I need a crown on a front tooth. I like the idea that CEREC crowns are one appointment. Are they attractive enough for a front tooth?
Lacey Q. – California
CEREC crowns and traditional crowns are both fine for front teeth. The problem won’t necessarily come from the type of crown, but with the artistry of the dentist. You want a dentist with an artistic eye and a high degree of technical skill to match, preferably someone who is AACD accredited. Some expert cosmetic dentists don’t like putting a CEREC crown on your very front teeth because on a machine they’re milled from a single block of porcelain and you may not get the subtle varieties you could with a hand-made crown.
What to take away from this is the most important aspect of any kind of aesthetic work in dentistry is the dentist. Find a great dentist and then let him or her suggest the better option for your tooth.
This blog is brought to you by Hilton Head Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Bonnie Rothwell.