Temporary metal crown

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  1. Micheledreinhart

    Micheledreinhart

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    I have a temporary metal crown and just noticed that it looks like the tooth is showing through on part of the chewing surface. Nothing hurts but does this mean the crown has chipped or worn down? Dentist is closed until Monday and I don’t know if this is an emergency?
     
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    Usually not an emergency. The temp crown does not wear well which is why it is a temp. Your dentist may have a difficult time adjusting the bite of the final crown. Teeth do shift so if the temp crown falls off, you need to see your dentist ASAP.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. It did not fall off and it still in tact but perhaps just worn down on the chewing surface. My dentist is closed until Monday and I’m not sure if I should try to contact him over the weekend or just wait until Monday? I have an appt there on Monday already scheduled.
     
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