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Does a crown cause gums to recede?

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Posted by: bailey  (8 years ago)
Hi Checkdent Team!

I broke three of my teeth namely the lateral incisor ( front tooth), the canine and the first premolar a few months ago. I got a porcelain crown on the three broken teeth and my dentist suggested a veneer on the other front tooth to match its appearance with the crowned front tooth. Since I had the crown on I noticed that my gums started to recede and I feel like they are irritated. I was also disappointed with the result of the veneer on my tooth. It's longer than the crowned front tooth. What should I do now? Can they redo the crown and the veneer? Please advise.

Thanks for your time!
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Anytime a patient is not satisfied with the results of restorations the treating dentist should be willing to redo the restoration(s) until the patient is satisfied. Anterior aesthetics is obviously extremely important to patients and is also one of the most difficult aspects of cosmetic dentistry. It takes careful attention to details from start to finish.

Good luck!
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: bailey  (8 years ago)
Thanks Doc!

I am now more confident to go back to my dentist and request for his works to be redone.
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Posted by: iamworried  (8 years ago)
Hello Bailey,

New crown should not be impinging on the gum tissue. Too deep crowns cause the gum tissue to be irritated,inflamed or recede.