Crown sits too high on dental implant
Crown sits too high on dental implant - what can we do?
My son had extensive surgery with bone grafting due to an OKC cyst. The oral surgeon later placed a dental implant because he lost his 3rd molar in the process of removing the cyst. Everything is fine, the bone grew in nicely. We then went to our dentist to have the crown made and placed on the implant.The dentist did impressions of top and bottom teeth and checked his bite.
Yesterday we went in to get the crown placed. I seen it on the table and it looked amazingly like a real tooth. Well, the problem is, it sat too tall. The dentist said that maybe his top tooth had drifted down some and they would have to file a small amoount of the enamal off the top tooth to make it fit. Well he did that, and it was still too high. They started filing off the crown. They would bring it back, try it again, check with bite paper and repeat this process.
By the time they put it in his mouth and we looked at it, it was horrible. It looks so fake and it is very flat now. Doesn't even look like a tooth :( My poor son has been through so much. I know no one will probably see it back that far but I am just wondering why it didn't fit? They took so many x-rays and impressions. Why didn't they just make the crown smaller?