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Temporary Crown Size

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Posted by: toothpain1  (7 years ago)
Should a temporary crown be the same length as the original tooth? I had one put on the last (rear-most) molar in the upper left hand side of my teeth, and noticed it is about 1/4 inch shorter than the adjacent tooth. I'm wondering if this will cause unnecssary pressure on the adjacent tooth as I'm having some pain when chewing. Is a temporary crown supposed to be same height/length as the original molar or shorter? Should I call my dentist to adjust, as I'm going to have this thing on for 2 weeks?
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Should a temporary crown be the same length as the original tooth? I had one put on the last (rear-most) molar in the upper left hand side of my teeth, and noticed it is about 1/4 inch shorter than the adjacent tooth. I'm wondering if this will cause unnecssary pressure on the adjacent tooth as I'm having some pain when chewing. Is a temporary crown supposed to be same height/length as the original molar or shorter? Should I call my dentist to adjust, as I'm going to have this thing on for 2 weeks?

If you are talking about a back tooth, the temporary should be the same height and not shorter. If shorter, the tooth and the opposing tooth will erupt and the final crown will be hight.

On front teeth, sometimes we vary the length of temporaries when we are trying to correct esthetic deficiencies.
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