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crowns too high causing trauma

May 24, 2009 - 0 comments

defective crowns


sore gums

Here is something I found when checking out what hyper occlusion is; which I didn't know about until
I went to a Prosthodontist who told me my teeth were in hyper occlusion.

This is what caused all of my trauma; making my gums and tissue sore underneathe the crowns.

I knew my teeth were feeling funny and moving, but I didn't know why. I thought my other teeth beside the high crowned ones were just feeling funny before because of the root canal needing to be done.  

Gordon J Christensen’s dds Observations
Occlusion too high on restorations. Fixed prosthodontic procedures are carried out far more frequently now than they were in years past. On many occasions in my practice, I have observed crowns and fixed prostheses, placed elsewhere, that were left in supraocclusion after cementation. I have seen dentists seat fixed prostheses without checking and correcting occlusal contacts, with the result that the affected tooth or teeth soon become highly sensitive. To avoid the high occlusion, the teeth move in the bone to locations that do not have the same high occlusion. Often, the affected teeth cannot move far enough to get out of the zone of occlusal trauma. The clinical result is a widened periodontal ligament, mobile teeth, painful teeth, open contact areas, chipped ceramic, loosening of implants or implant abutments, and eventual pulpal death of the restored or opposing teeth. In my opinion, clinicians must pay more attention to correcting occlusion when seating comprehensive restorations.

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