FYI... I am in the dental field, so I can help you with this question.
A new crown should never feel uncomfortable in any way. Other than for perhaps the first couple of hours or one day or two the most... some sensitivity to temperature and/or chewing. After that, you should not even be aware that it is there.
As for the food getting impacted... again this should never be the case with a new crown. If this problem continues, you will develop a periodontal pocket which will become infected as the food debris gets pushed further and further down. If the interproximal area (in between the teeth) of the crown and the tooth in front of it cannot be adjusted properly to prevent food from getting stuck in there, then a new crown needs to be made.
As for the money aspect... you are not responsible for the cost of a new crown if that is what needs to be done and it is done in that same office. If you are not getting any satisfaction from this dental office, then seek a new dentist elsewhere. If the new dentist feels this crown is ill fitting, then request a refund of your money in writing from the original dentist to pay for the new crown. If they give you a hard time... speak to the owner of the practice and tell him you will file a claim with the state dental board if need be.
You have every right to be comfortable with your new dental work. It should feel fine if it is done properly.
Hope this helps!
Originally Posted by milliedu
I did a crown on my upper tooth, the last one, back in Apr or May this year. After that, I feel two issues. First issue, I feel very uncomfortable (tired /exhausted) after chewing, even vegetables and soft meat..... It's like some sort of fatigue after every meal, took me a day or a couple of days resting that tooth to get back to use again.
The other issue bothers me even more, after crowning, there is a huge space between the crown with next one, but there was not problem before the crown. Every time after eating anything, food stuck there. If I don't have chance to floss it out right away, it'll bother me a lot.
I called my dentist at least twice, the first time she just took a look, and filed the crown a little bit. About the space I mentioned, she said the crown is perfectly located, not much space!!! The second time, she didn't do anything. She said it looks great. She said I just need used to it.
What should I do now? I really don’t want live my days like that forever.
Is there other way fix it quick other than redo it?
If redo the crown is the only way, I’d like to get either this crown redone by the same dentist office (not the same dentist) or they reimburse me I’ll find another dentist do the job.
But if I call my dentist, she’ll be saying , the crown is good, what should I respond to that? Any suggestion?
Thank you very much!