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Is a CEREC dental crown restoration any "better" than a standard crown or an all ceramic crown. It saves on extra visits. Also, is CEREC all ceramic?

Is a CEREC dental crown restoration any "better" than a standard crown or an all ceramic crown. It saves on extra visits. Also, is CEREC all ceramic?

Cerec Crown: Yes, Cerec crowns are all ceramic. You may save on visits, but that one visit will be a long one, since it takes time to mill the crown, try it in, make adjustments, and then glaze it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CEREC ...Read more

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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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Gold crown vs zirconia crown for molars? Which is better?

Gold crown vs zirconia crown for molars? Which is better?

Better?: Better is a subjective term. Better in what way? Each has pros and cons. If a any type of crown was universally better, it would be the only one used. Gold crowns cannot break and are softer and kinder to the opposing teeth. Zirconia crowns are strong but are more esthetic. This is a subject best discussed with your dentist who is most familiar with your specific situation. ...Read more

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Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

DA duties: The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not. ...Read more

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What is the best material for premolar's crown after root canal: zirconium, silver-palladium, gold, etc fused porcelain?

What is the best material for premolar's crown after root canal: zirconium, silver-palladium, gold, etc fused porcelain?

Crown materials: There is not one best material and many factors determine the material used.Factors include bite, amount of remaining tooth structure, cosmetics, oral hygiene, condition of the remaining teeth, skill of the dentist and the lab used. Discuss this with your restoring dentist. ...Read more

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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Could be.: We like to think that all dentists are cosmetic dentists! cosmetic dentistry is not a speciality. Though some general dentists may place and restore dental implants, dental implants are often placed by specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists. The general dentists or prosthodontist then places the crown on top of the implant. ...Read more

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What type of dental implant crown is the strongest on molars. Lab made all porcelain, the cerec crowns, PFM or PFHNM crowns.  Which ones are worst.

What type of dental implant crown is the strongest on molars. Lab made all porcelain, the cerec crowns, PFM or PFHNM crowns.  Which ones are worst.

Gold crowns: For strength and longevity, gold would be your best choice, for esthetic reason we use porcelain, zirconia is the strongest but it is very abrasive and can damage the opposing teeth, e_max blocks (cerec), or pfm should do well, in this case e_max, can be stronger then the regular pfm, but again it can be a bit more abrasive. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Why ?: Why would your dentist place a veneer over a new crown? It there is something wrong with the new crown, the better option is just to remake it. ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more

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Is tooth whitening effective with today's modern technology?

Is tooth whitening effective with today's modern technology?

Yes, absolutely: Tooth whitening has been safely and successfully performed for 25 years. There are many ways it can be done, but the most effective may still be the original custom made home bleaching trays... Brightening a smile can often enhance one's self image, and can even change lives... ...Read more

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Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Not anymore: Bpa (bisphenol a) is a resin used in some plastics. There is some evidence, tho nothing has been proven, that bpa may have harmful effects on child development. Dental sealants & newer composites don’t contain it. The american dental association states the bpa in the saliva after 2 hrs from old plastic fills is 200 x lower than the level epa (environmental protection association) considers safe. ...Read more

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Are alumina dental crowns strong? Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?

Are alumina dental crowns strong? 

Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?

Alumina crown: alumina is a brand name that is usually layered with porcelain for anterior cosmetics. Bruxzir can be layered or monolithic which is usually reserved for posterior teeth where esthetic values can be compromised ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of placing dental crowns comparable to porcelain veneers?

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What are the disadvantages of placing dental crowns comparable to porcelain veneers?

More tooth structure: Sometimes you have no choice when a tooth is so decayed or fractured... A conservative veneer won't do in those cases. Ask your dentist always to be minimally invasive.. Ask for inlays, onlays, 3/4 crowns in the back (posterior) regions when possible, and key is to preserve as much solid tooth structure as possible. ...Read more

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Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Dental hygienist: Dental hygienist or dental assistants are not allowe to use a high speed hand piece inside patients mouth. If you are referring to the ultrasonic hygiene cleaning instrument, they are allowed to use that. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Which dental option would you chose? Porcelain or gold crown

Which dental option would you chose? Porcelain or gold crown

New Materials...: With the newer , much stronger materials, such as bruxzir solid zirconia, there is very little chance of it breaking and it is usually warranted by the lab not to. Our lab warrants a bruxzir crown for 7 years. Bruxzir corwns look like natural teeth, so no gold to show. Gold vs tooth colored - i'd choose tooth colored! ...Read more

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Are composite veneers the best choice for whitening teeth with enamel loss?

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Depends: Depends on your expectations, and long term goals, be aware that composites do change color and stain over time, they are not as durable as lab made veneers, but with a great cosmetic dentist who layers the resin and tints, and applies opalescence and proper translucencies, they can look just as nice as an exceptional ceramist lab made veneer. ...Read more

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Dental: is a CEREC crown superior to that of a porcelin fused to high noble metal crown?

CEREC crown: The main advantage of a CEREC crown is that it can be fabricated the same day through a milling process in the office. Each type of crown has advantages and disadvantages. The expertise of the dentist is what is paramount. Discuss with a dentist whom you trust or who comes highly recommended. ...Read more

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A cerec crown would not result in overlaping margins (decay prone), in most cases? Can you guess that i'll be switching my dentist?

A cerec crown would not result in overlaping margins (decay prone), in most cases? Can you guess that i'll be switching my dentist?

Maybe: Why don't you tell the guy he may have screwed up. If it is true, and we all make mistakes, he'll probably be glad to redo the thing. ...Read more

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Where can I find a michigan dentist that does digital impressions for bridgework? I had several crowns done with cerec technology three years ago. I'm so pleased. Never could tolerate the "goo" impressions. Is the digital impression available for bridg

Where can I find a michigan dentist that does digital impressions for bridgework? I had several crowns done with cerec technology three years ago.  I'm so pleased.  Never could tolerate the "goo" impressions.  Is the digital impression available for bridg

Google: Hi. I'd suggest you search the internet with the name of your town, plus the addition of cerec or itero. Either of these technologies can be used to take digital impressions for bridges! there are lots of cerec dentists in michigan. I'm assuming you aren't interested in an implant to replace your missing tooth which is a much better option and is not always that much more expensive. ...Read more

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Is cerec dental crowns for me? I have some standard crowns where the margins are below the gumlines. When i need replacements...

Dentist not crown!: The main advantage of a "cerec" crown is that it is fabricated for you in the least amount of time as it is milled directly in the dental office. So that is a terrific advantage if you need\want them in a hurry. Other than that, there are many different types of crowns including other all ceramic crowns that are fabricated by dental lab for the dentist. Criteria should be quality of the dentist. ...Read more

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Why am I have difficulty in finding a dentist who uses cerec? Is it not proven well enough to the dds community? Economic issues to patient/dr.?

And the answer is...: The cerec crown is highly promoted by many dentists. The only real advantage to it is that you can get the crown in a couple of hours. For some, that a great advantage. However, there are many disadvantages as well. A dentist has to fabricate enough crowns to make it worthwhile. In the final analysis, it's the expertise and quality of the dentist rather than the material used that is key. ...Read more

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Is a CEREC dental crown restoration any "better" than a standard crown or an all ceramic crown. It saves on extra visits. Also, is CEREC all ceramic?

Cerec Crown: Yes, Cerec crowns are all ceramic. You may save on visits, but that one visit will be a long one, since it takes time to mill the crown, try it in, make adjustments, and then glaze it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CEREC ...Read more

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Dental #: cerec is for crowns/margins at the gumline. Can itero work for my below the gumline crowns when a new replacement crown is necessary?

Dental #: cerec is for crowns/margins at the gumline. Can itero work for my below the gumline crowns when a new replacement crown is necessary?

Perspective-->: Any crown can be placed at, above or below the gum line. That is not dependent upon the crown material but at the discretion of the dentist and his\her philosophies and specific circumstances of your case. ...Read more

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Which could very well be the longer lasting dental cap for back teeth--cerec, porcelin fused to high noble metal or a gold crown?

Which could very well be the longer lasting dental cap for back teeth--cerec, porcelin fused to high noble metal or a gold crown?

Two issues here: There are two factors to consider when answering this question: 1-Strength of crown: a gold crown cannot break; any one with a ceramic surface can break although very small percentage. 2- Any tooth with a crown can decay around margins if poor oral hygiene or high sugar or acid intake. Each type of crown has advantages and disadvantages. Speak to your own dentist as to which is best for you. ...Read more

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What type of dental implant crown is the strongest on molars. Lab made all porcelain, the cerec crowns, PFM or PFHNM crowns.  Which ones are worst.

Gold crowns: For strength and longevity, gold would be your best choice, for esthetic reason we use porcelain, zirconia is the strongest but it is very abrasive and can damage the opposing teeth, e_max blocks (cerec), or pfm should do well, in this case e_max, can be stronger then the regular pfm, but again it can be a bit more abrasive. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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I need some wisdom teeth extracted, and possibly a root canal or two! could i get that all done including cerec veneers in one dental visit?

I need some wisdom teeth extracted, and possibly a root canal or two! could i get that all done including cerec veneers in one dental visit?

Technically yes.....: However, i would not recommend it. That is a long time for a dentist to be totally focused on your treatment. Fatigue may set in. I would rather for myself have this split into shorter and more manageable appointments. I understand time savings; however, i also value quality and reason. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more