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    Needs help picking alloy for full cast molar crown

    Discussion in 'Fixed' started by mike932, Jul 15, 2017.

    1. mike932

      mike932 New Member

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      Hello. My PFM crown on a first molar has cracked to the point where food traps between my teeth. I am going to request a full cast crown from my dentist. I heard that nonprecious is very hard to polish, so is it reasonable to ask for ask for semiprecious? Also, if a dentist were to ask to for a full cast crown for the same price as a PFM crown, what alloy would you use?
       
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      77% gold for full cast crown. Why no have a monolithic zirconia crown made?
       
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    3. mike932

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      77% gold is the same price as PFM?
       
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      I don't know what a dentist charges in your area.If it's about money then go with full contour zirconia crown.
       
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      You said, " a full cast for the same price as a pfm".

      Whats your guess on the price of either? Which one do you think costs more?
       
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      "Whats your guess on the price of either? Which one do you think costs more?"
      PFM including dentist labor costs $600. The price of full cast crown depends on the type of alloy used. That's why I am asking which type of full cast crown would cost the same as PFM. I guessing a semi precious full cast crown.
       
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      $600 for a pfm crown? Where do you live? It's more like twice that in the northeastern state I live in.
      It would take an unusually light crown for me to be able to make a full cast crown, even with a 40% AU alloy, that was similar in cost to a PFM with a nobel alloy.
       
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      why u are nit going with full zirconia


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      i doubt my dentist's lab does zirconia. and i dont care about aesthetics. i just want a smooth metal crown that is durable and gentle to opposing teeth
       
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      Have it milled from solid titanium. Any milling center could handle that.
       
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      Chrome-Cobalt polishes fine and is probably the cheapest crown if that is your goal. It's very hard and will not easily scratch, but is also hard on your opposing teeth. A softer alloy will be kind to your opposing teeth and the doc can close margins if needed. If you want zirconia and your doc's lab doesn't do it, ask them to send it to someone who does. Zr has very little for plaque to adhere to and is easy to clean.

      This CrCo has been rolling around my bench for 2 years. Note how minor the scratches are. It would never be my first choice, but it is an acceptable choice.
       

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      Depending on the alloy (and I agree with the 77% suggestion, which is not cheap though) and size of the gold restoration, the full gold crowns are usually more expensive than my pfms.

      Size matters... o_O

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