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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. Lawrence Kessler
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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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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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