Inlays, onlays, crowns and aesthetic veneers May fracture under heavy biting loads Strength depends on adequate porcelain thickness; it requires moderate tooth reduction during preparation Highly resistant to wear, but porcelain can rapidly wear opposing teeth if its surface becomes rough Color and translucency mimic natural tooth appearance Cost is about 10% higher; requires at least two office visits and laboratory services
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns Porcelain is fused to an underlying metal structure to provide strength to a crown or bridge Crowns and fixed bridges. Very strong and durable Including both porcelain and
metal creates a stronger restoration than porcelain alone; moderately aggressive tooth reduction is required Highly resistant to wear, but porcelain can rapidly wear opposing teeth if its surface becomes rough Porcelain can mimic natural tooth appearance, but metal limits translucency. Requires at least two office visits and laboratory services
The goal of oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer or precancerous lesions that may lead to mouth cancer at an early stage. When cancer or lesions are found at the early stage they are easier to remove and have a larger chance of being cured.
Although no studies have proven that oral cancer screening saves lives, Some groups agree about the benefits of an oral exam for oral cancer screening where as other do not.
Yet people with a high risk of oral cancer may be more likely to benefit from oral cancer screening. Risk factors that can increase your risk of oral cancer include:
- Tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff, among others
- Heavy alcohol use
- Previous oral cancer diagnosis
- History of significant sun exposure, which increases the risk of lip cancer
Ask your dentist whether oral cancer screening is appropriate for you.
Question: Do you provide a dental and vision plan in one? Looking for both but don’t want two different plans.
Answer: Yes, you may wish to review our AlwaysCare PPO plans and or our StandLife Dental plans both have dental and vision. Please call our member service line at 310-534-3444 if you should have any questions.