All Ceramic Crowns
Do you have any of these issues or problems?
- Badly decayed teeth, large fillings and root canal treated teeth.
- Looking to shape your teeth or change the size and colour of your teeth
- Not having good bite when chewing your food?
- Looking to strengthen the worn down teeth.
- Want to replace a missing tooth or as a part of a dental crown
- Have a a dental implant which needs a Crown on top?
Then you have landed on the right page. CROWN may be the answer for your problems.
What are the various types of crowns?
- The material used for the crown could be metal, ceramic or combination of these. All ceramic crowns generally have higher esthetic value and are more biocompatible than metal or metal ceramic crowns.
Which crowns are most popular from a cosmetic point of view?
- All ceramic crowns are most popular from cosmetic point of view .Just as their name implies, all-ceramic dental crowns are restorations whose full thickness is made entirely of a glass-like substance, such as porcelain.
What are the different kinds of all ceramic crowns?
Leucite Reinforced Pressable Porcelain Crowns
- The IPS Empress pressable crowns have a flexural strength of 160MPa and have a high translucency. This helps them to transmit the shade from adjacent teeth, making it possible to get an exact shade match even for difficult cases.
Lithium Disilicate Porcelain Crowns Solid or Monolithic Zirconia High Translucent Zirconia
Lithium Disilicate Porcelain Crowns
Solid or Monolithic Zirconia
High Translucent Zirconia
Which of the above mentioned crowns will be best suited for my teeth?
- Depending upon the tooth that needs to be crowned, the your dentist will be the right person to decide which crown to give based on the aesthetic demand, flexural strength and the load requirement of that particular tooth, for example, the back teeth will require lesser luster and esthetics but higher strength, whereas the front teeth will require lesser strength but higher luster and aesthetic value.
What are the advantages of all ceramic crowns as opposed to other types of crowns?
- Highly aesthetic results The lustrous (shiny, glossy, luminous, sparkling, glistening) look of a natural tooth is generated by the way light penetrates into its enamel layer and then is reflected back out. The goal of porcelain crown construction is to mimic this effect. And generally speaking, the thicker and more translucent the crown’s porcelain, the closer it will match the light handling characteristics (and thus appearance) of a natural tooth.
- Natural tooth like appearance of the crown margins as opposed to metal based crowns. Metal based crowns have a black line along the margins of the crown all along the gum line. All ceramic crowns look more natural as no ugly black margins are seen even if recession of gums takes place over a period of time.
- Biocompatibility: The all ceramic crowns do not cause abrasions on the opposing tooth whereas metal crowns can. Some people can also be allergic to some of the component metals found the in the alloys used to fabricate the PFM crowns.
What are the disadvantages of all ceramic crowns as opposed to other crowns?
- Comparatively expensive
- The all ceramic crown has to be cut down with a drill in case it has to be taken out. Other crowns generally may not necessarily require cutting down.
What is the procedure for the placement of the crown?
The procedure for the fitting of these crowns is similar to that of any other crown.
- The tooth to be treated is cleaned, reshaped, and thus prepared for treatment. The tooth is also a little tapered so that the crown can snugly fit on top of the concerned tooth.
- With the help of dental putty, an impression of the tooth is taken.
- The mould is then sent to the laboratory for fabrication of the new crown
- Finally the patients tooth is fitted with the new crown with the help of cement that bonds the tooth to the crown.