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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
Metal: The metal crowns are more durable than the porcelain crowns. ...Read more
Are alumina dental crowns strong?
Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?
A Name Brand: Porcelain is to lava as Aspirin is to bayer (aspirin). It is a specific brand of porcelain (with a specific chemistry using zirconia vs feldspathic porcelain) used to create lifelike veneers, crowns and bridgework. This picture is a lava restoration. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding?
Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?
Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. I use direct composites mostly for smaller cases or when the patien is not sure of what thry are trying to achieve cosmetically because they are easier to adjust shade and shape after. We can always do porcelain in future if and when needed. ...Read more
Veneer costs: Lumineers is simply a brand of minimal prep or no prep ceramic veneers. There are many companies that make these. The prices vary based on your area and dentist. Sometimes these can be pricey due to the marketing costs that lumineers puts into their production. You really need to see your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for these style restorations. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends...: Crowns are recommended when more of the tooth is affected by decay, erosion, or fillings. Lumineers are porcelain veneers which require less of the tooth structure to be removed. Lumineers are more conservative. So the better alternative depends upon your individual situation, the condition of the teeth in question. A trusted dentist can assist you in which is better for you. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
It depends on u: The fact that you are asking the question means to me that there is something that you want to change about your smile. What does your smile tell others about you? Does your smile project what you want it to? By answering these two question you will know if porcelain is better than enamel for you. Veneers are not the only tool in the box. Look for a highly trained cosmetic dentist to help u. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?
More tooth structure: Sometimes you have no choice when a tooth is so decayed or fractured... A conservative veneer won't do in those cases. Ask your dentist always to be minimally invasive.. Ask for inlays, onlays, 3/4 crowns in the back (posterior) regions when possible, and key is to preserve as much solid tooth structure as possible. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Very safe but: Sealants manufactured in the us are safe to place on teeth and can be very beneficial. I recently read an artiicle in a peer review magazine that some sealants manufactured outside the us had detectable levels of bisphenol a (bpa) in extreamly low levels. Bpa from composite fillings and sealents manufactured outside the us should be avoided since there is some concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Porcelain veneers are used more often for aesthetic reasons, which is to improve the appearance, shape, color, size or position of a tooth. A full crown is used primarily in cases of lack of structure and strength in a tooth. They can also be very aesthetic as in the case of front crowns. Every case is different and your dentist can advise you of your options. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers