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Washington DC dental insurance, What is the Difference between metal and porcelain crowns?

Posted on Saturday, Jan. 1st 2011 9:47 AM by Dental Plan Review in Crowns 3 Comments »

I was while ago by a dentist that I need to have a crown and a crown replacement.   I been putting off having this additional dental care since money is always an issue.  So I just paid to have my cleaning and a filling done at the time.

I have been looking at your dental plans and what crowns would cost if I got one of the dental plans that you offer and see there are many different crown types.  Can you explain  to me the difference of a metal crow,  a metal with porcelain and I do not see them but full porcelain crowns.  All I know is that my friends tell me to get a full porcelain crowns but I guess they really cost more then the other two.  Shopping out dental plans and information that will best help me in choosing one.   Thank you

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Posted on Saturday, Jan. 1st 2011 9:47 AM | by Dental Plan Review | in Crowns | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Washington DC dental insurance, What is the Difference between metal and porcelain crowns?”

  1. Andrew G Says:

    Metal Crowns: All Metal there for will look silver or sometimes gold depending on what you get.

    Porcelain Crowns fused to Metal: Metal on the inside with porcelain on the out. For the most part all you see is the porcelain tooth color and not the metal. Though sometimes you can see metal at the bottom of the crown but normally that is not much so therefore not a big issue

    Full Porcelain Crowns: Are just that only Porcelain no metal. They do tend to be more costly and are not aways advise by a dentist depending on the tooth being crowned. Most times you may want a full porcelain crown if the tooth is within your smile and can be seen.

    As you can guess the cheeper crowns are the Metal Crowns where as Porcelain fused to Metal Crowns falls inbetween Metal and full Porcelain.

    If you are not sure what to get I suggest talking over the different crown choices with your dentist. For myself I like the Porcelain fused to Metal crowns since they hold up longer then all Porcelain crowns sometimes do. Based on person expirence with both.

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  2. Betty Gray Says:

    My advise would be if the tooth that needs to be crown is in the back get a lower cost crown (porcelain fused to metal) Otherwise if the tooth is closer to the front of your smile get full porcelain so you do not have to worry about any metal line showing at the base of the crown.

    Heck if the teeth are the back molars and cost is a factor for you the go for the cheap metal crowns no one is going to be looking into your mouth. It not like you are a horse.

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  3. J Mankiea Says:

    Deferred dental care is not always a good idea. Cavities only get bigger and dental cost only go up. With that said. I suggest calling the dental office that orignally told you that you needed to have the crowns.

    See what crown types they were quoting you so you can compare with the dental insurance and or plan you are reviewing. This would give you a better idea of cost.

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