Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist to Match a Crown Perfectly
I have a front tooth that I want to look beautiful and natural. I have been dealing with my chipped front tooth since I was a kid. The first permanent crown that was done really never looked good. It didn’t match the surrounding teeth, so when I was older, I had it re-done. Of course everyone in the office told me it looked wonderful, but the color still wasn’t right. It was darker than my other teeth. Although, it was less noticeable, I still wasn’t satisfied. Do you know if I can get it redone again? Or will this cause damage to the tooth underneath the crown to have it done over for a third time? I don’t want to do any long term damage.
– Carl in South Dakota
It isn’t clear from what you have mentioned whether or not you had a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown or exactly what kind of crown you had? But in order to get the most beautiful result, you need to get an all-porcelain crown. You just need to be sure that you find the best cosmetic dentist around to do the work. If you have to suggest to the dentist that you want an all-porcelain crown for your front tooth, that is a major red flag. In order to do this kind of highly visible, aesthetic work well, you truly need an artistically-inclined expert cosmetic dentist. Never push any dentist out of his or her comfort zone!
To answer your question, it is absolutely possible to get a prefect matching crown. Porcelain is an excellent restoration material that reflects light just like your natural tooth does. But the dentist must be well-trained in the bonding technologies and different techniques to manipulate the materials in a way that creates beauty. Not just any dentist can do this kind of work well. Since this is the third time around, you absolutely need to find the right cosmetic dentist to take care of your problem.
It’s too bad that the last time around the office staff were trying to convince you how nice it looked. In a experienced cosmetic dentist’s office, perfection will be the standard. In fact, many times for this kind of work the cosmetic dentist is so meticulous they offer a beautiful smile guarantee. This means you will be able to see exactly how it is going to look before it is permanently bonded into place. When you are in the right hands, you can expect the dentist to confirm your satisfaction three or four times, as they are perfectionists by nature.
Then finally, to answer your question about any long-term damage to the underlying tooth. The answer is, no, there shouldn’t be any issues as long as the dentist knows what he or she is doing. Again, it cannot be stressed enough how absolutely imperative it is that you see the best cosmetic dentist you can find, even if you have to travel to a larger city. Not just any general or family dentist will meet your needs.
Third time is a charm!
This post is sponsored by Phoenix dentist Arthur Chal Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry.