Category Archives: Dental Crowns

Crown turning dark

I had to have a root canal done on a front tooth (#9). He put a tooth colored post in and a porcelain crown. I loved how the porcelain crown looked. It has been slowly turning darker, but they tell me that is because the tooth underneath is getting darker and showing through. I hate how it looks. I wanted to get the root canal re-done. He didn’t think that was a good idea because of the post. Instead he wants to do a lava crown to somewhat mask the gray. Isn’t there anyway to have the gray completely gone?

Jeremy N.- Orlando, FL


I think the best idea for you would be to take the added time and trouble to do the job right. Because the post is tooth colored, it is probably made of fiberglass. They can be safely removed. So, have your dentist remove it, clean out the tooth thoroughly, you can even do tooth whitening if necessary, then place another porcelain crown on it giving you the smile you desire. You might look for a more experienced cosmetic dentist to do this procedure, then go back to your dentist for regular care.

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Removing a crown tooth without a drill

I saw this recent post on Yahoo Answers and thought it was interesting.  A dental patient who suffers from hyperacusia (abnormal acuteness of hearing) asked if he could have a crown tooth with a post removed without a drill.

The answer is maybe. There is a sticky cube you can bite on this extremely sticky cube. However, you need to make sure your dentist is very familiar with the procedure otherwise it could be a disaster. However, be aware that in some cases the cement is just too strong for this procedure to work.  Another solution would be to get completely soundproof headphones. It would be a one time large expense, but may help solve many problems.

You may also be interested in CEREC Crowns.

This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.