A 47-year-old member asked:

Should a bite evaluation be done on a newly crowned tooth?

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Dr. Nathaniel Chan
22 years experience
Yes if it feels off: Any new crown or filling for that matter should feel completely natural if it is fitting correctly. You should never have to adjust your bite to fit a crown or a filling, they need to fit you. However, there are occasions when even though there is no obvious discomfort, excessive wear on a filling or crown may still indicate that the fit is not correct.
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Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
The goal is: For the bite to feel the same as it did prior to the placement of the crown / inlay / onlay / filling. The bite should always be checked after the placement of the restoration. With that said, sometimes the patient might need to return for a bite adjustment after the patient has been functioning on the tooth. The anesthesia during the procedure could skew the patients perception at the time.
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