Reply To: Can an Existing Crown Be Ground Down or Built Up to Change it’s Shape?



Hi Roger,

It may be possible for the crown too be ‘built’ up by a dental technician adding additional ceramic material to the crown, or they might choose to remove all the ceramic material before remaking the crown. This shouldn’t affect the integrity of the crown as any cracks should be evident before it leaves the dental laboratory and before it is fitted.

However, it might be worth seeing another dentist for a second opinion on the placement of your implant as you mentioned it seemed very close to the adjacent tooth. Grinding down a crown so you can floss could potentially affect the integrity and strength of the crown. It would also be interesting to get another opinion as to why your teeth have apparently shifted position to such a degree in a relatively short space of time.

Best regards,