cosmetic dentistry in chania

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

What are all-ceramic dental crowns?

All-ceramic dental crowns are structures in the shape of a tooth that aim to change the face of the smile to bright and beautiful and to restore the functionality of the oral cavity.

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After the tooth is sharpened around the perimeter, we take an imprint and create a crown unique for your denture, exclusively made of porcelain when it comes to a belt of high aesthetics. It is important to mention that crowns are also made for placement on an implant without the need for grinding.

Why do we use them? In which cases are they recommended?

The dental crowns are used to change the color and/or shape of existing teeth as well as to strengthen them in case of denervated teeth or teeth with a previous fracture.

Ceramic crowns can be used on any tooth but are almost imperative on the front teeth. The lack of metal offers us flexibility which leads to a perfect result aesthetically, imitating the natural tooth!

Some of the most common cases where the use of a porcelain case is recommended, when:

– Much of the tooth has been lost due to injury

– Due to very advanced caries, a large part of the tooth has been lost

– After denervation of a tooth, to protect it

– We want to replace large, old seals

– We want the aesthetic improvement of the tooth

– There is a need for implant coverage

– We want to protect a cracked tooth

– It is necessary for the construction of a dental bridge

All-Ceramic VS Metal-Ceramic Cases

Alternatively to all-ceramic crowns, we can use the classic metal-ceramic which has a metal core and porcelain coating. However, they do not offer an advantage over all-ceramics except for the lower cost.

In contrast, all-ceramics are more resistant to crushing, which makes them stronger. Also, they are more organism friendly (more organic). In many cases it is observed that the gums embrace them like natural teeth.

All-ceramic crown materials

The materials that are available are enough and are determined according to the respective indications. The best known are Zirconium (or zirconium oxide, Zirconia) which are of unparalleled strength as well as lithium disilicate (better known as Ivoclar Vivadent as e-max) for its top aesthetics.

Care

Teeth with all-ceramic cases remain teeth, so they need the same care. Brushing twice a day and flossing in between or with interdental brushes.

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