Can replacing my protruding crown in the front tooth weaken it?

Q. Can a dental crown be shaped according to the adjacent teeth?

Answered by
Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 07, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jul 12, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have six upper teeth on the left side. My dentist gave me a partial denture. I have four implants on my lower jaw to support the lower denture. Before three weeks, my dentist made a crown for the front tooth due to dental caries. The dental assistant said that the crown appeared long. When I discussed this with my friend, I realized that a part of the crown was protruding. I went to the clinic before two weeks. The dentist told me the problem was due to the adjacent rotated tooth and adjusted the crown accordingly. However, it is not aligned with other teeth and hits the lower implant hard. After a week, I asked the dentist to remove the crown and suggested a new crown. He enquired with the dental assistant whether the issue had arisen before. I got an injury on my lips when he used an explorer. My other tooth chipped off a few months ago. Now the dentist says that adjustments can make the tooth weak. I think he has smoothened the protruding part of the tooth with difficulty. I am not satisfied with the treatment. Please help.



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I am an implant specialist. Your dentist could have shaped the tooth for proper alignment according to the central and lateral incisors. You might have dentinal hypersensitivity due to the trimming of natural teeth. Excess trimming can lead to fracture, chipping, or cracking, particularly if the opposing teeth have a bridge. If you are concerned about esthetics, a small tooth portion can be trimmed according to the adjacent crown. Your lip injury may be an accident during instrumentation. Consult your dentist for proper alignment.

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