Do you need dental crowns?
Dental crowns are the most widespread prosthetic solution in dentistry. Whether the tooth is damaged or carious, aesthetically compromised or naturally positioned outside the dental arch, dental crowns and / or bridges successfully resolve this. Dental crowns, or jargon jargon, are a long-lasting and affordable solution. They can be placed on a damaged tooth or implant. As soon as two dental crowns are joined, bridges of two three or more elements begin to form. Dental crowns are different and divided by the type of material they are made of. Although their exterior is always ceramic, it is the base that varies.
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- Ceramic fused metal crowns
- Ceramic fused zircon crowns
- Full ceramic or EMAX crowns
Ceramic fused metal crowns
Ceramic fused metal crowns – metal base is made out of chromium, cobalt and nickel, while in case of a patient being allergic to nickel, it is excluded from the base. Long-lasting, durable and most affordable, they are a solution even for the most demanding of cases. The only downside of ceramic fused metal crowns are black edges which can appear after a while and are caused by gum withdrawal, therefore, if a patient can afford a larger financial expense, he can always choose the ceramic fused zircon crowns as an alternative and thus avoid this small aesthetic flaw. The way to perfectly reconstruct a damaged tooth, or several of them, is a three-step way; first, we take a dental impression and send it to our laboratory. At our next appointment, one or two days after taking the dental impression, we try out the metal base and how it adheres to the shaped tooth and we choose the appropriate colour. The third appointment is the penultimate try-out where we, once again,control if a certain colour fits and if there are any cosmetic modifications that should be corrected and after a mere 2 – 3 hours we get the final product, which is then finalised. In case of one crown that is to be placed in the lateral areas, that procedure is much faster and the finalised crown or bridge, consisting of a smaller number of components, is made in just two appointments.
Ceramic fused zircon crowns
Ceramic fused zircon crowns – the base of the crown is completely made out of zircon, which belongs to the gemstone group. Its white interior enables long-term aesthetics for the patients, hence with the passing of years and gum withdrawal, the black rim, visible on the ceramic fused metal crowns, does not appear. Ceramic fused zircon crowns are translucent and do an incredible job in imitating the natural white tooth colour. They are more expensive, but they are also an infallible investment in the future. The procedure of making a crown is similar to the ceramic fused metal ones, the only difference being the second try-out where zircon is tried out, instead of metal, i.e., the base of the crown.
Full ceramic or EMAX crowns
Full ceramic or EMAX crowns – complete 100% ceramics is one of highly aesthetic solutions. Completely transparent and airy, they enable you to have that perfect Hollywood smile. EAX crowns are high-quality dental caps, they are the most expensive, but the aesthetics that can be achieved by using them are immeasurable. Emax is not recommended to patients with great discolouration, treated and upgraded teeth, because the shaped discoloured tooth can be seen beneath such a transparent crown, therefore compromising the entire desired aesthetics.