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Can A Dentist Put A Veneer Over A Crown
It depends: Depending on the material used to make the initial crown, it can be successful if it is an all ceramic crown and relatively new.I've done it after a patient refused to have me remove their chipped all ceramic crown. They understood there was no guarantee but 8+ years later it still looks great. So, yes, it is possible but the dentist has to understand the limitations. A new crown is best. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance. They can be made from porcelain or ...Read more
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 veneer is fabricated and bonded to the old crown. However, if there is a metal substructure of the old crown it should not be exposed. The best bonding will occur between two porcelain surfaces. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
The rule of thumb: Of course porcelain veneers are very durable and can act as a splint for teeth with minor chipping and cracking. However, they cannot be applied when less than 50% of a tooth's natural structure remains. Veneers are not designed to fully restore damaged teeth, crowns are. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Multiple things: depending on multiple things would indicate a crown over a veneer 1) amount of natural tooth structure (size of needed or existing filling) 2) bite/occlusion issues (grinders/clenchers) I am generally a very conservative dentist but based on the above there are times that a crown is much more indicated for the patient ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it normal for a dentist to put on a temporary crown before a root canal, and afterwards put on a permanent crown?
Yes: This is normal. A tooth requiring both a root canal and crown will often have the temporary crown placed, followed by completion of the root canal. The root canal does not significantly change the shape of the tooth to be crowned, so the permanent crown will still fit very well when it is put on. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 repaired with a filling presuming that the rest of the crown is in good condition. If the rest of the crown is no longer in good condition, then the entire crown should be replaced. ...Read more
Can\Should?: It is essential to try to determine the extent, depth and location of the crack. Some teeth can be protected & saved with a crown (+RCT\?), while others are hopeless & doomed to failure even with a crown, and sometimes we are unsure and crown the tooth with the hope it will be a long-lasting restoration. It would be great if we had better diagnostic tools and a crystal ball. Listen to DDS. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When is a crown indicated over a veneer?
Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?
If a newly licensed general dentist can place a crown on a tooth, he/she should be able to handle the installing of an implant supported crown?
New dentist: I would assume so although it does depend upon training and experience. Ask. ...Read more
It is possible: Depending on the age & condition of the crown it may be possible to put a veneer over the old crown to match the new veneers exactly, but many times it is more prudent to put on a new crown, made by the same lab that is making the new veneers. There are some challenges to matching the color exactly when you are working with a combination of veneers and crowns. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
A piece of porcelain veneer chipped off on a back tooth. Can it ever be built up without having to remake entire tooth? It's not one you can see.
Broken Porcelain: A piece of broken porcelain on a crown may indicate an underlying problem... metal can flex if it is unsupported, and that can cause the porcelain to fracture. No use covering up a problem with a bonded filling. Let your dentist determine the proper course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. As a result, the tooth needs to be reinforced to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing. A filling will fill the hole, but only a crown will cover the whole tooth surface, hold all the pieces together, and dramatically increase longevity. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 when brought into function. Biting a sandwich likely will break it off. Bonding composite is a temporary solution. Longevity is important. Small chips respond best to tooth contouring. Large chips to veneering with porcelain. Crown fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
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