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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

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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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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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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.
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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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.

That's it, my mistake. Do you think the old crown needs to be replaced?
 
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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.
This sensation would never be caused by a high bite.
 
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