Three months ago I had a bridge of five units placed on the upper right side, from the upper right central to the upper right 2nd biscupid. I mention that none of these teeth are missing. The bridge was from porcelain fused to a white zirconium structure.
Two weeks ago a slice of porcelain fell off the upper right first biscupid; it broke off from the porcelain layer, not straight from the zirconium structure. The bridge was covered by a one year guarantee. As a solution, my doctor decided to cut the affected tooth from the rest of the bridge, which he already did; he will then smoother the edges where the cuts were made, and we will take an impression for a new tooth.
I am not very happy with this solution. I am worried about the sustainability and durability of the remaining teeth, especially when it comes to the porcelain veneer. Is it possible to cut a tooth off a bridge and have the remaining crowns unaffected? What do you think of my doctor's solution?
I would be very grateful for an answer.