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Crown Lengthening Vs Implant
Expectations ?: Crown lengthening is a procedure performed to increase the clinical crown of a tooth so that a proper fitting crown can fit over top. This procedure involves removing bone around the tooth. The long term prognosis is fair at best. If the tooth has had prior root canal treatment, and unless you have a desire to keep this tooth as long as possible, i believe the implant would serve you the best. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Just variations: A porcelain veneer is a thin ceramic shell like a fingernail that is bonded to the front of the tooth to correct shape, size or color. Full porcelain or the newer ceramic crowns are a tooth colored covering of the complete top of tooth which can protect and change the shape or color permanently. They are also called jacket crowns. Metal crowns can be covered or veneered with porcelain on front. ...Read more
I'll trust the dentist but what are the pros and cons of using a final crown cemented vs. a screw retained implant crown?
Both good to a degre: Latest research shows u are better off with screw retained implant crown over cemented. If there is loosening of the crown it's easy to get to and tighten . Also cement can get under the gum and cause problems to the implant and bone . if the cemented crown gets loose u need to drill a hole thru the crown to expose the screw to tighten it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Implant = Prosthesis: The inflatable penile prosthesis (ipp) is an excellent solution for men with severe e.D. That does not respond to other measures. The implant surgery takes about an hour, is usually done as an outpatient, and has a pretty brief recovery. All surgery has risks, so do some research and find someone with some experience placing implants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding?
Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?
Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. I use direct composites mostly for smaller cases or when the patien is not sure of what thry are trying to achieve cosmetically because they are easier to adjust shade and shape after. We can always do porcelain in future if and when needed. ...Read more
Longer tooth: If a tooth is too short above the gum line a crown won't stay on it predictably. Crown lengthening makes it longer by surgically moving the gums and bone holding the tooth toward the root to expose more tooth above the gums. A crown can then be made that will predictably stay on the tooth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wrong question: Cost of Orthodontic Rx depends on complexity of the case and anticipated time in Rx. Some offices have a slight surcharge for clear braces, others do not, as time in Rx may be affected by choice of appliance. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Spcialist to find out what' subset for you, and how to best go about arriving at the best result possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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