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Which dental option would you chose? Porcelain or gold crown

Which dental option would you chose? Porcelain or gold crown

New Materials...: With the newer , much stronger materials, such as bruxzir solid zirconia, there is very little chance of it breaking and it is usually warranted by the lab not to. Our lab warrants a bruxzir crown for 7 years. Bruxzir corwns look like natural teeth, so no gold to show. Gold vs tooth colored - i'd choose tooth colored! ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Crown (Definition)

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


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Which could very well be the longer lasting dental cap for back teeth--cerec, porcelin fused to high noble metal or a gold crown?

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 more

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Gold Crown was hurting, went in and they extracted my wisdom tooth, 2 weeks later my crown hurts again and dr. says he needs to clean my teeth first?

Gold Crown was hurting, went in and they extracted my wisdom tooth, 2 weeks later my crown hurts again and dr. says he needs to clean my teeth first?

Answer-: It's impossible for us over the internet to determine both the cause of the problem and the order of treatment. This is a determination that must be exercised by a knowledgeable dentist with training and experience based upon a clinical exam, x-rays, periodontal probing and other tests. Either trust your dentist's advice or seek another dentist whom you do trust. Ask questions. ...Read more

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For patients with grinding habits, are crowns made of gold good option for back teeth 11, # 14 Can you review gold crowns Cons and pros? please.

For patients with grinding habits, are crowns made of gold good option for back teeth 11, # 14
Can you review gold  crowns Cons and pros? please.

Good functional opt: Gold is a wonderful material to fabricate a posterior crown , especially for a grinder! The pros are the way it will function & wear against the opposing arch, no risk of breakage and excellent marginal integrity & fit. The major con is the esthetics, but not a big deal on a posterior tooth. Today, Zirconium milled crowns are supposed to offer all the pros of gold, but with esthetics. ...Read more

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Had 2 gold crowns placed last bottom right molars. Been a week and jaw is constantly numb and throbbing. Ear pain. Ear infection or dental? Trig n?

Had 2 gold crowns placed last bottom right molars. Been a week and jaw is constantly numb and throbbing. Ear pain.   Ear infection or dental? Trig n?

Evaluation: The dentist who placed the crowns needs to evaluate their fit, your occlusion, their relationship with the gingival tissue, and the condition of the supporting teeth and adjacent teeth. It does not appear to be trigeminal neuralgia. Call them for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can i exchange a gold crown for a porcelain crown and sell the gold?

Why?: Your gold crown would be considered scrap and you will pay full price for a new porcelain crown. You won't save anything. From a dentist point of view, gold is still the best crown you can put on. It is strong even when it is thin, can't break or chip, and lasts for years with proper care. Unfortunately, the public wants white and there are compromises with those choices. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Gold margin: A gold margin would be less noticeable if the gum receded. Also, depending on the amount of tooth reduction, the gold crown would be more esthetic. ...Read more

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Which type for 4 unit bridge you recommend on back molar teeth #11 to 14. Is it crown- porcelain fused to high noble metal, gold, or pure porcelain.?

Which type for 4 unit bridge you recommend on back molar teeth #11 to 14.  Is it crown- porcelain fused to high noble metal, gold, or pure porcelain.?

Porc - High Noble: I would recommend implants before this long span bridge involving the canine. Is this an option ? Otherwise, the porc - high noble is my recommendation for fit and esthetics. ...Read more

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What are the positives and negatives of getting a gold crown?

Gold: Gold crowns fit well, there is no porcelain to crack, but are expensive and unaesthetic. ...Read more

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Will i get me a gold crown for my broken front tooth?

Will i get me a gold crown for my broken front tooth?

Porcelain w/gold: You should get a porcelain fused to gold crown with a gold for a cosmetic, health and function. Ask your dentist for more options. ...Read more

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Gold crown vs zirconia crown for molars? Which is better?

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 more

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Will i be able to have a gold crown if I have a nickle allergy?

Will i be able to have a gold crown if I have a nickle allergy?

Yes: You want "high noble alloy". And your dentist will obtain an identalloy label which lists the exact contents. Those alloys may be quite costly, you may consider an all zirconia (bruxzir brand) or emax brand ceramic (lithium disilicate). ...Read more

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Is gold crown bad or good?

Is gold crown bad or good?

Great, unless front!: Even with a the fancy materials dentists have to chose from to fabricate crowns from, you'll find that many dentists select cast high Nobel gold crowns for themselves when the tooth isn't in the esthetic zone! The answer is that gold wears like natural tooth structure, is kind to the opposing teeth and is very biocompatible. So gold molar crowns are great! Ask ur dentist about front teeth! ...Read more

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What to do if my gold crown starts to hurt and see a black lining under the crown?

What to do if my gold crown starts to hurt and see a black lining under the crown?

Your options:: 1. Call your dentist to find out what is causing the pain, what the black lining is and what treatment, if any is needed or : 2. Ask these questions online from dentists who can't see what you are talking about, nor x-rays of that tooth. 3. Do nothing and hope for the best. My recommendation would be option #1. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a gold crown sitting next to an amalgam filling?

Very safe!: As a dentist with over 25 years of experience, i'd venture to say millions of gold crowns are sitting there next to amalgam fillings. The vast majority of them (probably 99% or more) exhibit no interaction (significant galvanic current) causing symptoms. There is disagreement among dentists on this topic. Some dentists are very anti-amalgam and very passionate about it. Me? I place amalgams! ...Read more

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My dentist says a zirconium crown is as good as a gold crown. What is the difference?

Gold lasts longer: Gold requires less tooth removal, is soft and forgiving on the opposing teeth, and the margins are less likely to decay. I regularly see nice gold crowns that are older than i am; a zirconia crown will simply not last that long. Zirconia is a fantastic super hard material, but requires a lot of tooth removal. It also is very abrasive once the glaze rubs off; it will wear down your opposing teeth. ...Read more

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When i eat i feel an occasional slight pain in my back tooth with gold crown. Is it due to having a 4 or 5 there?

When i eat i feel an occasional slight pain in my back tooth with gold crown. Is it due to having a 4 or 5 there?

Probably not: I assume the 4-5 you refer to is the pocket depth around the tooth. It is the beginning of periodontal disease (gum disease) and tells me you have some bone loss around the tooth. Unfortunately, gum disease does not hurt and sneaks up on millions of people. I suspect you have a crack in the tooth under the crown. The crack was there before the crown went on, usually from a lg. Silver filling. ...Read more

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