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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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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

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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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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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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 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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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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