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Doctor insights on: Ceramic Vs Porcelain Crown

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Which crown is better for molar after rct? Steel, ceramic or steel fused porcelain? Asthetically as well as durebility wise?

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

Dr. John Landi
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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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How much porcelain/ceramic crown for tooth 7 and 8 usually cost? Which one is better metal/ceramic or porcelain/ceramic crown?

How much porcelain/ceramic crown for tooth 7 and 8 usually cost? Which one is better metal/ceramic or porcelain/ceramic crown?

Varies by region: There is nothing more esthetic than a porcelain/ceramic crown and the research is showing that they are every bit as durable as porcelain to metal crowns. Fees range from 550 to 1100 per tooth depending on the dentist. ...Read more

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Can resin bonding be added to minimally increase height of ceramic crown (s) to better balance a person's bite? Recently, lost a molar.

Can resin bonding be added to minimally increase height of ceramic crown (s) to better balance a person's bite? Recently, lost a molar.

No: Resin bonding strength is extremely poor to bond to porcelain (crowns or veneers). Resin bonding is best to enamel. In general, it is best to replace crowns with new crowns in situations like this. ...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?

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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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

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

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Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? Because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

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

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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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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.

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

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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?

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?

Bite: It could be the crown is hitting a touch too hard when you slose. Hope that this is the problem and all you need is a small bite adjustment. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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...

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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Are prefab shower units as safe as porcelain and ceramic bathrooms for shelter in tornado?

Are prefab shower units as safe as porcelain and ceramic bathrooms for shelter in tornado?

Not the shower type: It isn't necessarily the shower type that matters rather the type of room that you are in. Most bathrooms are an inside room and the center of the home is typically the safest place to be. Granted, a more stable shower can also provide a lot of support, the type of tub should not keep you from seeking shelter. ...Read more

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What could cause an alignment problem after crowning?

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

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How long does he have to wait before he can eat again after a crowning?

How long does he have to wait before he can eat again after a crowning?

Eating after a Crown: I advise all of my patients to wait until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off before eating. Typically, this takes about an hour after the dental appointment. ...Read more

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Is crowning short molars risky?

Depends: This is a clinical decision made by your dentist, following some guidelines that your dentist is familiar with. ...Read more

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Is crowning thought of as the most painful part of birth?

Is crowning thought of as the most painful part of birth?

NO!: You are administered a little anesthesia. The tooth should not be sensitive when the crown is being cemented. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Why do teeth need crowning?

Why do teeth need crowning?

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

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What are the disadvantages of ceramic coated teeth?

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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Is there pain relief for crowning in birth?

Is there pain relief for crowning in birth?

Sure: Delivery is the ultimate pain relief but prior to delivery, an epidural is useful for pain relief. If labor is too quick and/or an epidural is not available; a pudendal block (injection) can be placed by your OB and this helps tremendously, especially with first time moms who are experiencing lots of pain. Discuss your options with your OB before labor. Take care. ...Read more

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Willthe procedure for dental crowning hurts?

Willthe procedure for dental crowning hurts?

Should not: You will have local anesthesia and there should be no pain. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Would ceramic/clear braces change my appearance?

Would ceramic/clear braces change my appearance?

Of course: Any type of braces will change your appearance. Therefore, ceramic braces will definitely improve your appearance and function. You will be thrilled with the results. ...Read more

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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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Got a tooth cap and ceramic cement come off, what should I do?

Got a tooth cap and ceramic cement come off, what should I do?

Don’t panic: If your dental crown or ceramic cement came off, don’t panic, but do call to make an appointment with your dentist right away. ...Read more

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What is the price difference between ceramic and metal braces?

What is the price difference between ceramic and metal braces?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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I am 21 and having a natural home birth. What does crowning feel like?

I am 21 and having a natural home birth. What does crowning feel like?

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

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Need help. Is 3m lava dental cap different from ultra-translucent ceramic caps?

Need help. Is 3m lava dental cap different from ultra-translucent ceramic caps?

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

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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?

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

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Could ceramic braces cause stain?

Could ceramic braces cause stain?

No: As long as you continue to do a good job brushing and flossing and getting regular cleanings every 6 months. ...Read more

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Would ceramic braces change my appearance?

Would ceramic braces change my appearance?

Yes: Both ceramic and metal braces are noticeable, the ceramic less so. Braces move your lips forward about a tenth of an inch until they are removed. As your teeth/jaws are aligned, your smile will broaden become more symmetric, and more pleasing. It's worth it. ...Read more

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How can you repair teeth crowning?

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

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Help can ceramic braces cause stain?

Help can ceramic braces cause stain?

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