My dental crowns are getting old. I don’t have time to do a new crown, which would mean two days away from work. Can I just get the old ones upgraded a little so they are white again?
David R. – MN
If by upgraded, you mean have your crowns whitened, then no. There isn’t any kind of dental work, such as crowns, bonding, or veneers, that can be whitened by traditional teeth whitening. Instead, they have to be re-done.
I know you can’t get a lot of time off work. In that case, I would consider CEREC crowns. You can get them in just one appointment. There is no need for a temporary crown. The same day you go in for the initial appointment, you get your permanent crown.
They’re made out of porcelain, just like regular porcelain crowns and are attractive and natural looking.
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