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Is There A Way To Prevent Food From Getting Stuck In My Dental Crown
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
What's considered the best kind of dental crown (material) to get for the tooth that needs it is the last molar on bottom?
Bruxir Zirconia: Solid zirconia crowns are the strongest crowns available. They are great crowns especially for those who tend to grind or clench their teeth. E-max crowns are also excellent crowns. Both of them are tooth colored crowns. High noble gold crowns are very strong but are not tooth colored. Most people will do great with an e-max crown. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Just the anesthetic: Once you get the anesthetic to numb your tooth and your gums, everything else should be pain free, drilling the tooth can be noisy and annoying but that's all, the impressions to make the mould for the lab are usually done in the same visit, if your dentist uses a cerec machine you can get your crown the same day, or you can get a temporary crown until your next visit. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Having ear pain and dizziness since dental crown 2 weeks ago. Tooth doesn't hurt but dentist says to get root canal. Do I know if I really need it?
Is all dental floss the same or are some better at removing the days food particles to prevent plaque/tartar build up?
Dental Floss: There are different types of dental floss - waxed, unwaxed, flat, thin, . There's also what you call floss threaders which are effective for patients with crown and bridge. There's also a kind of floss which is easier to use (with a sling handle) for the ones with arthritis. Flat unwaxed is effective for plaque and thin for really tight contacts. There's also flavored ones. Technique of use is impt.! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a way to prevent dental bone loss when a child loses a permanent tooth prematurely and cannot get an implant because of young age?
How quickly does dental bonding lose its color? I've read that over time, dental bonding may lose its color or become discolored. If I get dental bonding done, is there any way to prevent this? .
Brush and floss: Brush and floss and then you don't have to worry. Best wishes. ...Read more
Crowns must be functional and esthetic. It is a function of properly preparing the underlying tooth, and creating contours, shapes, and color compatible with your mouth. Proper materials for your situation are also important.
Discuss your concern w your dentist. ...Read more
Can I have a new dental crown replaced? I have a crown that's a month old, and structurally it's fine, but I just don't like the way it looks. The shade isn't quite right, and I think the way it lines up with the rest of my teeth is a bit off. I don't kno
As dr scharf advised, it can be remade and should be made so that you are happy.
Were you given a mirror to look at the crown before it was cemented in your mouth I always give my patients a mirror so that they can give me their approval.
Before your dentist inserts your new crown, take a look and make sure you are happy. ...Read more
Depending on multiple things would indicate a crown over a veneer
1) amount of natural tooth structure (size of needed or existing filling)
2) bite/occlusion issues (grinders/clenchers)
I am generally a very conservative dentist but based on the above there are times that a crown is much more indicated for the patient ...Read more
No: The dental crown will have no direct effect on your tinnitus equilibrium issue. The material composing the various crowns are safe for use in the body. If you had any TMJ and/or ear problems, the scheduled appointment time for the crown procedure may aggravate your situation. Prolonged opening of mouth and manipulation of tissues can be a strain on your muscles and jaw. Talk to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It all depends:
Teeth clenching +/or grinding causes cracks & breakage - night guard will help
if teeth don't meet together properly it can lead to cracks - fix the bite imbalance with braces or dentistry
photo here shows a deep overbite w/ top & lower teeth tight together. Combine that w/ grinding, it's trouble
other habits like chewing pencils or some hard objects can lead to cracks - stop habit. ...Read more
Get a filling!: Get a core build up done first, and then plan to have the crown done in a few months or a year. The rct needs to be sealed within a month after it is completed. The crown is needed in order to provide coverage and protect the tooth from potentially fracturing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers