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Right then After serious concideration I decided now is a good time to sort my teath out as I'm selling my house and will have the 5-10K required :(

Can any tell me if porcilin crowns are OK to dive with or is there any thing I should be avoiding both in types of work or materials used?

I will possibly be having some implants which I know will be no diving for up to 6 months but I'm getting fed up of constant pain.

On the plus side I've discovered yesterday that the reason is that I gring my teath in my sleep( why the missus only mentioned it yesterday when we've been togetehr for 6 years I'll neaver know) And now they know this can treat acordingly.

Any help/advice /experiances apreciated.


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Hi Fin,

I've got a crown on one of my front teeth, and have never had any problems diving with it even though I grip the reg with it. I've also dived with a temporary crown with no problems. Although, if you're getting multiple crowns done then it might be different

My dentist knows I dive and has never warned me not to or anything

HTH
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I also dive with several fillings and a crown. No dental treatment has ever required me to stop diving.

That said I bore my dentist each time I go by reminding him I dive "so no air pockets please!". He told me new fillings will always have a small air pocket, but blood etc will be forced in and fill it. Sure enough I sometimes get a bit of blood in my mouth after diving with a recent filling.

My dentist dives a bit too so has some understanding.

If I were you I would speak seriously to your dentist before any work, explain the whole pressure + equalising body airspaces thing.

Good luck with it,

Dave.

PS gold crowns are longer lasting than porcelain IIRC.
 

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I'm Fu*ked then as I've lost 3k's worth of gold crowns in the last 18 months :(
I meant the surface is more hardwearing, less likely to crack, and less likely to hard other teeth in contact with it. I don't know anything about losing crowns - maybe there is a better way of attaching them these days?

Anyway good luck with it.

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Right then After serious concideration I decided now is a good time to sort my teath out as I'm selling my house and will have the 5-10K required :(
Bloody hell. What happened to the NHS?
Can any tell me if porcilin crowns are OK to dive with or is there any thing I should be avoiding both in types of work or materials used?
I've had one in place for getting on for 15 years. Through a climbing accident rather than vanity. Been diving for maybe 7 of those. No problems here.
 

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Right then After serious concideration I decided now is a good time to sort my teath out as I'm selling my house and will have the 5-10K required
have a good look into this.I don't know about England,Wales,but recently i had some work done on my teeth(porcelain veneers,bridgework),talking this over with my dentist ,he suggested that he would apply to the nhs that treatment to my teeth was necessary,and then if approved I had to pay approx £350-£400 for all the treatment.Worth a look!!


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Right then After serious concideration I decided now is a good time to sort my teath out as I'm selling my house and will have the 5-10K required
have a good look into this.I don't know about England,Wales,but recently i had some work done on my teeth(porcelain veneers,bridgework),talking this over with my dentist ,he suggested that he would apply to the nhs that treatment to my teeth was necessary,and then if approved I had to pay approx £350-£400 for all the treatment.Worth a look!!


cheers,
Fraser.
Sounds good do you have any idea who he would contact?

I've said yes to the work which starts next week starting off with 2x 2hr sessions and having the other 17 hours carried out in the following weeks!

And I probably won't be able to dive for 8-10 weeks after starting the treatment :(

A very dispondant Fin
 

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Sounds good do you have any idea who he would contact?

I've said yes to the work which starts next week starting off with 2x 2hr sessions and having the other 17 hours carried out in the following weeks!

And I probably won't be able to dive for 8-10 weeks after starting the treatment :(

A very dispondant Fin
If I recall, when Kirstie was asking about dental treatment, Endoman (dentist type person) was very helpful, maybe he will be around later with a bit of advice.

I have to say your despondancy is self inflicted though Fin, you could have timed it better ;)

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Right then After serious concideration I decided now is a good time to sort my teath out as I'm selling my house and will have the 5-10K required :(

Can any tell me if porcilin crowns are OK to dive with or is there any thing I should be avoiding both in types of work or materials used?

I will possibly be having some implants which I know will be no diving for up to 6 months but I'm getting fed up of constant pain.

On the plus side I've discovered yesterday that the reason is that I gring my teath in my sleep( why the missus only mentioned it yesterday when we've been togetehr for 6 years I'll neaver know) And now they know this can treat acordingly.

Any help/advice /experiances apreciated.


Fin
hi, I have had root canal treatment have 3 or 5 crowns (I forget now) and never have had problems diving.
Like others have said I always remind the dentist that I'm a diver so don't leave any air in if I've had a filling and never had any problem - not from diving - eating toffee now thats something I avoid!!!!!!!!

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Hi Fin,

I've got about four porcelain fillings and I've never had any problems with them over the years that I've been diving.

My dentist is a PADI Instructor and I asked him about the chances of air pockets in my teeth - he said "nothing to worry about"; the chances of getting an air pocket in a filling is very rare these days.

I've had my fillings replaced several times now due wear, toffee/chewing gum etc and I've never experienced any problems.

Hope this reassures you!
 

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Sounds good do you have any idea who he would contact?
hi fin,
Didn't ask him,it was his suggestion,but deff nhs,it's well worth discussing this with him/her.I got the impression from my dentist that it's bread and butter cosmetic dentistry for him.Hope this helps.

cheers, fraser.
 

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I've had a crown and an implant, I was told don't dive for a couple of days, not months. I didn't have any trouble.
 

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The crown's are not the problems but the implant has been suggested that recreational divnig may be OK but they would severly advise against the deep stuff :(

although i is not problem at the moment it could seriously effect the time it the work will survive. i.e. if I abstain for 3 month's it'll last 10+ years if I don't it could be back to the 2 I've been experiancing.

As it's costing so much I'm begining to feel te only way is to knock it on the head till complete and not have any problems fo 10 years or carry on and have the same issues and cost every few years which is costing me the earth and making me suffer a lot of unnessesary pain

I have a consultation next week which I'll try and gain as much info as poss and then make a descision.

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If I recall, when Kirstie was asking about dental treatment, Endoman (dentist type person) was very helpful, maybe he will be around later with a bit of advice.
He's in Stoney today, though I'm sure he'll be on soon enough.

He is indeed one of these dentist types, in fact he was drilling my teeth out yesterday, Imagine having your dentist as a dive buddy :cool:

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He's in Stoney today, though I'm sure he'll be on soon enough.

He is indeed one of these dentist types, in fact he was drilling my teeth out yesterday, Imagine having your dentist as a dive buddy :cool:

Arfie
Buy some regs you tight arse :)

He's back, thanks for the dives to our super mario type plumber Luigi :)

fillings, crowns are no problem at all. Should be able to dive straight away.

Gold is a fabulous material, is the best fit, although some of the newer cad cam stuff is getting close to it.

Glue doesn't really matter, if there's hardly any thooth left then no matter what you stick it with it's coming off. If there's loads of tooth you can go through 5 drills at a fiver a throw to drill them off.

don't know for certain re implants, but I will ask my implant surgeon next week and get back to you. I can't think of a reason why it shouldn't be ok, unless they are less likely to integrate, but it's not my specialist field.

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I have 2 titanium implants and have had no trouble diving with mine, max depth so far 43.6metres.
 

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After a nasty motor cycle accident 25 years ago I had a lot of dental work done including 8 crowns. Not had any problems diving with them at all. The temp ones always make you look like Janet Street Porter but it is only for a week.
 
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