i had a bridge put in my upper left side. now when i bite down, my lower left canine hits my upper tooth. i feel i can not close my mouth completely. the dentist has already ground my upper right canine to try to make it fit. it doesnt. now he wants to grind down my lower left canine. Is this common practice? or should he just fix or replace the bridge?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 10 - June - 2013, at 20:01 PM

  • It looks like that your dental bridge is high and due to this you are not able to close your mouth. Sometimes in such cases, the dentist do grind the bridge but that is very selective and is done for minor adjustments but it is not indicated to grind the natural teeth. So if the bridge is too high then he has to get it remade or get the bridge adjusted according your your occlusion. for more info on dental bridges you can check this article.... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-crowns-bridges-22.aspx

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