Crown and implant placed on my two front teeth: crown is longer than the implant, what can be done? (photos)
Doctor Answers 3
Hi, thanks for your question and posting pictures.
Generally porcelain crowns or veneers on front teeth can be shortened slightly without a problem. They can also be polished to a glaze like finish by your dentist. Cosmetic dentists do this all the time.
An important question is did your dentist show your crowns to you before cementing them on? Did he get your acceptance and "permission to cement them"? This is common practice with cosmetic dentists, and if that was not done you have grounds to ask him to redo them without charging you again. If he did, and you accepted them, then whether or not he should redo them at full fee will depend on the dentist and your relationship with him. However, I would recommend that he try to reshape the porcelain to see if that satisfies you before resorting to redoing the crowns.
Hi, thanks for sending in your question. its simple for your dentist to simply adjust the crown very slightly to get a perfect even length on both. Please discuss this with him/her.
All the best,
One crown is longer
Have no fear. It is very easy for your dentist to adjust the length of the tooth that is longer. It will not be necessary to remove the crown.
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