Temporary dental crown before permanent crowns. Prosthodontics wisdom please.
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Diagnosing decay under temporaries
Perhaps a second opinion? How long were you wearing the temps? If merely weeks, it may simply be what some dentists affectionately call "black scuzz". Chromogenic bacteria gets under the temps, then turn black. Hydrogen peroxide makes it go away instantly; its not decay.
Or it may be.
I had a patient see another dentist 10 days after I placed a temporary crown. The other dentist had less experience and convinced the patient there was decay and emailed me photos. What was shown was NOT decay, and I advised how to fix it. They insisted otherwise and redid everything (no idea if they charged, but I assume they did).
If you do have decay, you will need new impressions, but maybe not new temporaries. I would expect a fee of SOME sort.
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