Pros and Cons of Permanent Retainers:
1) No matter how much you try, it will always happen that your tooth may get displaced from its natural position.
If you have ever had a crown put on your teeth, then you are aware of the fact that there is no way to avoid such occurrences. However, permanent retainers offer several advantages over other types of dentures.
2) Permanent retainers are more durable than other dental appliances.
They last longer and they are less likely to break down due to wear and tear.
3) Permanent retainers provide better protection against decay and infection than any other type of denture.
You can expect that your permanent retainers will last longer than those made out of metal or plastic materials. The best part is, you don’t need to worry about wearing them out!
4) Permanent retainers are not only more durable but they also offer greater comfort.
Your permanent retainers will fit perfectly around your mouth and they won’t cause discomfort during daily activities like eating, drinking or speaking.
5) Permanent retainers are easier to clean since you don’t have to deal with the hassle of cleaning metal or plastic dentures.
These materials tend to rust over time which results in their eventual failure.
6) Another great advantage is that permanent retainers are very affordable.
Even if you don’t have dental insurance, it is relatively easy to pay for the costs of your treatment with a payment plan.
7) Since your teeth and gums are not affected, you can be sure that there will be no negative side effects associated with wearing permanent retainers.
None of your natural teeth will be at risk of decay or discoloration.
8) Finally, you should be aware that some patients feel more comfortable with permanent retainers.
This is probably due to the fact that their teeth have never been exposed to the outside environment. In addition, there are no risks of allergic reactions in these cases.
Drawbacks of permanent retainers:
1) The main disadvantage of permanent retainers is that you will need to see your dentist on a regular basis in order to make sure they remain in good working condition.
It is also important to take good care of them in order to avoid complications.
2) Another disadvantage is that they may not be suitable for everyone.
In some cases, removable or partial dentures will be a better option. Be sure to seek a second opinion from your dentist so you know what is best.
The advantages and disadvantages of permanent retainers have been explained above. Be sure to weigh all the pros and cons before making a final decision.
Dental Crowns: What You Need To Know
If you are in need of dental treatment but you don’t have dental insurance, have no fear. There are still a number of low-cost options for those in need of immediate dental attention. One of these options is called a dental crown.
In this article, we will discuss what dental crowns are and if they are right for you.
So what is a dental crown?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth shaped cover that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. The tooth is first drilled and prepared by your dentist and then a dental lab will custom fit the cap to the tooth. A crown can be made out of a variety of materials, including gold, alloys (metal mixes), porcelain, and other synthetic materials. They are often used to strengthen a tooth that is badly cracked or broken. Dental crowns can be placed within one to two visits to the dentist, although depending on the type of material used it may take longer for the tooth to heal and the crown to fit properly.
Why get a dental crown?
There are many benefits to getting a dental crown. First and foremost, a dental crown will strengthen a weak or damaged tooth. In addition, a crown can disguise a damaged tooth, helping to preserve your smile.
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