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Doctor insights on: Brown Discoloration Of Tooth Crowns

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Why is there a price difference in dental tooth crowns? Explanations please?

Why is there a price difference in dental tooth crowns? Explanations please?

Fees for crown: can vary widely, even in the same geographic area. It might be different dental laboratories, it might be different materials (porcelain, ceramic, gold) and all dentists are not the same. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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"All ceramic" type tooth crowns seem to be a good replacement for porcelin fused to high nobel metal crowns. Are they cheaper for the patient?

"All ceramic" type tooth crowns seem to be a good replacement for porcelin fused to high nobel metal crowns. Are they cheaper for the patient?

Not necessarily: The only difference between the two is the cost of the metal, which is a small fraction of the total fee. Ask your restorative dentist what their fee would be for the different crowns and you will have your answer. All other overhead costs of making the two crowns are the same. ...Read more

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Hi my dentist put crown on tooth but when i eat every time the edge of gum of the new crown hurts little bit even if i touch it what' is that ?

Hi my dentist put crown on tooth but when i eat  every time the edge of gum of the new crown hurts little bit even if i touch it what' is that ?

Gums?: If it is your gums that hurt every time, i would check and make sure there was no permanent cement that was accidentally left behind. This would be one of the easiest things to fix. I am sure your dentist would want to know what is going on and would be more than happy to make it feel good. ...Read more

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Hello what is the radiograph ? I have new crown on tooth when i eat gum line of the crown little hurts maybe dentist didn't put crown well ?

Return to dentist: A radiograph is an x ray if the margin of the crown is touching your gum it can irritate the gums and cause discomfort and possibly swelling go back to your dentist so the problem can be eliminated. ...Read more

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How is crowning done on a tooth?

How is crowning done on a tooth?

See below: A compromised tooth (fracture, failing old filling) may need to be covered and protected by a crown. First, there must be enuf healthy tooth as a foundation. It may be necessary to do a "core buildup". Then the tooth is reduced in all dimensions (ground down if you must), a mold (impression) is taken, and then a crown is custom fabricated to recreate the tooth that was once there. ...Read more

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What will i need to avoid after a tooth crowning?

What will i need to avoid  after a tooth crowning?

Dental crowns: Follow a good oral hygiene at home. It should include adequate brushing and flossing. See your dentist on a regular basis for check up and "cleaning". Keep the plaque off your teeth. It's best to be proactive. ...Read more

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Dental post can be used to support tooth before crowning. How does it work?

Dental post can be used to support tooth before crowning. How does it work?

Reinforcement: A post placed in a tooth before a crown is placed transfers biting forces down into the root of the tooth, taking stress off the coronal portion. ...Read more

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What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth?Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?

What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth?Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?

Depends: It really depends on the condition of the tooth, is it otherwise healthy with intact walls? If so then have the filling replaced so you floss there without a problem . If the tooth is heavenly restored with large or multiple filling then crowning the tooth would be best. ...Read more

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How far is it possible for you drill a tooth down without crowning it?

How far is it possible for you drill a tooth down without crowning it?

Difficult to say...: It depends on which part of the tooth is missing (due to drilling, decay, fracture, etc) and the circumstances. If a part of the tooth is a part required to support a filling, then a crown will be required. If you have concerns with your how much your dentist is drilling, get a second opinion.If anything this will either reinforce what your dentist has been doing or you find out alternatives. ...Read more

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