Problems with Crowns

I’ve had dental crowns put on in the past and this is the first time I’ve had any problems with any of them. I just got two new ones. The problem seems to be that they can’t touch their opposing teeth. Is that weird? It really bothers me.

River S.- Sun Valley

River,

You’re not weird that it bothers you. Your teeth are supposed to touch. There are entire dental textbooks devoted to the study of occlusion (how your teeth come together). All your opposing should meet together at the same time when you clench your teeth in order for you to have proper function with your jaw.

The fact that your bite is out of alignment can lead to TMJ disorder. If your dentist is not able to get your new dental crowns aligned properly, then I recommend you go to see a TMJ Dentist. It is important you get your teeth aligned, because TMJ is a very painful condition.

If you need a recommendation for who to see in your area, then get back in touch with me.

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