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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
Is a soft shoe such as a canvas sneaker which has an arch support, supportive enough? Stronger material ex. Leather more supportive than canvas?
I think so : And yes. The support at the bottom is more important than the sides but why not have both? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which bridge material is more durable and preferred to use on teeth #11 to #14: porcelain fused to metal, or porcelain fused to high noble metal.?
Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more
Your priorities?: Cost and longevity favor amalgam. If esthetics are your thing , then composites. The size of the cavity can also influence your decision. If it is small, a composite filling may require less tooth to be drilled away. There are other alternatives too, though they have higher costs. Gold is still a terrific choice. There are also porcelain fillings. Don't be afraid to talk to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which could very well be the longer lasting dental cap for back teeth--cerec, porcelin fused to high noble metal or a gold crown?
Two issues here: There are two factors to consider when answering this question: 1-Strength of crown: a gold crown cannot break; any one with a ceramic surface can break although very small percentage. 2- Any tooth with a crown can decay around margins if poor oral hygiene or high sugar or acid intake. Each type of crown has advantages and disadvantages. Speak to your own dentist as to which is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Types of Braces: Metal "speed" braces are a brand of "self ligating" braces. Clear ceramic/crystalline braces are more esthetic. It is most important to select the orthodontic specialist that you believe will treat you best as opposed to picking the type of braces. Normally, metal vs clear brackets work similarly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Running with scissors is dangerous. Running in skechers is not. High heels and platforms are only "dangerous" in pregnancy if you fall or twist your ankle. Most people are not comfortable in them later in pregnancy, but they can't cause any real harm to moms or babies. If you are comfortable in them, go ahead and wear whatever you like. Comfort and fit are the most important features. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Management decision: Both can be used to great avail to produce excellent results. It comes down to each orthodontic specialist's decision regarding personal preference. Clear braces can look good or less than ideal in different situations. Clear are a bit more uncomfortable to remove in "my opinion.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would there be any value/reason to having a crown with porcelain fused to a gold crown vs. porcelin fused to a high nobel metal crown?
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?
Which type of bridge material is more expensive, entire bridge made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or porcelain fused to high noble metal.?
Yes, but..: A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger 3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hear that a valplast non-metal removable 2 unit nesbit cannot be relined or adjusted? But, people with full dentures can have theirs relined.
How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?
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