I had a dental crown break. It had only been a year and I was frustrated. I needed a new crown quickly because I had to get to a work conference. My dentist suggested we use a CEREC crown because I could get it fixed in just one appointment. I agreed, eager to get this over with. The thing is huge and bulky. It feels like a giant wad of gum stuck in the back of my mouth. It’s actually causing me to bite my tongue and cheek because it is so big. My impression was that CEREC crowns were supposed to fit like a normal crown. What do you recommend I do?
You are correct that they should fit just as well as a normal crown. In fact, in most cases, they should fit better because they are milled by a computer.
I have to say, I don’t have a lot of confidence in your dentist. Your original dental crown should have lasted much more than that. I would consider FIVE years a bare minimum. The very first thing you should have been provided was a refund.
Now, your dentist does a CEREC crown and blows it too. Normally, a CEREC crown would be built on the “map” of your natural tooth before it is ground down for the crown. This tooth was already prepared. While there is a way for the dentist to use the software to build up a model of the tooth, it appears your dentist does not have this skill.
You asked for my advice. Here it is. I want you to ask for a refund on the broken crown as well as the CEREC crown. If you keep biting your cheek with this oversized crown, it could lead to the growth of a tumor. Then, once you have secured your refunds, I want you to find a dentist with a much better track record than this one. Be sure to check their online reviews.
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