I need some advice. My dentist is giving me a full-mouth reconstruction. I like the way the temporary crowns look. They’re perfect. I have a bit of trouble eating but I’m sure I’ll get used to that. My question is how perfect they look. Should I get one of the teeth offset a bit so they don’t look too perfect?
I want you to call your dentist and tell them to put the order on hold with the lab. You don’t want to go through with this full-mouth reconstruction until some things are fixed here. This is serious, so don’t put this off. You mentioned you have trouble eating but think you’ll get used to it. That raises clear warning bells with me.
A full-mouth reconstruction is a very advanced procedure which takes equally advanced training to do correctly. Dental school will NOT be enough. If it is not done properly, you will end up with TMJ Disorder. This can leave you in pain for the remainder of your life unless you have the case redone. As these typically cost a small fortune, I’m sure you don’t want to pay for it twice.
Plus, once you crown teeth they will always have to have dental crowns. Now that your teeth have been prepared and you have temporaries, there is no turning back. So make sure this case is done correctly.
Your dentist needs to re-do the temporaries until they are completely comfortable in your mouth. That means comfortable at rest and comfortable when you are eating.
As for the cosmetic appearance. You can have a perfect smile or a slightly imperfect smile. It is up to you. However, any changes which you want will have to be done at the lab, not when they are being bonded on. This is another reason to put this on hold until you have things the way you want them.
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