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Why is a crown better than a filling?

Q:Why is a crown better than a filling? A:A crown is not better than a filling. If there is enough strong tooth structure remaining then a filling is the best restoration. If not, a crown may be necessary to hold the tooth together to prevent fracturing.   Dr. Maksim has . . . Read more

Why are there different types of crowns.

Q:Why are there different types of crowns. A:Crowns can be all metal for full strength. All ceramic for best beauty. Full zirconia for good strength and beauty. Porcelin fused to metal for moderately decent strength and beauty.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for . . . Read more

What are veneers and what are they used for?

Q:What are veneers and what are they used for? A:Veneers are thin porcelain shields that cover the face of your tooth hiding cracks, chips and discoloration.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger Map

What is the difference between a crown and a cap?

Q:What is the difference between a crown and a cap? A:None. Dentists use the term crown and lay people say caps for crowns on front teeth.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger Map

What are the benefits of a crown over a filling?

Q:What are the benefits of a crown over a filling? A:A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.   . . . Read more

What does getting a crown involve?

Q:What does getting a crown involve? A:A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your . . . Read more