White crown on wisdom tooth


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Why would a dentist want to put a white crown on a wisdom tooth (to replace a gold crown that came off)? He didn't give me a choice, but I didn't think to question it at the time. Now that the crown is ready, I'm suspicious. Would he have to grind the tooth down farther to put on a white crown? The tooth never bothered me until he worked on it.
 
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MattKW

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Any grinding would have already been completed. It will probably be a zirconia crown which has become increasingly the norm. they are much stronger than the old feldspathic porcelains we used to use. Gold is still a very nice material, and my preference for 2nd molars, but many younger dentists have the mistaken idea that patients naturally want white crowns.
 

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