I’ve had a cerec crown for over a year now. It’s always been great, but ever since my last cleaning it has been picking up stains. I’m not sure what to do. I’m not doing anything different. Can it be fixed? Is it because it is a cerec crown?
Dean W. – Colorado
It’s possible that something happened at your last cleaning that damaged the glaze on your cerec crowns. Did your hygienist use anything like a prophy jet? That could have done it.
CEREC crowns hold up pretty well. So there is something else going on. If the glazing is off your crown, it would begin to pick up stains. There are polishing techniques that can be done, but they’re pretty advanced and very few dentists can do them.
You’ll likely have to have the crown replaced. If it turns out the hygienist used something that damaged the crown, then you can probably get them to replace it without charge.
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