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Saturday
Nov072009

What if you break porcelain crowns?

In an earlier post, I wrote about breaking off a piece of tooth.  If the fragment was intact and you bring it along to see us, often we can re bond it back on to the tooth, if the fit is good.  Well the same goes for a porcelain crown or bridge.  Bonding porcelain is a bit tougher to do correctly but I am going to show you a case I did a while back.

A young woman fractured a piece of porcelain from a bridge on her upper left side and came to see me and was quite upset.

 She wasn't very pleased with the thought of having to replace the bridge.  That would be costly and she had not had this one very long.  Fortunately she had the foresite to bring the fragment of porcelain in with her.

Even luckier was that if fit very well.  So I decided to rebond the porcelain fragment to the bridge and see how it does.

 

 

As you can see the broken piece of porcelain blended back in with the rest of the porcelain and I am happy to be able to tell you this repair has lasted two years so far!