Porcelain-fused (porcelain covered) aesthetic crowns
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What does the dental crown mean?
A tooth crown or a dental crown is a dental restoration which completely encircles the visible part of a tooth.
The crown is a type of dental restoration which is located on an implant or on the natural tooth, above the gingival area.
The preparation of a crown is needed when the tooth is decayed or broken to an extent that it is impossible to fill it or place an inlay/onlay on it.
|Porcelain bonded crown (porcelain fused to metal)||€ 210|
|Zirconium crown – (metal free)||€ 320|
|Full porcelain crown – e.max IPS (metal free)||€ 390|
|Porcelain bonded crown (porcelain fused to metal) for implants||€ 240|
|Full porcelain crown – e.max IPS (metal free) for implants||from € 420|
How are dental crowns made?
Crowns are somewhat like tiny tooth shaped hats that can go on top of existing teeth, or a dental implant. The crowns are made indirectly, in a dental laboratory without the patient being there.
1. Preparing the teeth
During this phase, the dentist prepares the tooth for receiving a crown. The aim of this procedure is to make room for the crown, and to shape the tooth so that the crown can go on top of it like a cap. The prepared tooth can also be called a stub.
The dentist makes an imprint of the tooth stub and the surrounding teeth, which is then sent to the dental technician to make the actual crown.
3. Making the crown
The technicians first need to make an internal structure, a skeleton if you will. This internal structure is fitted onto the tooth stub, and the porcelain is then layered onto the internal structure. During the last phase, they adjust the colour of the crowns to the rest of your teeth.
4. Fitting the crown
If the patient or the dentist see fit, the dental crown can be tried onto the tooth stub at various stages during its completion. If it doesn’t fit well, or you don’t like the colour, shape or size of the crown, the technician can still make adjustments.
5. Hand over
The complete crown is adhered to the tooth stub by the dentist.
Why a dental crown is the perfect solution?
One of the oldest methods to restore the tooth’s damaged function and appearance is the dental crown that completely covers the entire part above the gum. The dental crown is made in the dental laboratory on the basis of the patient’s dental imprint and it consists of two important parts:
- the stability ensuring frame
- the surface which promotes the aesthetic outcome
The surface which covers the crown from the exterior is made of porcelain. The reason for this is the fact that this is the only material which is able to ensure that translucent and aesthetic effect which features the enamel surface of our original teeth.
On the other hand, the frame can be various:
- ceramic or press ceramic
- metal (cobalt-chromium alloy, gold-platinum or silver-palladium)
The porcelain-fused (porcelain covered) Crown
The porcelain-fused (porcelain covered) crown (which is often called metal-ceramic crown) is a traditional crown that is often used with one-unit crowns, dental bridges and anchored dental implant crowns.
In case of metal-ceramic crowns, the porcelain coating goes on the top of a thin metal frame. Of course it is only the porcelain that can be seen on the crown – however, despite its durability, the dental restoration cannot always reproduce the natural effect of the original tooth.
With appropriate care, the crown that you choose together with one of our dentists may ensure not only your healthy bite but also your constraint-free, wide smile for many years.
The advantages of metal ceramic crowns:
- Resistant and strong solution: it’s a good choice both for front and back teeth
- Durability: a long-lasting, reliable dental restoration
- Natural look: tooth-colored porcelain surface
- Precision: it’s made using a special, computer controlled CAD-CAM technology which provides an excellent fit and aesthetic result.
When it comes to the reasonably priced and durable metal ceramic crown, it could unfortunately happen that the gum line becomes gray and this makes the patient uncomfortable. It bothers them that their teeth don’t shine as naturally as in their young days.
The source of this problem is the metal frame which although provides a strong base for the dental restoration, the gray color shines through the porcelain cover anyway. It’s only a minor inconvenience but for many people it’s really disturbing.
Due to the excellent light permeability of the zirconium crown, it gives a uniquely beautiful and natural look – thus, it may be the best and ‘most beautiful’ answer to your problems.
What are the advantages of the zirconium crown?
- Perfect aesthetic result: due to its transparency, it gives the same effect as the natural teeth
- 100% metal-free: It’s the best solution in case of metal allergy
- Long-lasting dental restoration: It’s made of a more durable material than other aesthetic solutions
- Maximum force: abrasion-resistant
- Biocompatible: it doesn’t have any harmful effects on the human body
- Precision: Owing to the special CAD-CAM technical design, the beautiful aesthetic effect and fit is guaranteed.
Metal-ceramic or zirconium crown?
Although the metal-ceramic crown has many advantages, it may not be the best choice from the aesthetic point of view. By way of example, when the metal frame shows through at the junction of the crown and the gum, which may appear due to the wear of the porcelain in certain cases.
What is CAD-CAM?
The planning and preparation of the crown is done by a special, computer-controlled technology which ensures precision and other advantages that cannot be guaranteed using other conventional, traditional methods. Owing to the computer based workflow, the perfect outcome can be achieved in a very short period of time. Hence, the crowns at our clinic are made with the most modern technology.
Are you suffering from tooth loss? You want to have your lost teeth replaced? Dental bridge is the solution for that.
It’s important to remedy the situation as soon as possible in order to avoid further serious health problems:
- Chewing ability is reduced which consequently deteriorates digestion.
- The adjacent teeth start to move which may lead to their premature loosening.
- The sight of the missing teeth gives the impression of a neglected dentition.
- Voice training and speech clarity deteriorates, particularly in the absence of front teeth.
- Bone resorption is increased in the area of the missing teeth which makes future prosthetic preparation more difficult.
Dental bridge is a prosthesis that is used to replace missing teeth. Unlike the traditional removable denture, dental bridge is a permanent solution that is fixed onto the patient’s existing, natural teeth. The bridge is an alternative solution for those who don’t want any surgical intervention because of implants and who still have his/her own teeth which can be used as abutments/pillars.
Why is dental bridge necessary?
The lack of teeth does not provide an aesthetic look and may cause a lot of problems for the adjacent teeth. There’s an increasing pressure on the existing teeth, they are more loaded and the jaw is exposed to a greater tension. A bridge with crowns is capable of solving these problems since the missing tooth is replaced by a pontic (bridge unit) and the crown is fixed onto the adjacent abutment teeth.