"Are you sure I have a cavity. Because it doesn't hurt."
Well, saying that is like saying, "Why do I need to change my oil when my car is running just fine?"
Your car may be running fine and you could save yourself $49.99 by not changing your oil.
However, when you engine seizes up your repair bill is now about $4,000 for a new motor.
You didn't end up saving a lot in the end.
Same is true with teeth and cavities.
you could save yourself the small cost of getting a cavity filled but then when it starts to hurt you will need to get a root canal and a crown. That means that your cost, and your discomfort, will be significantly more.
For those of you needing a root canal, or those of you that have already had one, but have no idea what a root canal is, this video is for you. The posts and the crown are not always needed but other then that this video is pretty good.
Some of you may have heard horror stories associated with this procedure. The problem most people have while getting a root canal is that they do not get it done by a bald dentist.
I get asked all the time, by patients, why they have a little black line at the base of my crown. The answer to that is because your crown is made partially of metal. It is called a porcelain fused to metal, or PFM, crown. The metal is what gives the crown the strength and the porcelain is what is layered over the top to make it look like a tooth.
That little black line that people see is the metal sneaking a peek out from underneath the crown. And unfortunately that little line will never go away.
In Dr. Ellis' office we do our very best to keep up on the latest technology. This includes crowns that are made of NO METALS whatsoever. This way there will never be a little black line showing through.
These new crowns are called Bruxzir crowns and they are made completely out of zirconium. This substance is incredibly strong and does not present the problem of older PFM crowns with there black lines or chipping of porcelain.
Technology is moving fast and we are trying to to stay up with it. Come in and talk to us today about a beautiful new Bruxzir crown.