I want to get two crowns replaced on my front teeth because they are quite old and are discolored. For some reason my dentist is insisting on a full ortho treatment before he’ll replace the crowns. I really don’t understand this. I didn’t need the treatment before I got the crowns the first time. I know my front teeth are a little crooked, but I just can’t afford braces right now. Can’t I get the crowns and then save up for braces later?
Jennifer R. from Maumelle, AR
A dentist should have no problem giving you https://www.grossepointecosmeticdentist.com/grosse-pointe-woods-dental-crown/#mce_temp_url#without having any orthodontic work done. A good dentist should be able to make them look just fine either way. I’m prone to think you need to see another dentist. Every patient is working with a different budget. You need a dentist who is sensitive to your current limitations.
One word of caution. Make sure whomever you choose to use is a highly qualified cosmetic dentist, especially with them being your front teeth. My first inclination is to tell you to go to someone who is AACD accredited. Any of one them will be more than qualified and the results will be both natural and artistic. I am aware that their prices may be slightly above average. That is because you are paying for quality.
Whomever you choose, if they tell you they want to put porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns on your front teeth, don’t do it. No serious cosmetic dentist would ever put them on front teeth. You are in the wrong hands if he/she does. You don’t have to make a scene. Just quietly leave the office and never go back.
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