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Old 08-21-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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I had a crown done a while back. Doc said it was close to the nerve. But, temp was fine, so he cemented on permanent. Since then, I have mild numbness and cold sensitivity on that tooth - but only after chewing on it for a while. I do minor chewing that side and give it a break, it's fine. 2 other dentists say nerve looks fine. One dentist said the crown was probably misshapen - and as made of too hard a material. Do I have a case for asking the original dentist to remake the crown for free - assuming that would help? Very confused. Nerve seems OK, but tooth still hurts. I was told my bite was OK, but am not sure at this point. Please help if you can.

Thanks very much.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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Define "a while back".

Not sure what they mean by "misshapen" or "made of too hard of a material".

You can put any type of crown on a tooth but it's what's going on inside of the tooth that is most likely causing your symptoms.

Get an endodontic consult to check the condition of the nerve.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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Define "a while back".

Not sure what they mean by "misshapen" or "made of too hard of a material".

You can put any type of crown on a tooth but it's what's going on inside of the tooth that is most likely causing your symptoms.

Get an endodontic consult to check the condition of the nerve.
About 10 weeks ago. They didn't clarify what they meant. But they wanted to remake the crown. It could be that this dentist is just trying to make a buck off me. Not saying all dentists are that way - but most that I have dealt with are.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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About 10 weeks ago. They didn't clarify what they meant. But they wanted to remake the crown. It could be that this dentist is just trying to make a buck off me. Not saying all dentists are that way - but most that I have dealt with are.
I'm sure if it's only 10 weeks ago they will remake the crown for free. If they are charging you for a new one, then I would worry (ie. run away). A new crown may or may not make the symptoms go away depending on if the origin is from the nerve or not.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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I'm sure if it's only 10 weeks ago they will remake the crown for free. If they are charging you for a new one, then I would worry (ie. run away). A new crown may or may not make the symptoms go away depending on if the origin is from the nerve or not.
I'm sure he will want to charge. Walking out of there with only 2 crowns was like trying to leave a timeshare with your free gift. But, I'm going to ask him to fix it. And since yanking the crown off and roughing the whole thing up again for the new crown and all the trauma associated with that is going to happen, I personally think a root canal may be in order too.
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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I had a crown done about 6 years ago that was still giving me trouble and recently I had to have a bunch of dental work done and had that one redone too. It was also close to a nerve as well and even after the original crown was put on I would bite down on something--didn't even have to be particularly hard--and would go thru the roof when it hit the nerve. Turns out it wasn't the crown at all but the tooth next to it, so you may want to consider that. Go to the most skillful dentist you can find b/c if you think about it, you'll start to wonder how anyone could get it right--it truly is a craftman's skill to shape one.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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I had a crown done a while back. Doc said it was close to the nerve. But, temp was fine, so he cemented on permanent. Since then, I have mild numbness and cold sensitivity on that tooth - but only after chewing on it for a while. I do minor chewing that side and give it a break, it's fine. 2 other dentists say nerve looks fine. One dentist said the crown was probably misshapen - and as made of too hard a material. Do I have a case for asking the original dentist to remake the crown for free - assuming that would help? Very confused. Nerve seems OK, but tooth still hurts. I was told my bite was OK, but am not sure at this point. Please help if you can.

Thanks very much.
It's not the crown the tooth is going dead. You need a root canal.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:59 AM
 
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I don't think that your doctor shaped your crown incorrectly instead this type of feeling is very common after crown but as you are feeling pain in your teeth I think you should atleast once consult to your dentist and take proper precautions.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:31 AM
 
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It can be possible that the crown is misshaped though the pain could be due to several reasons other than the crown.
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