Repair It In The Mouth With A Porcelain to Metal Jacket!
Recover any large pieces of porcelain from the patient to assist in shade matching and take a shade from adjoining crowns. In case of a pontic fracture take shade from abutment teeth.
Take a study model impression to include fractured area. Note any unusual design factors of the substructure that you are aware of but does not show up in impression or study model. We will prepare the fractured area on the model and return to you as a cutting guide.
Prepare area on patient's bridge (in the mouth) as indicated on cutting guide. Don't be alarmed of small holes ground in the metal as repair coping and cement will protect tooth structure.
Take an elastometric impression to include the prepared area and send to lab along with your prescription. Include shade and large pieces of fractured porcelain.
We will fabricate the repair coping and return for delivery to your patient. Polycarboxilate cement is the cementation of choice to provide the necessary metal-to-metal retention.