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Dental Crowns vs. Dental Implants | Which is Better?

Dental Implants and Dental Crowns - both are options that can be utilized to fill up the space of missing teeth. The recommended advice depends entirely on your dentist, to what procedure can be your best option for ideal dental health. Dental Implants work by attaching new teeth to the jawbone, while dental crowns support the natural teeth in your mouth. Both of these procedures almost cost the same expenses, but the final choice will always be yours, which is why you need to know the difference in detail.
Lee Dong Wook as a charming dentist in 'Hell is Different Individuals' -
upcoming Kdrama, 2019.
Dental Crowns
Most dental crowns these days are used for cosmetic purposes, and porcelain or ceramic materials are the first choice of everyone to fix over your pre-existing teeth. When teeth are missing, dental crowns work with the support of bridges. A fixed or cemented bridge fills the gap of the missing tooth. This protects your remaining teeth from breaking or falling off. In case of one missing teeth, two crowns are attached on the ends of a bridge, and replacement tooth is attached in the middle of the bridge for permanent and secure hold in the mouth.

Dental Implants
Contrary to the Dental Crown procedure, Dental Implants sound a bit more terrifying. When you hear about a titanium cylinder, blades and screws inside your jawbone, you feel afraid. This is one under anaesthesia, so there would not be any pain at the time, and implants are always recommended only in extreme cases of missing teeth and damage. After the procedure when the implants are fully attached to your jawbone, the dentist will attach a prosthetic tooth over the implant to create a natural feel as well as to maintain the health of the bone.

Dental Implants are pretty cemented in their place; meaning that they do not have the chance to slip or shift from their place. They are stable and rock hard at their place just like natural teeth, enabling you to eat, chew and speak normally and comfortably. Another advantage of dental implants is that they maintain the shape and contour of your face; because most people having missing teeth face the problem of face shape irregularity.
One Spring Night, 2019.
Implants vs Crown: Which is better?
When it comes to the big debate about dental crowns and implants, it can be pretty tough to figure out the winner. Dental crowns protect the teeth, whereas the dental implants work like natural teeth for regular functioning of the teeth. Implants are known to reduce any strain on teeth as well as offer a variety of combinations in the procedures and materials. Whereas dental crowns can feel a little straining as well as there is not much variety in combinations.

In case you are rooting for dental implants, you should know that in terms of maintenance, you actually might be right about it. This is because cleaning the dental implants is very easy, it works just like our normal teeth so we can clean them along with our regular toothbrush. These also demand less maintenance and are more functional in helping you to chew and eat food easily. This is one of the most prominent contrasts that Implants have with Dental Crowns. Dental Implants, if invested on high quality, can last over a lifetime! But Dental crowns need to be checked, maintained and even change after 15 years at most.

A little drawback here to point out is that dental implants have to be fixed by surgical methods, and dental crowns are relatively easier. So, a complete surgical procedure for a dental implant is necessary, whether you are comfortable with it or not.
I'd choose this dentist any day. :)
In case you are suffering from significant damage such as missing teeth or jaw bone loss, dental implants are highly recommended as they are bound to fix your jawbone and fill the gap of missing teeth as well. This procedure will take about 3 to four appointments to the doctor. The dental implants need to be fixed along with healthy bone for good results and strong teeth set. In case you are suffering from chipped teeth or damaged teeth, dental crowns are ideal. These are less costly, easier to get, less painful and quicker to get done with. The dental crown procedure causes about 2 to 3 visits to the dentist at most. In case you are low on cash, you can go for the crowns, but other than that, dental implants are ideal as they function like natural teeth.


3 Things to Have in Mind in Choosing the Right Bedding for Animal Husbandry.

When choosing bedding for your stalls or transport for horses, cattle or swine, chose one that accommodates your needs and the needs of the animals.

There are several different types of bedding on the market, ranging from the cheapest bedding, made from fir or pine wood with added resin, to the high quality bedding made from beech. You can buy high quality beech bedding at To choose the right bedding for your animals, there are several criteria to consider:
Horse Doctor, 2012.
1. The economics of animal bedding
When you choose a bedding, efficiency in the form of absorbency is a thing to have in mind. Bedding made from beech has the highest absorbency of all wood types, and is almost twice as absorbent as fir or pine. That means lower quantities are needed, saving money on sheer volume.

2. The safety of the bedding
When dealing with larger animals, safety comes first. The beech bedding from Dansk Træmel is thoroughly analyzed and checked for germs, yeast and moulds, keeping you and your animals safe. Furthermore, the beech bedding has been declared salmonella free. The bedding is heat treated, which makes is almost sterile.

3. The environmental implications of animal bedding
When choosing bedding for your animals, you can make a difference for the environment. Bedding from Dansk Træmel is made from FSC- and PEFC-certified wood, reducing the environmental implications for the forests and woods of the world, when cutting down trees.
Wood for bedding.


CB's Finest | The Kickstarter Blend from Caffeine Brothers Co.

Caffeine Brothers Co., an up-and-coming startup specialty coffee retail and distributorship based in Manila, Philippines, announced today the finest launch in the Philippine Coffee Industry history with the release of CB's Finest - the kickstarter. The first addition to the voluminous blends to be released shall be available for everyone to enjoy and within everyone's reach through their online store at

Amidst several coffee company which claims to have the perfect coffee, Caffeine Brothers Co. thrives through technology paired with deep love for a good cup of coffee. Now, enthusiasts and caffeine buffs can enjoy various types of coffee beans and Caffeine Brothers' signature blend sourced from local growers only in the Philippines straight from the web to their doorstep.
A new player in retail and distribution launches online store for Philippine specialty coffee.
"Most us do not actually know but for a time in our past, the Philippines was hailed as a top coffee producing nation. We were once a coffee country!" said Robin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co.

"This time is the perfect opportunity for Caffeine Brothers to grow. Our sole mission for this venture is to share our passion for coffee, be one of the pioneers in the purely online arena, and pro-caffeinate the country with our home-grown beans." he added.
Great coffee choices from Caffeine Brothers Co.
First timers and coffee addicts have already tried and Raisha from Makati reviewed, "Waaaaaay better than my usual cup of coffee. CB’s Finest a must try. Perfectly balanced acidity, sweetness, and bitterness in one sip with a smooth flavor and no off-taste. Great blends of beans that aroma of a classic coffee scent will surely make your day. Smooth, delicate matte black re-sealable stand-up pouch keeping it from moisture and preserving the freshness of the beans.  Fast delivery."

Meanwhile, Marriane of San Pedro, Laguna also said, "Very fast and convenient transaction. I am working on a night shift and had no problem with the delivery. The package even arrived earlier than expected! They provide quality from delivery up to the coffee experience itself. The coffee aroma is so good na maaamoy mo na sa packaging palang. It definitely didn’t disappoint when we tried their coffee. I would recommend you try their CB’s Finest blend."

Finally, Kerwin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co. said, "We may have yet to grow in the business, but our dream of the resurgence of Philippine coffee's former prominence is what keeps us up every morning."

If you find value in what Caffeine Brothers do, check out their website at where you'll find tons of tips and information on how to enjoy your cup of coffee. You can also reach them via Facebook or Instagram @caffeinebrothersco.


Seoul Searching | Royal Tombs of Joseon Dynasty (Seolleung and Jeongneung).

Like most travelers, one of my travel goals is to visit as many UNESCO World Heritage sites as possible. I've been to two locations here in the Philippines - the Baroque Churches and Vigan City, and two in South Korea - Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine.

On our last Seoul Searching trip, I was able to tick another one off my list after having visited the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
- another UNESCO World Heritage Site off the bucket list!
A collection of 40 tombs scattered over 18 locations across South Korea, the Royal Tombs are magnificent and perfectly preserved graves entombed with kings and queens, as well as monarchs that were posthumously granted the title of king or queen, of the Joseon Dynasty. These tombs were built over five centuries ago - from 1408 to 1966 - and were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

More of the Royal Tombs after the jump!


Furnishing Your First Home | When To Buy Budget & When To Splash Out

It can be daunting and even overwhelming when buying your first home and one of the things you'll need to consider is how to furnish the place and, more importantly, where to spend big and where you can make some savings.

White Goods
These are important aspects of a working household, and although you can look for cheap or even second hand options you need to consider that (all going well) you will have these items for many years to come. Hence, it's a good idea to invest for the long-term. Buying the cheap option will just increase the chances of breakdown and repairs and even be more costly to some as the energy efficiency rating of inexpensive units can be considerably less.
We finally got a 4K Smart TV, only because our decade-old CRT TV
 has conked out beyond repair, haha.
This is one that we would advise to take a pragmatic approach of spending well but not too much as there are purchases that can be very costly and not good value. What we mean by this is two-fold - don't buy emerging technologies that are ultra-expensive; recent examples that come to mind are 3D and/or curved-screen TVs. These were tipped to be the next best thing and came to nothing. What is good advice is to buy good sets but not the newest models as stores often discount the end of the line on outgoing models.

Living Room
Living room furniture is a tricky one. You could spend a lot on this and get some great, long-lasting pieces. But there are some great ways to get a good deal on these items. One way that this can be achieved is to look at furniture auctions, where some really high-quality goods can be sold on the cheap on the right day.
Ho Rang's dream sofa in Because This is My First Life (2017).
Bedroom furniture is one area you really don't want to skimp on. The reason being is that a comfortable and healthy sleep is key to your well-being. Check out the best and worst mattresses on the market and see what suits you.

A bathroom can be an expensive project to undertake and so it's important to gauge whether or not it needs doing straight away or not. If there are no structural or leakage points then it's most likely a job that can wait until you have the cash further down the line as you really don't need it and can probably put up with it for a little while after moving in.
Do Min Joon's bathroom in My Love from the Star (2014).
Fixings & Infrastructure
This is something that you should know about before finalizing the house purchase but if there are structural works needed than it can be a big mistake to not address them immediately as factors such as rot or neglected roofing repairs could become much bigger bills as time goes on. You should factor these costs into your purchase price and, in some cases, can even get money on the mortgage for this type of work to be completed.