Could I be sensitive to the porcelain crown material
Two years ago , I had 6 dental implants done after some old post and crown restorations broke and to replace a missing tooth. The final crowns placed on most of my upper jaw about one and a half years ago. After the final crowns (6) were placed, the dentist re-made some and did some adjustments because the fit and appearance were not good.
The shape of the upper jaw was still unnatural and the side of my tongue and my upper lip were irritated and a year later he agreed to redo three adjacent crowns that were apparently causing problems. The temporaries he made at this point were a huge improvement and I could talk comfortably for the 2 weeks they were in place. I thought the problem was solved.
He then placed the new permanent crowns using temporary cement for a week to test them out. I had a little irritation, but much less than with the first set of crowns.
Three weeks ago he permanently cemented those same crowns and I am miserable. My lips feel raw and sore all the time and front half and one side my tongue and lips are irritated by speaking. This began about half an hour after I left his office and has not improved.
Could I be sensitive to the porcelain crown material? ( I've had crowns without problems for decades, though) Is this a placement or fit issue? All of the crowns he did seem to be angled outward (food gets trapped along the gumline every time I eat). The first teeth on the side seem to touch my lips and maybe spread my mouth a little.
I don't know what to do about this.
How could the same crowns be placed so differently that it causes so much discomfort?
The dentist has done all the remakes and refits without extra charge. I don't want to put him through more expense and time if it doesn't solve the issue, but this is really messing up my life.