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Doctor insights on: Aluminium Zirconium

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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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Is mercury in composite resin filling?

Is mercury in composite resin filling?

No: Composites are often the first choice as an alternative to the silver mercury fillings. ...Read more

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Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

NO: They are the most modern type of dental restoration available, and they should have no hazardous materials in them. ...Read more

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Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Depends: Depends on what you consider toxic and at what dose you receive the chemical. Bonded fillings contain bpa currently in a gray area on many fronts, metallic filings contain about 50% mercury. As a dentist I have 2 places to put these fillings your mouth or an epa registered hazardous waste dump. Which do you prefer? ...Read more

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Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

No: Al chloride is not antibiotic it is anti hydrous or sweating. When applied to an armpit at night it gets absorbed into your sweat glands and decreases sweat production it is not killing any bacteria ...Read more

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What's stronger, lithium discilate or zirconia crowns?

Zirconia: Zirconia and lithium disilicate are both newer materials for making crowns, and are starting to replace the traditional porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns. The Zirconia crowns may be stronger, but they may not match your other teeth as well as the lithium disilicate or PFM (esthetic match). Talk to your dentist! ...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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Hello docs. I was wondering can xrays show decay through pure zirconium crown or zirconium porcelain crown?

Yes,: x-rays can provide a view through the zirconia core, and help to detect any problems that might occur underneath the crown. ...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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Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

Manufacturer knows: Stainless steel bottles are found everywhere and from everywhere. Some major "health food" chains sell glass bottles encased in a rubber-like sleeve to decrease the chance of breakage. Both types require careful attention to cleaning, which can be difficult around the curved parts. Baby bottle brush helps clean before putting into dishwasher. Untreated glass (like in baby bottles) might be best. ...Read more

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Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Ortho outcome: The most important question to ask yourself, is what am I trying to accomplish and what is the best way to achieve that goal? Hopefully you want the best aesthetic look and the healthiest teeth and gums. Therefore find the best Orthodontist you can and discuss how best to achieve your goals. Each system has pros and cons. See what is best for you. ...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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Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Resin fillings: These are cheaper than the porcelain restorations mainly because no lab fees are involved. Porcelain can look more "lifelike" but resins can have a great esthetic look as well. Placement time for resins are usually shorter as well. ...Read more

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What products contain amalgams? Is their any tooth paste without amalgam?

What products contain amalgams? Is their any tooth paste without amalgam?

Amalgam: Only silver fillings contain amalgam(silver, tin, zinc, mercury). No toothpaste contains amalgam that i know of. ...Read more

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Is a mouthful of amalgams(silver-mercury) fillings safe?

Absolutely safe: I have a mouth full of silver fillings and I have no intention of changing them. I'm still waiting to see even 1 article in a well refereed scientific journal that tells me otherwise. It's a hoax. It's bad science. Don't fall for the mumbo-jumbo. ...Read more

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What is the metal and mineral content in lucitan 199 denture material?

What is the metal and mineral content in lucitan 199 denture material?

Call dealer to ask: Dealers like the one at this link may have MDS information sheets on the products from the manufacturer. Or they might give you contact info. http://www.pattersondental.com/Supplies/ProductFamilyDetails/24431 Hope this helps. ...Read more

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