New crown question

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    I just had a root canal/crown put in next to an old crown (#2 new & #3 old.) I seem to have the feeling you get when foil touches your fillings. It's between the two teeth. Can there be some sort of a metal reaction between the two? The old crown is pretty old. Idk what they used on that. I was told the #2 new crown is titanium.
     
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    Zuri Barniv Verified Dentist

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    When did you have it installed? Sometimes it takes a few weeks for things to settle in. It's unlikely there is a reaction between the metals.
     
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    One month ago. I guess I'll give it a little more time. Just feeling so weird. Thanks
     
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    Zuri Barniv Verified Dentist

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    Sometimes crowns that are a little too tall for your bite cause weird sensations like that. I would let the dentist know now you are having this problem rather than keep waiting. A month is a reasonable amount of time, so I think you should look into it more.
     
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    Thanks so much!
     
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    What you're describing is the galvanizing effect between 2 different metals. Usually modern crowns minimizes this effect. The new crown is probably zirconia and not Titanium. Titanium is used as dental implants and not crowns.
     
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    That's it, my mistake. Do you think the old crown needs to be replaced?
     
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    This sensation would never be caused by a high bite.
     
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    Zuri Barniv Verified Dentist

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    Wow - amazing you can be so confident about that!
     
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    Yes I am very confident that it's nothing to do with the bite. Honestdoc has accurately explained the reason behind this sensation.
     
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    Zuri Barniv Verified Dentist

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    You could make a lot more money diagnosing dental problems over the internet than me with 20 years of experience. Good luck with that!
     
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    I agree with Dr. Barniv that the crowns can bite too high and cause many problems.
     
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