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what is the difference between full veneer crown, jacket crown and veneered crown ?

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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Just variations: A porcelain veneer is a thin ceramic shell like a fingernail that is bonded to the front of the tooth to correct shape, size or color. Full porcelain or the newer ceramic crowns are a tooth colored covering of the complete top of tooth which can protect and change the shape or color permanently. They are also called jacket crowns. Metal crowns can be covered or veneered with porcelain on front.

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How do I clean my crown on my teeth?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
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Crowning Achievement: Crown care is essentially the same as routine dental care. Use a dental paste for polishing and removing soft plaque along with a regular flossing. A device such as a waterpik® will provide pressurized water to flow above/below the crown/gingival interface to remove food particles and prevent odor. An oral rinse will finish the job. Remember to avoid staining foods and juices.
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Remember to floss daily!
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Dr. James Donley
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You can still get decay around crowns, have your dentist or hygienist apply a fluoride varnish after your teeth cleaning.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of crowns disease?

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Crohn's Disease: Crohn's disease affects the digestive system. It can have the following symptoms stomach pain, diarrhea, blood in your bowel movements, weight loss, underweight, slowed growth(kids) or fever. Eye, skin and joint problems can sometimes be found. These symptoms can overlap with other problems as well. So, this is usually diagnosed by a GI specialist.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What could be the possible causes of my crown hurting if had root canal there?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Crown has to be out.: Any cavity or infection must be expose to air and drained, fast. A close space will lead to major problem. If a fully proper root canal problem was performed, there shouldn't be pain or discomfort, except for few days after the work. Again, get ye back to the dentist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there a longterm type veneer that works if gums recede?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
No special one: Receding gums means the root of the tooth is exposed and the root is not covered with enamel. Veneers bond best to enamel but can be bonded to dentin/root, but not as well. Talk with your dentist about the options.
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What is a zirconia crown for a tooth?

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Durable material : Zirconia has become one of the favorite materials for dentists who want to place a very durable, highly esthetic, non metal crown.

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