Is it normal to use a drill on a new crown to get the bite to fit?
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#Crown adjustment needed exposing metal #DrSoftTouch
It is not uncommon to need an adjustment after having a crown placed. In your case, an adjustment was needed and the metal on your porcelain fused to metal crown is now exposed. This, in itself, should not cause a problem. If you are unhappy with the metal show through, I would recommend speaking with your dentist about this issue. One option would be to remove the crown, prepare the tooth more, take a new impression, and have a new crown made. I never recommend using PFM for an anterior crown. All porcelain crowns are the best aesthetic option for front teeth. I use both Empress and Emax for my patients. Both are durable and look very natural. It's always important to look at before and after photos when selecting a dentist. This will give you a pretty good indication of what you can expect. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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