I had to get two dental implants on teeth that you can see when I smile. One is a front tooth and one is a canine. The implants themselves seem okay, but the teeth parts don’t match my other teeth. I’m guessing if they were beside one another they’d match each other, but they look weird and matte compared to the rest of my teeth. Is there anything that can fix this?
There is always a way to get a dental crown to match your other teeth. However, your dentist may not have the cosmetic skills to do it. I would start by asking him to redo them. But, this second time, tell him you want them placed with a temporary try in paste, so you can make certain they match before they are permanently bonded on.
If he’s unwilling to re-do them, and the dental implants themselves are in good condition, you won’t have much recourse. You may have to bite the bullet and pay for new porcelain crowns by a dentist who has more cosmetic skills than your current dentist.
If it does come down to that, look for a dentist who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry or one recommended on the mynewsmile.com website. Dentists from either group will be able to create beautiful crowns that blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. Just make certain they have dental implant training as well so they understand how the crown will fit with the implant.
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