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Wolcott, Connecticut
A 30-year-old male asked:

my gum slightly receded above my crown leaving a slight margin. theres no carrie and the crown is in tact, can the margin just be patched w/ composite?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Composite Patch: What are you trying to accomplish? It the tooth sensitive? Is the metal margin visible when you smile? How old is the crown? Maybe it's best to just leave it and keep it clean and visit your dentist twice a year to have it monitored. Your dentist is best prepared to advise you what is best for this tooth.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Margin repair: Yes, the margin can often be "patched" with a composite filling, However, this is not always the best solution and may pose other problems. Choices are leave it alone and monitor; patch with risks; remake the crown. Discuss the pros and cons of each option with your own dentist. Then make an intelligent and educated decision.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Better: A better solution would be to see a gum specialist, a Periodontist, to see if the gums can be repositioned to hide the margins of the crown.

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