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Can a dentist put a veneer over a crown

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Dr. Zev Kaufman
26 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
The : The only real difference is that a veneer only covers the front of the tooth. A crown will go all the way around. The amount of tooth loss needed to ... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Veneers vs Crowns?: Veneers are less invasive as they only cover the front surfaces of the tooth and require far less tooth reduction. That is not to say which one would ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
For what reason ?: Why should a broken veneer be replaced at no charge? Was it newly placed (less than six months)? Hard to interpret your question. If you have such a p ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Talk to dentist: It is common procedure to see what your veneers look like before they are bonded on the teeth. Most dentists will feel obligated to replace them at th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
I wouldn't: It is not easay for porcelain or composite to stick to the surface of an existing crown with out extreme heat that can not be attained in the oral cav ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
42 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If the porcelain on the old crown (cap) is chipped assuming there is no recurrent decay, the porcelain can be prepared, an impression is taken, the v ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Crown generally: If the tooth is half broken and has that much tooth structure missing, a crown would probably be the better option. A dentist who can personally exa ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You can: But it probably will not hold. It is a cheap temporary fix and in the end you will still need a new crown.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
Varies : Depends on many factors. Is there adequate tooth structure to support porcelain veneers? Do you have parafunctional habbits like Bruxism or Clenchin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Unless your dentist uses cad-cam technology to make the crown while you wait, it is standard to wear a temporary crown with your permanent was is bein ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: If they had to cut a hole through an existing crown in order to perform a root canal treatment on the tooth, then yes, you could have the crown repair ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Depend: A crack tooth can only be saved if the crack does not extend longitudinally down the root. As long as the crack is somewhat horizontal, or the extend ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sealants fill in deep grooves. If your front tooth happens to have a deep groove (usually on the back), then a sealant can be done. They are typical ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
Varies : Depends on many factors. Is there adequate tooth structure to support porcelain veneers? Do you have parafunctional habbits like Bruxism or Clenchin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A cracked tooth will eventually crack further into the pulp, where the nerve is and then you not only will have pain but the added expense of needing ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
48 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Crown treated just like a"real"tooth
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Lots of ways: Physical examination, x- rays, applying directed pressure, application of heat/cold. Not something you can determine at home. Please call your denti ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
New dentist: I would assume so although it does depend upon training and experience. Ask.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Kansal
13 years experience Dentistry
No: If you already have a "cap" or crown (what a cap is called in the dental profession) than the tooth should already be shaved down to accommodate that ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience Dentistry
Why?: If its new .... & you are doing it for color or shape.... change the things yo don't like in the actual crown.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Can be simple: If you are talking about a tooth with anew filling and your bite is off a little then this is a simple, pain free thing to do. The dentist would just ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: The life span of a porcelain veneer can be cut short because of some type of structural failure. Porcelain veneers can chip or break. See your dentist ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
21 years experience Dentistry
Crown is better: After a tooth has had a root canal, it loses some of its structural integrity, because the insides of the tooth have been hollowed from the drilling. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
47 years experience Dentistry
Poorly: A filling by definition is a "contained" material. It fills a hole. Replacing enamel on chipped edges places bonded composite at risk of separation ... Read More

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