dental care


Question by  JessiTara (19)

Is it normal to have space between a new crown and your gum line?

I had a new crown put on today and have noticed that I can see a space between my crown and my gum line.


Answer by  mechtech74 (692)

Absolutely not, a new crown should fit perfectly to the gum line with no visible gap whatsoever. Go back to your dentist immediately to have this corrected, and perhaps even the crown remanufactured. For some people, especially smokers, recession and gap will occur after several years, but you can reduce this possibility by careful and frequent brushing.


Answer by  quietgg (292)

No. The dentist should have prepped the tooth below the gum line and ensure the new crown is the correct size. If the dentist did this correctly, it is possible that the lab did not build the crown to the correct size. In any case, your dentist should rework it immediatelly at no extra cost to you.


Answer by  Brandon55 (1719)

A dental crown does not always fit exactly against the gums, so a small space is not totally abnormal. If you notice food getting stuck talk to the dentist.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

You should not have any space between your tooth and the gum line. If you do then there is a chance that you will get another cavity.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Normally there shouldn't be any space between the new crown and the gum line. But sometimes to maintain a good gum line dentist allow a spacing of 1mm.

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