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Question:
Shifting teeth: I have pretty healthy gums and I brush and floss regularly.

I had two old upper filings replaced with about 8 months ago. In the last month my front lower, two middle, have shifted out and down. My lowerfront gums seem tobe protruding too.

This is freaking me out! I've noticed that the molar directly under one of my new crowns has slipped inward. What could be the cause of this? I do grind my teeth badly and wear a store bought guard. ... Visitor from Phoenix

Answer:
It sounds like the fillings may have caused an occlusal error.

Get a consult with a Prosthodontist with 15+ years experience. Prosthodontists are the "masters" of the adult bite.

As a general rule, unbalanced bite pressures is what causes teeth to move. Unfortunately you now have some minor orthodontic issues. For the future..... consider changing dentists.

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