Fractured porcelain crown 
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 Fractured porcelain crown

I had two porcelain crowns on my two front upper teeth a couple of months ago.
I went to my dentist this morning for a routine cleaning and he told me there
was a fracture in one of my crowns.  He wants to remove it, put on another
temp. crown, and then replace it with a brand new crown.   I am extremely
upset by this!!!   The thought of going through this process again makes me
nauseated.  I did not do well with the process the first time and I cry when
I think of doing it again.  
My question is there any way this crown can be repaired? filled? bonded?
Anything to prevent me from having to go through this again!   Thanks for any
help and/or advice.


Mon, 04 May 2009 00:40:20 GMT
 Fractured porcelain crown

Quote:

> I had two porcelain crowns on my two front upper teeth a couple of months ago.
> I went to my dentist this morning for a routine cleaning and he told me there
> was a fracture in one of my crowns.  He wants to remove it, put on another
> temp. crown, and then replace it with a brand new crown.   I am extremely
> upset by this!!!   The thought of going through this process again makes me
> nauseated.  I did not do well with the process the first time and I cry when
> I think of doing it again.  
> My question is there any way this crown can be repaired? filled? bonded?
> Anything to prevent me from having to go through this again!   Thanks for any
> help and/or advice.

        I have never seen a repair of a front ceramic crown that holds up.
You're lucky you have a dentist who isn't trying to brush you off and
stands behind his treatment.
        If you have anxiety, you should talk to the dentist or your physician
about managing the anxiety, and redo the crown.

Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001



Mon, 04 May 2009 01:24:21 GMT
 Fractured porcelain crown
Thanks for getting back with me so quickly.   My next question would be about
having to have a temporary crown again......since the crown was just put in 2
months ago - can't the lab just make another like it?   And then it would be
a one step procedure, which I could get through much easier.
Thanks!


Quote:
>> I had two porcelain crowns on my two front upper teeth a couple of months ago.
>> I went to my dentist this morning for a routine cleaning and he told me there
>[quoted text clipped - 6 lines]
>> Anything to prevent me from having to go through this again!   Thanks for any
>> help and/or advice.

>    I have never seen a repair of a front ceramic crown that holds up.
>You're lucky you have a dentist who isn't trying to brush you off and
>stands behind his treatment.
>    If you have anxiety, you should talk to the dentist or your physician
>about managing the anxiety, and redo the crown.

>Steve



Mon, 04 May 2009 02:02:48 GMT
 Fractured porcelain crown

Quote:

> Thanks for getting back with me so quickly.   My next question would be about
> having to have a temporary crown again......since the crown was just put in 2
> months ago - can't the lab just make another like it?   And then it would be
> a one step procedure, which I could get through much easier.
> Thanks!

        Maybe, but probably not.  The reason I waffle is that there is a chance
that the crown can be popped off, the porcelain stripped, and
re-applied.  Alternatively, if the lab die and articulation have been
saved and haven't been damaged (big if) a crown can be refabricated on it.
        However, the problem is that often it is risky to remove the crown
currently in place without doing damage to the underlying tooth.  It's
also not pleasant.  So most of the time we cut the crown (destroying it
in the process) to remove it.  Sometimes the tooth can be slightly
altered in doing this, so even if the die was saved it may not be possible.
        But it's definitely worth it to discuss your concerns with your dentist.

Steve

Quote:


>>>I had two porcelain crowns on my two front upper teeth a couple of months ago.
>>>I went to my dentist this morning for a routine cleaning and he told me there

>>[quoted text clipped - 6 lines]

>>>Anything to prevent me from having to go through this again!   Thanks for any
>>>help and/or advice.

>>        I have never seen a repair of a front ceramic crown that holds up.
>>You're lucky you have a dentist who isn't trying to brush you off and
>>stands behind his treatment.
>>        If you have anxiety, you should talk to the dentist or your physician
>>about managing the anxiety, and redo the crown.

>>Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001


Mon, 04 May 2009 05:00:47 GMT
 Fractured porcelain crown
Do you really think they save the temporary molds for two months? I
doubt it. But then, I'm not a dentist. Nor a lab tech.

--

Christopher A. Young
  You can't shout down a troll.
  You have to starve them.
.

Thanks for getting back with me so quickly.   My next question would
be about
having to have a temporary crown again......since the crown was just
put in 2
months ago - can't the lab just make another like it?   And then it
would be
a one step procedure, which I could get through much easier.
Thanks!



Thu, 07 May 2009 11:20:01 GMT
 
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