A 42-year-old female asked:
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new crown (root canal). gums in front of it are now very low. can suck air in thru that space (not like this pre-crown). what possible causes & fixes?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
New crown: This is difficult to answer without a visual exam. Assuming there is no bone loss due to a gum infection, then the crown could be redone to eliminate the spaces. Explain your concerns to your dentist and ask for an explanation about the fit of the new crown. If necessary, seek a second opinion.
Answered on Feb 16, 2014
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Gums around crown: This may be a temporary alteration in the contours of the crown related to the process of preparation, impression taking, temporization and cementation or...It may be related to the contours of the new crown as compared to the contours of the old one. This should be discussed with the dentist who has been treating you.
Answered on Feb 16, 2014

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