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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
After I have stick my zirconium crown, I taste a very bad flavor at the same place of it, please why?
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
What are the benefits (and not) of having a zirconium dental crown as compared to a high noble porcelin fused to metal crown?
3 Main Advantages:
Strength, Aesthetics and Retention of the existing tooth.
These are strong crowns have an attractive translucent color which blends in well with the other teeth. Minimal preparation is required which means more of the original tooth is preserved. Porcelain to High Noble Metal is also strong when the tooth is reduced enough (more than zirconia). ...Read more
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 more
Zirconium dental implants. How common is it used now. Is there any advantages or benefits over titanium implants. Cons & pros please. Thanks.
Dental implants: A majority of the dental implants placed are titanium. They are highly successful with many years use ; many studies, much lower in cost ; have many restorative options. Zirconia implants are newer, fewer studies on success, lesser restorative options. However they can be more aesthetic in certain anterior (front) situations. Let your dentist/oral surgeon chose what they feel will be best for you. ...Read more
Thoughts about dental bridge made of Zirconium. Any issues cons /pros please. My 4 unit bridge (#11 -14) made of Porcelain/PFM broke off 2 times.?
Etiology: Must determine reason for failure. Did ceramic break or did bridge come off teeth? #11 - 14 is a long span if only supported by those 2 teeth. #11 does double duty as it is a corner transition tooth and gets loaded in many directions. Overloading the bite and insufficient tooth to support this are most common causes. See a Prosthodontist for opinion. Consider 2 implants #12, 13. Good Luck. ...Read more
2 Four unit bridges (#11 -14) Porcelain & PFM, the porcelain on false tooth broke off 2 times. Any thoughts about using 100% Zirconium made bridge?
Implant consultation: If possible speak to the dentist about implants and single crowns, which may be easier to maintain. Have the dentist check the bite to make sure there is adequate room, A zirconia bridge may be stronger but if the room is inadequate there still may be a problem. ...Read more
All solid zirconium that support span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11 to 14 broke after 10 weeks. Previous porc bridge also broken. Causes/options?
Dynamic forces: Many factors can lead to this, but most important are the support base and the bite. This is a long span to cover when starting with the canine, but do not expect the zirconium to fx. Likely clenching/grinding without occlusal guard/compliance. See the expert in reconstruction - Prosthodontist. Consider 2 crowns and 2 implants (12, 13) with crowns and bite correction (lower arch). good luck. ...Read more
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 more
Size: Crowns are made for the most part in freehand, so during the cementation process, adjustments are normal. Additionally the marking paper is not necessarily more accurate than what you feel. I suggest you tell your dentist your concerns and maybe more adjustment is needed on your crown. It's common for a crown to need an additional adjustment after cementation. ...Read more
See below: A compromised tooth (fracture, failing old filling) may need to be covered and protected by a crown. First, there must be enuf healthy tooth as a foundation. It may be necessary to do a "core buildup". Then the tooth is reduced in all dimensions (ground down if you must), a mold (impression) is taken, and then a crown is custom fabricated to recreate the tooth that was once there. ...Read more
Sure: Delivery is the ultimate pain relief but prior to delivery, an epidural is useful for pain relief. If labor is too quick and/or an epidural is not available; a pudendal block (injection) can be placed by your OB and this helps tremendously, especially with first time moms who are experiencing lots of pain. Discuss your options with your OB before labor. Take care. ...Read more
Ouch: Speaking from personal experience, I would say there is great pressure, and pain. There may be some tearing of the tissues. It is not comfortable. I also want to add, you are about to meet the love of your life! Good luck. ...Read more
Strength mostly: Most of the time a tooth will need a crown to add strength to the existing structure. If a tooth is broken down, has decay, is too weak for a filling, then the crown would be made. Crowns can be made to increase function if teeth are not the proper size and shape. Crowns can also be done for cosmetic reasons if the patient does not like the look of their own tooth. ...Read more
My 3yrs old daughter fixing to have crowning for her cavities. My question is: would the crowning bother her and preventing her normal eating?
No: The large cavities that she has now will bother her and prevent her from eating. Restoring this badly decayed teeth with crowns will help solve this problem and make it so she is comfortable and can eat better. To prevent future cavities you need to brush her teeth twice daily and make sure she eats healthy foods (no fruit roll ups, soda, etc.). ...Read more
What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth? Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?
It really depends on the condition of the tooth, is it otherwise healthy with intact walls?
If so then have the filling replaced so you floss there without a problem.
If the tooth is heavenly restored with large or multiple filling then crowning the tooth would be best. ...Read more
Depends: Do you mean repairing a tooth with a crown or repairing a tooth with a crown already on the tooth? Repairing a tooth with a crown on is often possibly by putting a small filling at the edge of the crown where there is decay. If you mean repairing a tooth by placing a crown, then it is an entirely different procedure. After preparing the tooth, a dental lab makes the crown & the dentist cements it. ...Read more
Penis lesions: This should be evaluated by your medical doctor while the lesions (bumps) are still present. He will rule out any pathology and advise you if it can be transferred to someone. It may be bacterial or viral in nature. A medication may be given to you. You should take great care in having any sex until you get this diagnosed. Please get this checked as soon as possible. ...Read more