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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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?
Traditional Veneers: We make all sorts of porcelain veneers. There are many kinds that work well. Lumineers can be a benefit for the right patients, they are just not for everyone. Frankly, i fix a lot of problems that come from lumineers. The key is to have a great cosmetic dentist and then have a good conversation about what you want to change and what you are willing to do to achieve it. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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.?
"All ceramic" type tooth crowns seem to be a good replacement for porcelin fused to high nobel metal crowns. Are they cheaper for the patient?
Not necessarily: The only difference between the two is the cost of the metal, which is a small fraction of the total fee. Ask your restorative dentist what their fee would be for the different crowns and you will have your answer. All other overhead costs of making the two crowns are the same. ...Read more
I was given an option to sekect between a stainless steel crown or a porcelain based metal crown for the wisdon tooth. Pls advice.
Porcelain metal: Stainless steel crowns are not custom made so the fit is not ideal for long term. In the us, they eould only be done in badly broken down bany teeth. A porcelain fused to metal crown is a long term restoration. I would just question whether or not you want to invest in saving a wisdom tooth. It is completely your choice, but make sure the pros and cons of keeping it are explained to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People who grind or clench their teeth may not be the best candidates for veneers. Would composite resin sometimes be an option to fill some gaps?
Composite resins : Can be used very effectively and are easy to repair if needed. The more important issue here is your grinding / clenching. Have a custom made occlusal guard or bite opening appliance made. Also concerned taft your grinding might be causing attrition and loss of vertical dimension. A much greater problem down the road. Consult with your dentist or a prosthodontist. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
There's any alternative to using a dental flipper besides leaving the tooth space opened(or a bridge)? Can a pontic be bonded for aesthetics/function?
Replacement options: Find a dentist whom you trust and who can go over all your treatment options, both temporary and long term to replace any missing teeth. Understand the pros and cons of each one, think it over carefully and decide on the best long term solution! stress the health of your teeth, your body and understand the difference between value and short term cost. You will be happier in the end. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small chip on anterior tooth, bonding keeps failing and veneer not an option due to occlusion. Can I ask for a crown?
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.?
Which bridge material type best for molar back teeth. Porcelain or porcelain fused over high noble metal and why. Which is more expensive.?
Crown Materials: Hi, when talking about materials for molar teeth there are a few things to keep in mind. Strength and clearance (the space between the prepared tooth and the opposing one). If there is not enough clearance because the tooth preparation is getting short, pfm (metal on the chewing side) or full gold will be better. Otherwise, you could get a zirconia reinforced porcelain crown. They are very strong. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
To fix just one discolored/ chipped front tooth do you recommend a veneer or composite bonding? I'm afraid bonding is too brittle and will need fixin
Several factors: Cost factors, what your expectations are and what happens to the material long term... Such as resin bonding may be most conservative to get the esthetic result you want, but bondings do stain over time. So, consider those risks and options, pros, cons. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can an endodontist drill through a permanent dental crown to do a root canal or does the crown have to come off (crown is affixed to bridge)?
Endodontist can: Endodontist can do it and not brake your crown. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing and relieving tooth pain/infection, and use advanced equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I had root canal done on molar tooth.Is composite over the ceramic bridge as strong ceramic crown? Want to keep bridge if possible.thank you
Not as strong: However, it is a great alternative to replacing the bridge, especially if the bridge is fairly new and/or if the fit is still terrific. The restoration (as all restorations) needs to be monitored periodoncally for leakage and recurrent decay. If the tooth in question needed root canal therapy due to marginal decay, you should make a new bridge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer