dental care


Question by  wardray (13)

Do they use nickel in dental crowns?

I have several dental crowns and am concerned that they may have nickel in them.


Answer by  bl834 (1317)

If you've got metal crowns, there's a decent chance (but not a certainty!) that there's nickel in them. The base-metal alloys are typically nickel or chromium, though gold or palladium alloys are frequently used as well.


Answer by  slrdgw22 (178)

If you have plain porcelain crowns, then you should be fine. If you can see black lines around your gums, then your crowns are porcelain fused to metal, and the metal may very well contain nickel. Every dental laboratory uses different products, so I would recommend contacting your dentist to find out if they used nickel in your crowns.


Answer by  phammy (33)

Yes, Nickel is sometimes used for dental crowns. Other metals that may be used can include gold alloy, other alloys, or metal alloys. Nickel would be considered a metal alloy. It you go with a metal crown, less of your tooth will have to be removed. A metal crown will also cause less tooth wear.


Answer by  Anonymous

Apparently nickel in crowns may cause kidney problems as well.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well if your crowns are made from porcelain and they have a white filling around them, then there is absolutely no nickel. But if you can see that there is a black outline around them, then there is absolutely nickel in them.


Answer by  cmart84726 (24)

Yes, nickle is one of the metal-based alloys sometimes used in crowns. Crowns can also be made from other alloys, including gold alloy.


Answer by  nandhu (104)

more than 75% of crowns placed today are nickel,that is present in braces. A research shows that nickel crowns will lead to breast cancer.

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