One of my crowns is higher than the others. Can it be filed down? (Photo)
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it is possible that this crown can be filed down to look more aesthetic. Yu need to be prepared that filing it down may damage the crown and require replacement.
Shorten one crown that sticks out.
It is possible to shorten the crown depending on how much reduction was done originally. Ideally the doctor would have reshaped the gingival tissue and or alveolus before making crown so it would look more natural.
The teeth look somewhat overcontoured as well.
Uneven crowns, recontouring
Depending on the amount of porcelain on the top of the tooth, crowns can be adjusted. If you could go to the dentist that did the crowns, he will most likely will be able to tell you how much adjustment can be made without getting the tooth underneath the crown exposed.
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It depends on the thickness of crown material
Your crown can be filed down as long as you have enough material to do so. There is a minimum amount of thickness that is required for any crown. As long as the minimum thickness is met, it can be filed down.
Crown adjustment would depend...#DrSoftTouch
Crowns can be adjusted, but that would depend on how thick the porcelain is in the area that needs to be adjusted. I would recommend following up with the same dentist who placed your crowns. He/she should be able to tell you how much adjustment can be made. I hope this helps. Click save on the save button below my name, so that you may ask me more questions in the future.
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