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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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 49 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 15 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are alumina dental crowns strong?
Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Metal: The metal crowns are more durable than the porcelain crowns. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
A cerec crown would not result in overlaping margins (decay prone), in most cases? Can you guess that i'll be switching my dentist?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental crown in 1 day with Cerec system. Implant crown takes how many days (vs. weeks) if there is an on premise dental lab?
Varies: Depends how busy the lab is. Why not ask the restorative dentist who has the lab on site? ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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