This was my first crown, tooth #30. Over correction on the bite resulted in a tooth that cannot grind, causes pain to bite in the crowned and opposing tooth. Dentist providing second opinion performed root canal and another minor adjustment to prevent unnecessarily replacing first crown. I'm choosing to replace it with CEREC but only have the original xrays of my teeth for comparison. Can CEREC be done effectively without scanning the unprepped tooth?
My Porcelain/metal Crown Fits Poorly. Can CEREC Replacements Be Done Without Viewing the Original Unprepped Tooth?
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Doctor Answers 4
Cerec in place of Current Crown
Scanning the tooth after removing the ill fitting crown is a neccessary step in creating a CEREC crown. This allows for it to make a precise crown for you.
Can a CEREC crown be done?
You must remove the old crown correct the preparation and then scan and create a new crown good luck
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC
Yes. It can be done. Cerec is a state of the art way of making a crown, and its faster that traditional methods.
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Cerec Scan or Impression necessary for a custom fit dental crown
That's a great question. A cerec crown is custom made to your tooth to fit precisely. The current ill-fitting crown would have to be removed. The dentist will most likely polish the tooth a bit before scanning it or taking a mold. Unforthunatelly, this is necessary to create a custom fit dental crown. It should be a relatively easy procedure. Good Luck!