My porcelain crowns keep cracking
Hi I had porcelain caps for about 6 years now on just about all my teeth. Well since then I had to replace 8 of them from them cracking. I was eating chicken tonight and another one broke. The dentist that did the work said it happens. I paid over 40,000 plus constant root canals. I never had a problem with my teeth until I had my teeth done. Is […]Read More
Can my dentist just “paint over” my white spots on my front teeth?
I have had white spots on my two top eye teeth since I was a teenager. I recently had Zoom whitening done. The rest of my teeth whitened but these white spots are still there. My dentist says that he can “rough up” the outer part of my teeth and paint over these two spots. I suppose this is safe? I do not want to damage my teeth just to […]Read More
Can I use my Sonicare on my porcelain veneers?
I’m getting porcelain veneers and was wondering about aftercare. I have read that I’m not supposed to let the hygenist use any kind of ultrasonic equipment on them. So I’m wondering going forward for my checkups and cleaning what I should have them do? I want to make sure they don’t do anything that could harm the veneers. I questioned my dentist also about using my Sonicare going forward. He […]Read More
I hate my new porcelain veneers. They’re discolored, smell bad, sensitive.
Ten years ago I had four porcelain veneers put on teeth 7,8,9,10. They were fantastic! This year one of them unfortunately cracked and I went in to have it repaired. Because I relocated I could not return to the same dentist. At the consult I was told that I had to redo all four teeth in order to fix the crack. The reasons were: the bottom of the original veneers […]Read More
Can you put porcelain veneers over composite fillings?
My dentist says that you cannot put veneers over a tooth that is mostly made up of composite, is this a true statement? This would be on my front two teeth. I wanted to do veneers but he recommends crowns. – Judy from Washington Judy, What your dentist is telling you may or may not be right, depending on what the actual situation is with your front teeth. It’s not […]Read More
Is my white filling strong enough to bite on?
Hello, i just recieved 6 fillings in my top and bottom back teeth and I recieved white fillings. I am afraid to bite down on anything too hard because I also received a bonding job done on my front tooth, and I keep researching that the bonding is very easy to break, but aren’t the bonding material and filling material made of the same substance? Which makes my back teeth(my […]Read More
How to prevent staining at the margins of the porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains than tooth enamel, but is there a product that can be safely used with veneers to bleach the margins of the tooth where stains may build up? Is it okay to use the commercially available bleach products or do those damage the veneers? Although I don’t drink much coffee, I do drink some so I expect there may be a slow buildup over time. – […]Read More
I have crowns from 25 years ago on my front 3 upper teeth. One broke off and I just got it replaced with a new one. The other two crowns are polished and still look good, no stains. He filed down my new crown to make it fit and it doesn’t feel polished. It feels rough and not so smooth. My question is if you file a porcelain crown and do not polish it, will it […]Read More
Allergic reaction to porcelain fused to metal crown
I had a glass crown with metal fitted on my front tooth in November 2010.I recently noticed a brown discoloration between the crown and the gum margin. I thought that the crown had separated from the gum. I visited my dentist two weeks ago. He said that I had severe gum inflammation. He told me to apply an anti-inflammatory preparation for a week and then to report back to him. […]Read More
How can I whiten my porcelain veneer? It has started to darken.
I have had one veneer done on my front tooth about 7 years ago, My dentist did such a fabulous job, you can’t even tell one of my front teeth was fake. This past year however, there is darkening up at the gumline. When a picture is taken of me the one front tooth looks smaller than the other. What can I do rewhiten the top of the veneer by my […]Read More