Question by Sir Singleton: Is it possible to change dentists during a cosmetic dentistry procedure?
I needed a dental implant complete with the porcelain crown and whatnot. A dentist in New York attached the titanium implant about a year ago.
Is it possible to seek another dentist to attach the crown, given I have no x-rays of the implant site prior to the implant?
Is it possible to remove the porcelain crown at any point if, let’s say, you get your teeth whitened and need a whiter crown?
Answer by helen
In many places it is common to have one dentist do the implant and another the crown. You will have to check with the dentist doing the crown if this is something he does.
You will have to know the type of implant you have when checking around. There are 2 more parts to what you need done. An abutment that is the link between the implant and the crown and then the crown itself. Different implants use different abutments.
You don’t need an x-ray prior to implant to get a crown on an existing implant.
I don’t know this for a fact but I don’t think removing a crown on an implant is that easy.
Why not get the teeth whitening and crown done at the same time. That way the dentist can match everything up.
Hope this helps,
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