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Fillings Vs Crowns
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
Metal: The metal crowns are more durable than the porcelain crowns. ...Read more
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
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
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
Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?
Are alumina dental crowns strong?
Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more
A Name Brand: Porcelain is to lava as Aspirin is to bayer (aspirin). It is a specific brand of porcelain (with a specific chemistry using zirconia vs feldspathic porcelain) used to create lifelike veneers, crowns and bridgework. This picture is a lava restoration. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Veneer costs: Lumineers is simply a brand of minimal prep or no prep ceramic veneers. There are many companies that make these. The prices vary based on your area and dentist. Sometimes these can be pricey due to the marketing costs that lumineers puts into their production. You really need to see your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for these style restorations. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
It depends.: Porcelain veneers are used more often for aesthetic reasons, which is to improve the appearance, shape, color, size or position of a tooth. A full crown is used primarily in cases of lack of structure and strength in a tooth. They can also be very aesthetic as in the case of front crowns. Every case is different and your dentist can advise you of your options. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Resin vs Porcelain: They are both meant to do the same thing and both can look very nice when done well. Resin bonding is done chairside with out much cutting (if any) and they use the same material used for fillings that are white. Porcelain veneers are fabricated in a lab and are glued on and take more than one visit. Porcelain is stronger and looks nicer mostly but both are great. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?
Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends on u: The fact that you are asking the question means to me that there is something that you want to change about your smile. What does your smile tell others about you? Does your smile project what you want it to? By answering these two question you will know if porcelain is better than enamel for you. Veneers are not the only tool in the box. Look for a highly trained cosmetic dentist to help u. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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