I have just had a silver crown fitted on the NHS, to replace a 20yr gold, back lower molar crown which had developed decay underneath. After the fitting I felt pressure to the next teeth as if it was too big (wide not high). The dentist attempted to drill/shape the crown to make it more comfortable and has asked me to go back next week for a review and polish. I am concerned because I cannot get floss between the teeth either side of the crown. What I would like to know before seeing my dentist again is how much is it possible to improve the situation with the crown in situ. Ie. how possible is it to improve the fit of the crown and is it likely to damage the teeth either side if he starts drilling down the sides. If I am unhappy that I cannot floss can I reasonably ask for the crown to be replaced? And if they leave the crown as is, can it cause damage to the teeth either side.
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