I’ve had porcelain crowns for quite a few years. They’ve started picking up stains. My dentist says it’s time to replace them. I don’t understand why I have to replace the whole thing if they only thing that’s wrong is the front of them. Can’t I just porcelain veneers to put on them?
Mark A. – MA
Porcelain Veneers are a great treatment, but they only work on natural teeth. Unfortunately, the only thing to do with porcelain crowns once they’ve lived out their usefulnes, is to replace them.
Eventually, you’ll have big problems with the gums pulling away from the edge. That would leave you very vulnerable to things getting trapped, causing decay.
I’d suggest listening to your dentist, in this case.
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