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Food is getting stuck next to my new crown

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Posted by: rainbowsign  (9 years ago)

I went to a new dentist due to some discomfort I have been experiencing with my crown. He said my crowns were decaying and I agreed to have them replaced. Lately, food has been getting caught in between my new crown and the tooth beside it. When I floss, the floss sometimes get caught. Is there something wrong with the new crown? Will the dentist replace them at his expense? Please advise! Many thanks!
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Posted by: travelerwidpain  (9 years ago)

When food is getting caught in between your crowned tooth and the adjacent tooth, this means the contacts between these teeth are not tight enough. This is annoying and it can lead to decay on the adjacent tooth. You should speak to your dentist about this. He should correct the problem without any further charges.
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Posted by: jungleboy  (9 years ago)
The dentist should redo the crown especially if you can't clean the area properly. Food that get caught in between your teeth can lead to decay and will also aggravate gum disease.