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what is cheaper or better to get: partial dentures or crowns?

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Dr. James Plaivech
Dentistry 33 years experience
Cheaper w/partial.: The answer for this question is depended on the situation: if you need several teeth replacement, then the partial is cheaper. If you need to restore and protect the tooth from further destruction or damage the the crown is better. The bottom line is: partial use to replace missing teeth. Crowns use to restore and / or protection.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: Partial dentures may be cheaper unless you need crowns made to hold them in. In general, people are less happy with partial dentures than crowns and bridges. People tend to be the most happy with dental implants. Remember that what is cheapest in the short run, may end up being more expensive int he long run.
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry 16 years experience
Depends: There are different types (and costs) of partial dentures...The more expensive ones are usually more durable and stable, and should be more satisfactory to the patient. There are many, many ways to address missing teeth (partials, bridges, implants...) each with different costs, treatment times, patient satisfaction levels, etc.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
This depends...: The condition of the teeth needs to be considered to answer this adequately. Dr. Venincasa is willing to meet you at your home or some public place.

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