Dr Mobasser is an expert in porcelain repair in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and surrounding area. Porcelain repair treatment for Dental veneers, crowns and bridges needs detailed work and strict protocol. In our Los Angeles, Beverly hills location we have repaired numerous chipped porcelain on dental veneers, dental bridges. dental crowns,and implant crowns. Porcelain repair does require strict protocol and expertise in dental bonding techniques, and knowing what type of porcelain material was used. Each porcelain material requires different protocol. The expert dentist must also know how to match the shape and color. One must know that redoing the restoration ( veneer, crown, bridge) is always better than repairing it, since it will be new, all same material. Repairing any restoration is as patching the restoration vs having a new one.
How to fix a chipped Veneer tooth?
Dental porcelain veneers can be repaired using dental bonding with composite. If the chip is on the edge of the tooth, there is possibility of fracture again, if the repair of porcelain is toward the gum, the repair can last much longer.
Can one use a glue to fix a broken veneer?
It is highly recommended not to use any glue!! The patient must make an appointment with an expert dentist that knows repair protocol for chipped porcelain repair. The glue can damage the porcelain. The porcelain must be treated professionally and sterilized prior to be placing it back on the tooth, and the tooth must be conditioned so the bond between porcelain and tooth be strong.
Can a chipped porcelain crown be repaired?
Chipped porcelain crown can be repaired, so you will not have to redo the crown. It depends on the bite (occlusion) and where the fracture in the porcelain crown is. You need to see a knowledgeable cosmetic dentist to find out what type of porcelain was used. Since the protocol of the repair is different for zirconia porcelain crown vs E max porcelain crown vs Feldspathic porcelain crown.
Can a chipped or fractured Dental Bridge be repaired?
If you could repair a dental bridge by all means repair it. It will avoid you to have a big expense and see the dentist twice vs porcelain bridge repair in one visit.
Depending on which area dental bridge was chipped and fractured dental bonding can substitute the chipped porcelain. There is strict protocol to repair porcelain bridges, you do need to find a top dentist who knows dental bonding to porcelain material, and knows occlusion.
What to do if permanent porcelain veneer fell off?
If the porcelain dental veneer fell off, see an expert cosmetic dentist to find out the cause. Was it the cement bond inter-phase, or the tooth was over prepared in which no enamel is left to bond to, and the tooth is in dentin ( the second layer of tooth after the enamel). Once the cause is known, if the tooth has enamel left with dentin, the veneer must be sterilized and be treated with specific chemical protocol so it can be bonded back on the tooth. Never glue the veneer back yourself, you will need a knowledgeable dentist.
How much does a porcelain repair cost?
The cost of porcelain repair varies depending on which tooth, is it a front tooth vs a back tooth, your bite and occlusion, the expertise to match the same color, how extensive is the fracture and the experience of the dentist treating you. Most fracture repairs start around $850 in Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills CA and can go up depending on the complexity of the repair needed.
Is porcelain repair for Emax porcelain veneer different vs regular porcelain veneer vs zirconia veneer?
Each porcelain repair is different depending on the original material used to fabricate your veneer. An expert dentist in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, must find out which porcelain was used, and be able to repair each porcelain with strict protocol, check the occlusion, and be able to match the color and shape.
cracked veneer before and after porcelain
Chipped crown due to heavy bite, and clenching, was repaired in one visit, using OA1 composite was used to repair the porcelain crown
Synopsis for above: Porcelain veneer fractured due to teeth grinding and clenching! Porcelain is like glass, in which too much force can fracture a glass, The tensile strength of feldspathic porcelain is not very high. Generally dental veneers tend to break at their weakest point, which is around the dentin area, ( enamel is the best for bonding veneer!). Patient wanted to repair the broken veneer in one visit and remove the decay. This was accomplished by placing dental bond and match the color and contour! Used OA1 and OM3 combo composite shades. Of course the best choice is have a new dental veneer vs repairing the porcelain by dental bond. Patient did not have the time to get new veneer done in 2 visit, which is required if redoing it.
Emax crown fractured due to heavy bite, although Emax is one of the strongest porcelain, chip and fracture can happen, if the patient does not wear night guard or bite splint. Dental composite bonding can be used to repair the broken piece and put in the right occlusion, Ideally is best to get new Emax crown vs repairing a broken crown.
Synopsis for Above: Dental composite bond can repair chipped veneers, due to grinding and clenching. This is the classic sign of fracture in porcelain if patient does not wear a night guard to protect all the porcelain restorations. Porcelain repair in LA can be done in one visit. Dental bond repair works best toward the gum, rather than the incisal edge of the tooth. The edge or tearing surface of tooth porcelain is Not strong and can fracture again! Porcelain repair at the edge or corner of chipped porcelain is very temporary.
Patient veneer chipped and fractured due to grinding and clenching, Dental bond was used to repair the chipped veneer.
Front veneer chipped and fractured due to trauma, Dental bond was used to repair chipped veneer, It is always best to redo the veneer!