I had six dental crowns placed. Between my front two teeth I’ve been having some type of reaction. The gums are inflamed and bleeding. I asked my dentist for the alloy certificate, but didn’t see any alloy composition on it. The certificate said something like GC LiSi Press. I have tried researching this but literally cannot find anything on this. Can you tell me anything about what is in this so I can figure out what type of reaction I am having?
Yes, It is a GC LiSi Press. The reason you can’t find any alloy on the certificate is because an alloy only is only for metal based crowns. You have a metal-free crown.
I honestly do not think this is an allergic reaction for a couple of reasons. First, I can’t imagine that your other four crowns are made from a different material. If you were allergic to anything in the crowns it would affect all of the gums by your dental crowns, not just two of them. Second, Press is a high-density lithium disilicate. There are no documented cases of any allergies to this type of dental crown. Third, bleeding is not a symptom of an allergy. What it is a symptom of is gum disease.
What this tells me is food and other types of bacteria are getting trapped there. What I’d like you to do is to floss in the area. It could be a matter of not flossing enough. Or, there could be a margin overhang. If there is a ledge under the gum that catches your floss that would indicate a problem that your dentist needs to fix. If that is not the issue than I will suggest something like a WaterPik to make sure you are getting that area thoroughly cleaned out when you brush and floss.
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