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Doctor insights on: Porcelain Sink Repair

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Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding? Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?

Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding? 

Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?

Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. I use direct composites mostly for smaller cases or when the patien is not sure of what thry are trying to achieve cosmetically because they are easier to adjust shade and shape after. We can always do porcelain in future if and when needed. ...Read more

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Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Resin fillings: These are cheaper than the porcelain restorations mainly because no lab fees are involved. Porcelain can look more "lifelike" but resins can have a great esthetic look as well. Placement time for resins are usually shorter as well. ...Read more

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Does the porcelain on a porcelain fused to zirconia crown chip more easily than it does on a porcelain fused to metal crown?

Does the porcelain on a porcelain fused to zirconia crown chip more easily than it does on a porcelain fused to metal crown?

No!: Layered porcelain on a " Bruxier" Zirconium crown is equal to or stronger than porcelain fused to a metal based crown and more esthetic! So while it can chip, it is an excellent choice for a restoration! ...Read more

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Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read more

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How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

Lab: Most commonly the undercuts, if there are any, are blocked out in the lab. Occasionally the lab will make a index/guide for the dentist to use to modify the shape of the tooth before delivery of the crown. Before or during the preparation for a crown, a dentist may use any number of materials to block out undercuts. ...Read more

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Do anterior zirconia crowns come in shade b1?

Zirconia crowns: BruxZir Anterior restorations exceed the ISO strength requirements for cemented all-ceramic restorations and are ideal for anterior and premolar cases. Indications include single-unit crowns and 3-unit bridges with one pontic. Prep requirements are more conservative than competitors in its class with only 0.8 mm of reduction required though 1.25 mm is ideal. ...Read more

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What is the best material for premolar's crown after root canal: zirconium, silver-palladium, gold, etc fused porcelain?

What is the best material for premolar's crown after root canal: zirconium, silver-palladium, gold, etc fused porcelain?

Crown materials: There is not one best material and many factors determine the material used.Factors include bite, amount of remaining tooth structure, cosmetics, oral hygiene, condition of the remaining teeth, skill of the dentist and the lab used. Discuss this with your restoring dentist. ...Read more

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Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read more

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2 Four unit bridges (#11 -14) Porcelain & PFM, the porcelain on false tooth broke off 2 times. Any thoughts about using 100% Zirconium made bridge?


2 Four unit bridges (#11 -14) Porcelain & PFM, the  porcelain on false tooth broke off 2 times. Any thoughts about  using 100%  Zirconium made bridge?

Implant consultation: If possible speak to the dentist about implants and single crowns, which may be easier to maintain. Have the dentist check the bite to make sure there is adequate room, A zirconia bridge may be stronger but if the room is inadequate there still may be a problem. ...Read more

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Can porcelain veneers hold up to impact?

Yes: Once bonded to teeth, veneers are very strong and are able to withstand normal chewing forces. However, being made of porcelain and very similar to enamel, biting down on anything hard enough to break a tooth can break a veneer. Grinding your teeth will damage your teeth and can damage veneers. A night guard can protect veneers during sleep, and a sports guard can protect during contact sports. ...Read more

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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Why ?: Why would your dentist place a veneer over a new crown? It there is something wrong with the new crown, the better option is just to remake it. ...Read more

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Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read more

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Do dentists remove more tooth structure everytime fillings are replaced ?

Yes: In order to ensure that all old filling and any surrounding decay or unsupported tooth structure is removed, we do remove tooth structure. We do , of course, do this as conservatively as possible. ...Read more

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Direct porcelain tooth colored fillings can be use to fill broken front tooth and is very durable than resin so why direct resin fillings are popular?

It depends: On the extent of tooth loss. Minimal tooth loss is easily fixed with a direct resin bonded restoration. For more extensive tooth loss or for complete tooth coverage, porcelain or ceramics are preferred. Resin restorations are also considerably more economical than ceramic restorations. Hope this helps and thanks for the question. ...Read more

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What are the differences between crowns, full veneer crowns and jacket crowns?

Crowns: In all cases, a crown covers the entire tooth. The difference may be in the types of material used and the amount of tooth structure removed. Some crowns are porcelain bonded to metal/gold. Some crowns are all porcelain or Zirconia. For more information, talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Can braces fix a gap between two artificial teeth that were chipped? (fixed with filling)

Can braces fix a gap between two artificial teeth that were chipped?  (fixed with filling)

Depends: Close the space between 2 teeth together and space opens on the other side of the teeth. Most often the best treatment is collaboration between an orthodontic specialist and the restorative dentist. Seek consultation wit both to discuss the treatment options that are best for you. ...Read more

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Do i choose a metal filling or a composite resin filling?

Ask your dentist: Deciding which type of filling to use is best made by the patient and dentist, taking into account the size and location of the cavity, patient history, cosmetic concerns, insurance coverage and cost. ...Read more

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