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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Severely Worn Teeth
Hello. I have severely worn teeth. On the Glidewell Laboratories web site I’ve seen a dental product called “transition crowns and bridges.” Would this be a good option? Do they prepare your teeth then cement these over your teeth? Thank you
The "transition crowns" advertised are plastic crowns that can be done supposedly less expensively than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
Yes, the teeth are prepared and the plastic crowns are cemented. The problem is that even the best plastic crowns will likely not last more than a year. So the "transition" is to get moderately priced crowns initially and then still need full price crowns in the not-too-distant future.
This scenario would make the total cost of treatment much higher than just doing the definitive crowns initially.
Ed A McGlumphy, DDS, MS
Professor of Restorative/Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University