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A 59-year-old male asked:

can a front tooth dental veneer, that later becomes chipped, be repaired using composite resin and be color blended so that it is not noticeable?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Yes it can depending on the extent of the fracture and mostly on the skill and knowledge of the practitioner. Sometimes replacement is the best option but they can be repaired. See a qualified cosmetic dentist who can explain the pros and cons to both options and be able to perform the procedures properly.
Dr. Theodore Gross
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: If the chip is small a repair can be easily done with composite. If the chip is larger, the different reflective properties of the porcelain versus resin will become more noticeable. Check it with your teeth moistened and the mirror an arms length away.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes and no: There was a reason why the veneer chipped. A repair is never as good as identifying the cause of the fracture and replacing with a new veneer. Some dentists with special techniques can adequately repair chips on veneers the long term prognosis is not good.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Of course: The traditional technique is to use composite resin to repair chipped porcelain. Very simple and predictable. Take care.

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