I got a CEREC crown on a molar. I’ve had horrible pain ever since, whenever I bite down on anything. My dentist blames it on the way I chew. He said I have a cow chewing effect and that is the cause. I’m wondering how that is possible if it didn’t hurt before.
Mika B. – Denver, CO
I’m with you. I see no reason why you would suddenly start chewing like a cow. My suspicion is your dentist is just not quite up to snuff on this procedure.
CEREC crowns are milled by a computer, so they’re usually easier to place. That being said, there are two things that can go wrong.
- It is placed too high. If that happens, whenever you bite down, that tooth is higher than the others. That would cause sensitivity whenever you bite down.
- A second possibility is that the underlying tooth is infected. It’s possible something was missed.
Because I’m not sure your dentist is handling this well, I would get a second opinion from an endodontist.
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