I’m having to replace four crowns which are aging. Originally, my crowns were a beautiful white color. My new dentist has made me temporaries but they’re yellowy and don’t feel or look like they have the right shape. He wants to make the permanent ones and I’m not wanting to. I told him my concerns and he actually yelled at me saying they “were perfect” and I’m unreasonable. I left telling him not to even order the permanent ones. However, now I have these hideous temporaries and I don’t know what to do. These are my front teeth.
This “I know better than you” attitude is what dentists learn in dental school. However, those who invest the time after they graduate to learn that when it comes to creating gorgeous smiles it is what the patient thinks which matters.
A true cosmetic dentist would never have behaved the way your dentist did. You were wise not to allow him to move on to the permanent crowns. You would have been miserable every time you saw them.
Plus, if the shape is off, it can throw your bite off. Then, you risk getting TMJ Disorder.
Finding a Cosmetic Dentist
Especially because you’re talking about your front teeth, you need an expert cosmetic dentist. In your place, I’d look for a dentist who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Accredited Dentists are among the top in the world. They’ll give you a stunning smile. If you’re not satisfied, neither are they.
I’m going to suggest, because you are about to get new crowns and you said you like them to be white, make sure you teeth are the level of whiteness you’ll be happy with for a long time.
If they’re not, it is important you get your teeth whitened before getting your permanent crowns. This way they’ll match your permanent tooth color and you won’t have to re-do anything.
This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.