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Woodbury Rubber Dam Frame
Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more
The "rubber dam" is actually a thin, square 6 x 6 latex, or non-latex (for those patients allergic to latex) shield, that is designed to be placed over a tooth/teeth as isloation during certain dental procedures; such as root canals and the placement of restorations. This shied not only prevents saliva contamination during procedures, but also ...Read more
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
Oral barrier: They are small thin pieces of latex (or other materials) that fit around tooth/teeth while the dentist is working. It enhances visibility when working, prevents saliva from seeping into the working field, and prevents aspiration of dental dental materials and tools. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dear Dentists: The porcelain cover near #12 in 4 units bridge broke.It was made from PFM w/ high noble.Any other rigid materials you recomm to use.
Repair or replace: Sometimes the porcelain fracture can be repaired with a composite material that can be bonded to the existing bridge if the area does not take a lot of chewing stress. Another alternative might be a telescope crown to replace only the segment fracture and save the expense of an entire new bridge. An alternative to a new bridge might be to just replace the missing tooth (teeth) with implant(s) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Standard of Care: All dentists have the legal responsibility to provide care that the profession deems the standard of care. Root canal treatment requires the operator to control the environment in a way that prevents reinfection and provides protection to the patient from instruments or materials falling down their throat. The rubber dam is currently the easiest and best way to uphold this standard of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
New anterior dental implant. Told no playing sax due to vibration. Ultrasonic scalers use vibration too. Same risk when used on teeth adjacent to gap?
Feedback or cons/ bros on using all solid zirconium to support the length/span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11to14. Prevosiue porc bridge broken?
Very strong: An all zirconium bridge contains no metal and is very strong. Another bridge option is a porcelain over metal bridge, which you may already have that has broken. Other options for replacing missing teeth would be implant(s) to replace the missing teeth or a partial denture. However, we are big proponents for all-zirconium bridges that are more biocompatible with the tissue than metal based bridges ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?
How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?
Isolation: Rubber dams are used during fillings, root canals, and crowns to isolate the teeth being worked on from the rest of the mouth. This helps keep them dry which allows filling material to work better. It also keeps bacteria in your saliva from contaminating the teeth. Best of all, rubber dams prevent you from swallowing material and by products used and generated during these procedures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dentist fixed permanent retainers in my mouth made out of metal. stainless steel i think. is this safe?
What is the best material for premolar's crown after root canal: zirconium, silver-palladium, gold, etc fused porcelain?
Crown materials: There is not one best material and many factors determine the material used.Factors include bite, amount of remaining tooth structure, cosmetics, oral hygiene, condition of the remaining teeth, skill of the dentist and the lab used. Discuss this with your restoring dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything to detoxify our respiratory systems after we burned plastic cutlery container on top of wood stove?
Fresh air: Burning plastic can emit fumes that are noxious to the respiratory system. Some plastics, such as polyethylene (saran wrap, etc.), when burned emit formaldehyde fumes. In most situations, plenty of fresh air is all that is needed. If one has significant symptoms (persistent cough, shortness of breath), then one should seek medical attention with their doctor. ...Read more
My partial cannot be adjusted to wear over 2 dental implants for aesthetics & function since made out of all vinyl (valplast)--not acrylic. Ideas?
Implants for partial: Depends where the implants are. And what the purpose of them is in the partial in the first place. Question is why valplast was used as a rigid partial of acrylic lends itself to much more rigid and stable partial. Suggest a remake with rigid material (ie regular acrylic) may be in order. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers