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Category · Colour Matching
Why do some people have discoloured crowns, veneers, and bridges?
Dental Professional 13/12/2005 12:00 am
Some dental restorations are discoloured when they were placed and were the "wrong" colour. Matching existing natural teeth is a highly challenging task. With close work between the surgery and a dental laboratory this hardly ever happens.  It does however need more of the patient's time to get it right.    
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Why can bridges cost different amounts of money?
Dental Professional 13/12/2005 12:00 am
Sub-structures have a huge influence upon the cost of bridges.  If they are ceramic, they tend to be much more expensive as the processing and machine costs are much higher. Composites need sub-structures and the shelf-life of these materials can be very short.  Up to ten tubes may be on hold to create one tooth (more)
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Category · Crowns
If my root  is cracked, should I have a crown or an implant?
Dental Professional 13/12/2005 12:00 am
If this situation occurs, crowning involves saving a tooth by binding the root together but this has a chance of failing.  Losing in this situation means taking out the tooth.  The next step would be a bridge or implant. Costing should be an influencing factor.  You need to assess or have assessed the amount of (more)
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Category · Crowns
Should there be a ledge between my crown and the gum?
Dental Professional 13/12/2005 12:00 am
The margin where the crown meets the tooth should have no ledge. If not trimmed back and made smooth, harmful bacteria are harboured here, if not kept clean. Bacteria can lead to decay and periodontal disease, so correct brushing at the gum line with daily flossing as described by the dental hygienist in your dental (more)
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