Ceramic crowns are the most widely used dental crown, as they are cost-effective and are tooth-colored. They are commonly used to restore broken front teeth, for replacing a missing tooth, to cover a dental implant, and to replace a severely decayed tooth.
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I am allergic to metals and need to undergo a root canal treatment followed by crown placement. Is there an alternate?
Query: Hi doctor,I had a dislodged filling from my tooth at the beginning of the year, but it did not hurt. When I went to the dentist, they said the tooth was infected and I would need a root canal treatment and a crown placement. This is the second time the filling fell out from the same tooth. Both fill... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there is metal in ceramic crowns. Please choose zirconia. Try to find a way to pay half with insurance coverage and half with cash if it is a procedure accepted in your country. Zirconia is better, so go for it. You can research on the internet to find the ratio... Read Full »
How do I get rid of yellow stains on my teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow stains in my teeth. I feel very bad before others. This problem has been there since childhood. I have attached the pictures of my stained teeth. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a permanent discoloration which cannot be removed by normal means like dental scaling. It needs a treatment called lamineering of the front 4 or 6 teeth as required. In... Read Full »
Is it necessary to remove a tooth that is cracked inside the crown?
Query: Hello doctor, When a tooth is cracked inside a crown, is it necessary to remove it? The root canal is from 30 years ago. I got hit two weeks ago which caused trauma to the tooth and I have swollen gums but no bleeding. I took Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen for ten days with a Chloralhexidine Gluconate w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of a fractured tooth, it is always adviseable to get it extracted especially in cases of a tooth with a crown. I would like to know whether you are having pain now and when did you come to know about the fracture? Read Full »
Would braces close wide gap between front teeth?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a wide gap between front teeth due to short upper and lower frenulums, which were removed nine years back. I was also treated for periodontal disease as a result of these gaps. Now I have recessions (pockets), the exposed root of that front tooth that is deviated. Do I need surger... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get root canal treatment for the upper and lower central teeth and then place a fixed partial denture (FPD ceramic crowns) on them to close the space. This will give a permanent solution to your problem. It will provide you with a much better esthetic soluti... Read Full »
I am worried about getting an orthodontic appliance. Please provide me with details about the dental crown.
Query: Hi doctor,I am worried about getting a herbst appliance, forsus appliance, headgear, and braces. Can you please give me advice on getting a crown? Please guide. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing good. The orthodontic treatment has better results at your age. If at a later age, like around 30 years, the orthodontic treatment will be difficult, and the results may not be successful. If considering crowns, at your age, it is possible to do.... Read Full »
Is it normal for a Maryland bridge to move in different directions?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. Can a Maryland bridge or any bridge move up, down, right or left? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your question, what I can understand is that you are asking if a bridge can move during the act of talking or chewing. If that is what you meant, then the answer is no, because the bridge is cemented to the adjacent teeth firmly. It will never move but in case i... Read Full »
Please suggest a way to correct my teeth problem.
Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know the ways to fix my teeth and make them better. Please explain. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly ask your question in detail with your exact problem, so that I can answer your doubts to my best. Revert back with more details to a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am dealing with a big problem. Over the years my teeth have been slowly decaying. I was not big on brushing and now my molars are completely messed up. One of them is basically gone with a very dark color hole in it. The other molar is slowly getting to that point and it is about halfway... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The one grossly decayed tooth can be saved if you ask your dentist to do root canal treatment on it. Root canal treatment followed by a metal post in it and ceramic crown over it will help in saving the tooth. If you cannot afford the treatment, then the only solution ... Read Full »
How to remove yellow stains from teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow discoloration on my teeth. The stains persist even after getting my teeth cleaned. The nearby dentist informed that the stains are due to chlorine content in the water. What should I do to remove these stains? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowish discoloration of the tooth has multiple causes. In your case, as the stains are not going with cleaning and scaling, it can be due to any one of the following. Fluoride in water causing problems during tooth formation. Injury to the tooth during childhood. Any ... Read Full »
My tooth broke off after root canal treatment. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I was having food this morning and the front half of the back tooth broke off. But, this tooth is dead because I got a root canal about six years ago. I have no pain or discomfort on the tooth or around the gums but you can see black stuff which I am guessing is the filling they used ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem is too minor. You can wait up to one month for the further treatment. In case the sharp edge does hurt, do visit a dentist and get it rounded. It will just take three minutes for that procedure. The treatment you require for this is the placement of a c... Read Full »