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My crown is staining

I have two crowns on my upper arch toward the front of my smile. They looked fine until a few weeks ago. Now they’re dull and they are becoming stained. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

Nancy- Boston


It sounds to me like your hygienist used a prophy jet or something similar on it during your last cleaning. Were they aware that you had crowns on your teeth? If so, they weren’t very competent in how they handled your cleaning. That will take the glaze off your crown.

It is possible to restore it with a diamond polish. If your dentist doesn’t already know the procedure then I would go to a dentist more familiar with cosmetic procedures and care.

Once you get these restored, make sure your new hygienist is aware they cannot be cleaned with a power polishing spray.

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