Having had 4 metal based porcelain caps fitted to my four bottom teeth
Q. Having had 4 metal based porcelain caps fitted to my four front bottom teeth can the 15year old bonding on my 2 upper big front teeth above the caps be replaced with new bonding. My dentist refuses to do this and states that they must be restored with all porcelain caps ie Lava. I hate to have good teeth filed down for caps. Help please.The original bonding was put on in the States. Thank you do much for your time. Sincerely
A. Hi , you can have the bonding replaced but don’t have it done with your dentist. He may not be able to do it very well and the fact that he suggested Lava crowns for your anterior teeth means he doesn’t have a grasp of the different types of restorations that are suitable for anterior teeth. Lava crowns require 2.5mm reduction around the whole tooth which is a lot considering veneers can be done in 0.2 mm thickness. Lava is a zirconia restoration which is very opaque and many cosmetic dentists do not use this material in the anterior region due to this fact. Have an opinion from a restorative/cosmetic dentist to find out your options for the two upper front teeth.
Dr Komal Suri
Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
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