I am fuming. Today as I private patient I went to a dentist (Irish) I hadn't been to before. The dentist came highly recommended. I went to have a simple filling and also cleaning and polishing. Both these went fine. That's all I was there for. While doing the initial exam of my teeth, the dentist noticed a crown was loose. The dentist pulled and pulled with their fingers until the crown came out. After all the other work was done, the dentist re-cememted the crown. When in place the tooth was set too high i.e. too near the other set of teeth. To counter this, the dentist smoothed the crown so that the teeth wouldn't bang each other in the bite. On the way out at the desk, while paying for the treatment, I was taken aback when I was charged for recementing the crown - even though the dentist had actually removed it without permission. At the time, I said nothing as I figured the crown would be out soon enough afterwards on its own and I would have had to have it replaced before much longer. But worst of all was when I got home and could look at my teeth again for the first time. As the freeze began to wear off, the new bite at the site of the crown feels uncomfortably high. There was no problem with the bite before hand. Also, to my horror, there's a huge area in the crown where the dentist smoothed it to correct the bite where all the white part is gone and it is showing the metal underneath! It now looks like a huge decaying hole in the tooth. The tooth is towards the side of my mouth but quite visible when I eat, speak or smile. Where do I stand on this? The dentist really shouldn't have removed the crown in the first place and then to botch up the job in resetting it. My bite is very awkward, my teeth now dont sit naturally together. The crown is unsightly and is probably useless now. I'm very unhappy about this - especially as the dentist was highly recommended by numerous acquaintances. I haven't contacted the practice yet as I'm so mad I don't trust myself not to fly off the handle. Surely it is folly to anger a dentist who has the power of pain at the end of their fingertips. Please, any constructive advice.