 
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I have had a crown on an upper molar for a little over a week now. Mine only felt way too tight when the dentist was fitting it, though, every now and then, I can tell it's there a little bit more. As for flossing, as far as I know, and lol, dental wise that's not much, you are supposed to be able to floss on both sides of the tooth? If the crown really is that tight/bothering you tight, definitely go have it checked/adjusted. My guess is like Mark said after not too long you truly won't even know it's there. :)

Good luck :)

Mona
 
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I might be a bit concerned when you say that the crown contacts are so tight that you cannot floss the tooth. :( You might try some waxed floss or different varieties to see whether you can get something past the contact. It's usually best to floss the tooth to remove things like plaque, food debris, cement/resin remnants, etc. It might loosen up over time, and then again it might not. I suppose you could give it some time to see if there's any improvement, but if not, you might want to see what the dentist can do.
 
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Hi. Am having the same problem. Crowns have gaps at bottom and teeth too high. The throbbing is truly painful. This has been going on since may and no improvement. I have requested 5 be re-done as I have never experienced pain like this. My dentist seems oblivious but in all my years I have never had a single problem with one or multiple crowns with my other dentist. What can I do?
 
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Hi. Am having the same problem. Crowns have gaps at bottom and teeth too high. The throbbing is truly painful. This has been going on since may and no improvement. I have requested 5 be re-done as I have never experienced pain like this. My dentist seems oblivious but in all my years I have never had a single problem with one or multiple crowns with my other dentist. What can I do?

Crown too high- go get it adjusted no big deal
Crowns have gaps at bottom_ ? what do you mean? Bottom of tooth at margin?, bottom of tooth where food touches? gaps between teeth?
 
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Crown too high- go get it adjusted no big deal
Crowns have gaps at bottom_ ? what do you mean? Bottom of tooth at margin?, bottom of tooth where food touches? gaps between teeth?

There are small gaps between the crown and gum on some and those are very sensitive. They felt high when they went in and I have asked the dentist to either replace or fix them on every visit but he just smiles and does nothing.
this is all repair work after being with a truly bad dentist and has been a nightmare.
the teeth feel like a vice so chewing or biting hurts.
as my teeth had natural gaps and these do not I know they have been made too tight. I cannot even touch the top of the bottom teeth as it causes some pain andpretty much every tooth he has worked on be it fillings or root canal has just been a disaster. This man has a brilliant reputation, lectures and teaches at the main dental hospital. Maybe talking not doing are his skills?

i am. Dry nervous now of him taking out a broken molar that is deep into the gum as I have osteoporosis. I have not had one visitwithout pain or one day without pain but he just smiles!

never been frightened of dental work but now am not at all happy.

i will have one last go at getting the teeth corrected but 8-9 requests, emails and texts between visits is madness.
 
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change dentist if there is that many problems and you are being ignored
 
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You should probably change a dentist. Brilliant accolades and reputation mean little if at the end of the day, he is not able to meet your needs or even listen to your concerns and address them.
 
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You should probably change a dentist. Brilliant accolades and reputation mean little if at the end of the day, he is not able to meet your needs or even listen to your concerns and address them.

I was an NHS patient. To be sure I would get better treatment, although there are good NHS dentists out there, just sadly disappearing. This treatment has cost me 10,000.
i have no more money to have them re-done at another dentist.
seems I am stuck!
thanks for your concern and responses

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