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Ceramic Vs Porcelain Crown
Which crown is better for molar after rct? Steel, ceramic or steel fused porcelain? Asthetically as well as durebility wise?
No steel: Crowns are made from precious metals and/or porcelain, so steel is out of the question. An all metal crown is not the most esthetic, but you will never have porcelain breaking off of it. A well fitting pfm or full porcelain crown should also last a long time. The choice is yours, and your bite and size of tooth also play a role. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
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
How much porcelain/ceramic crown for tooth 7 and 8 usually cost? Which one is better metal/ceramic or porcelain/ceramic crown?
Does the newer all ceramic type tooth crown have the same margin issues when it comes to decay developing at the margin site vs high nobel metal crown?
Please elaborate: Decay can occur at all marginal sites, regardless of the material. ...Read more
Can resin bonding be added to minimally increase height of ceramic crown (s) to better balance a person's bite? Recently, lost a molar.
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?
Should I put metal ceramic instead of zirconia crown? I am 55 and I don't want to pay twice for another crown if there is risk of decaying my own teet
Same risk: 2 different materials. Ask about cost and appearance. Zirconia is not as esthetic as E.max custom or metal ceramic (PFM). If you choose PFM then ask about the metal being used. You want at least "nobel" metal, NOT NP or non precious. The cost to the Dentist is generally less for the zirconia. If back tooth, zirconia is strongest, though the others are very strong. Good Luck. ...Read more
Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? Because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings
Metal allergy: I have never seen or heard of a dental patient having an allergic reaction to either an all ceramic or ceramic/gold crown. There are all sorts of metal compositions of semi-precious and non-precious metals that certainly can cause allergic problems, both locally and systemically. If you have those types of existing crowns discuss this issue with your own dentist and an allergist for recommendation ...Read more
"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
Galileo 3d imaging - would this type of X-ray be able to show if I have floss trapped under my all ceramic crown? It's definitely not retraction cord.
No: A conebeam ct is very good at hard tissue contrasting. Floss will not show up on this any more than a regular dental x-ray. ...Read more
Had a root canal. Afterward dentist gave me a ceramic crown fused to metal and my tooth still bothered me. What other options do I have?
Aside from PFM, gold or zirconia, what other types of crowns (preferably all ceramic) are good for use on back teeth?
I had root canal done on molar tooth. Is composite over the ceramic bridge as strong ceramic crown? Want to keep bridge if possible. Thank you
Not as strong: However, it is a great alternative to replacing the bridge, especially if the bridge is fairly new and/or if the fit is still terrific. The restoration (as all restorations) needs to be monitored periodoncally for leakage and recurrent decay. If the tooth in question needed root canal therapy due to marginal decay, you should make a new bridge. ...Read more
What is the cost range for a dental implant ceramic fused-to high noble metal crown in your geographic area given by a general dentist to his patient?
Wrong question: Question should be, "Who can provide me with the best service? " Dental treatment is a service, not a commodity. It's not just what the Dentist can do for you today, but also the longevity of the treatment result. ...Read more
Causes of 1 year old crown pain?? No swelling or bump or bad odor or liquid coming out of it... It's a ceramic crown! X Rays show no infection...
Crown pain: I'll assume you saw a dentist to evaluate this tooth who saw no infection either clinically or on an x-ray & could not offer you a reason for your pain. There are a number of possibilities- bruxism, crown or root fracture, non-vital or inflamed nerve, internal caries. All of these conditions do not necessarily show on an x-ray. We would have to personally examine you, see the x-ray, perform tests ...Read more
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Size: Crowns are made for the most part in freehand, so during the cementation process, adjustments are normal. Additionally the marking paper is not necessarily more accurate than what you feel. I suggest you tell your dentist your concerns and maybe more adjustment is needed on your crown. It's common for a crown to need an additional adjustment after cementation. ...Read more
Is coverin a ceramic bowl of food with kitchen foil as effective as non-metallic container? If says transfer to non-metallic container n refriderate
Yes: Kitchen foil will not touch the food unless it is very full ...Read more
What can I use to prevent my ceramic bowls from going to waste? Told to not use them but I am 60 so is it ok?
It depends on source: The glazes on many ceramics do contain lead and this has been shown to leach into foods, esp. Acidic foods. Ceramics produced in the us since the 1990's is often lead-free but older ceramics & imported ceramics may have lead. Lead is unhealthy at any age. The fda advises limiting use of old or imported ceramics to special occasions. See http://www. Cprm. Gov. Br/pgagem/manuscripts/sheetsr. Htm. ...Read more
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
Strength mostly: Most of the time a tooth will need a crown to add strength to the existing structure. If a tooth is broken down, has decay, is too weak for a filling, then the crown would be made. Crowns can be made to increase function if teeth are not the proper size and shape. Crowns can also be done for cosmetic reasons if the patient does not like the look of their own tooth. ...Read more
A few but not major: Biggest concern is fracture of material. It is usually from operator error for not creating enough clearance on the tooth. Thus, crown is too thin & can break. Fortunately, the material nowadays is really strong. Since crown needs to be a certain thickness, one has to remove a bit more tooth compared to metal crown which can lead to tooth sensitivity. Overall, benefits are greater with ceramic. ...Read more
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Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
Ouch: Speaking from personal experience, I would say there is great pressure, and pain. There may be some tearing of the tissues. It is not comfortable. I also want to add, you are about to meet the love of your life! Good luck. ...Read more
Ceramic crowns: There are many types of ceramic crowns fabricated from different materials. Everyone has its own specific properties. There is no one "ideal" type. Different dentists tend to have their own preference based upon their own experiences. Regarding translucency, while everyone can be individualized, some are more opaque than others. Focus on the quality of care rather than on materials. ...Read more
No: No, it is not safe to smoke out of ceramic pipes. The smoke is toxic to the human body. ...Read more
How hard is it to have a metal filling replaced with ceramic material? Is this suggested, or is it best to leave the filling in as is?
Not very hard: Its harder to give a complete answer because of not knowing why you asked as well as the type of material you are talking about. If there is nothing wrong with the filling leave as is. Are you referring to an amalgam or gold inlay? By ceramic are you referring to composite or a porcelain type like a crown that a dental lab makes? If a real large filling, a partial or full ceramic crown is option. ...Read more
Depends: Do you mean repairing a tooth with a crown or repairing a tooth with a crown already on the tooth? Repairing a tooth with a crown on is often possibly by putting a small filling at the edge of the crown where there is decay. If you mean repairing a tooth by placing a crown, then it is an entirely different procedure. After preparing the tooth, a dental lab makes the crown & the dentist cements it. ...Read more
Bacteria: Braces (ceramic or metal) do not stain teeth. Food and/or chromogenic (pigment producing) bacteria can stain the teeth next to the braces. Good oral hygiene and regular professional care will remove these surface stains. Bacteria+sugar=acids can permanently scar the teeh next to the braces, requiring fillings when braces come off. Excellent hygiene prevents acid build-up, prevents scars. ...Read more
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