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Old 09-04-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
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Angry New Crown -- Can see metal

on the chewing surface. I'm furious! Has this happened to anyone else, and what did you do about it? I paid $700 and don't think that any of the metal should be showing. Your thoughts are appreciated!


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Old 09-05-2003, 01:27 AM   #2
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I may have to get a crown. How does that work? do they really cut your tooth or what is left of it somehow to make a crown fit?

Is there supposed to be metal under there?

I just got two teeth resin and it has lil metal looking chips from the drill I think ): I don't understand how they can be so careless.

Old 09-05-2003, 05:38 AM   #3
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The dentist files down or reduces your tooth's size, then makes an impression of it. The impression is sent to a lab that builds the crown by creating a metal casing to cover the tooth, then adds/builds porcelain on top of it until it will fit in your mouth.

My dentist had to grind mine down to accomodate my bite, and now the metal casing is showing on the surface -- it looks like I have a filling! It's preposterous to have a brand new crown that looks like it has a filling. I've decided what I'm going to do, and thanks for your response. I hope if anyone else has this happen, that they don't allow the dentist to get away with it. It may actually be the lab's fault for not making the crown correctly.

Good day!

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