I need a crown on my front tooth. My dentist CEREC crowns, but absolutely refuses to do it on my front teeth. I really like the convenience of one appointment crowns. Can you think of a reason he won’t give it to me?
Marcella M. – Idaho
I suspect it is an aesthetics issue. You see, CEREC crowns are milled out of a single block of porcelain. That means they don’t have th subtleties that you find in your natural teeth. That is fine for most of your teeth, but your front teeth are quite visible. Your dentist will want to make sure they get all the variation to make them look natural.
If he does a traditional crown, it will take a little longer, but he can do it beautifully. Of course, it is up to you. If you want a CEREC crown that badly, you can likely have one–from another dentist who doesn’t care as much about the aesthetics. Just know they’ll be a litle flat looking.
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