Zirconia ceramic crowns
In situations where materials of maximum strength are necessary, zirconia – ceramic is the best choice. If the patient has a wrong bite or a bridge needs to be created in order to replace a missing tooth and the situation doesn’t allow for an implant placement procedure (loss of bone structure, financial challenge), we opt for zirconia-ceramic crowns which provide the best aesthetic and functional results.
The crown’s base is a zirconia with cemented ceramic on top ( our clinic uses Emax ceramic which provides the best results). This type of crown combines the best of both, metal strength and resistance (the bending strength 1200 MP!) with excellent aesthetical features of ceramic crowns.
Ceramic Crown metal
Metal-ceramic crowns are dental restorations used to improve the strength and appearance of teeth. The base is manufactured from a metal alloy which is completely covered with a layer of ceramic.
For metal-ceramic crowns manufacturing, we have a couple of metals at our disposal. The most commonly used are white gold, titanium, chromium and cobalt.
Titanium and White gold are biocompatible materials greatly accepted by our immunological system. Allergic reactions are extremely rare so that is the reason for their widespread use.
When a crown is placed on a jaw, it’s completely covered with a layer of ceramic which is then connected to a healthy gum. This results in a complete invisibility of the metal base.
Expiration date of a metal-ceramic crown depends on performance quality and oral hygiene standard. High-standard oral hygiene and frequent dental appointments are crucial for success.
Metal-ceramic crown maintenance does not differ from regular oral hygiene which consists of teeth brushing, flossing and water rinsing. It’s also advisable to schedule regular plaque cleaning every 6 months.
All-ceramic crowns are manufactured from pure ceramic that owes its great aesthetic features to its translucency which makes it possible to act as natural human teeth. Manufacturing this type of crown is a high-demanding laboratory work which, consequently, increases the price. Taking into consideration the aforementioned translucency, the covered tooth must also be of high-quality natural color so the use of these crowns is a bit narrowed down.
When is the crown placement advised?
- After tooth damage
- After tooth devitalisation and color inequality
- With damaged and broken teeth
- After implant placement
Ceramic crowns are long-term lasting, high resistant and natural looking.
Dentures are nowadays manufactured by specialist dental technicians whose goal is to replace the current tooth structure with false teeth in order to completely repair the chewing system.
A denture can be:
- Mobile denture (doesn’t involve any implant placement)
- Partial denture (involving partial implant placement)
- Complete denture (teeth replacement in complete teeth loss)
Mobile denture allows the patient to remove it whenever he wants to. This is usually the case with partial or complete teeth loss. A mobile denture makes it possible to rehabilitate a part or even the whole dental arch. It’s made for each patient individually because it requires a mouth impression which then acts as a mould according to which dental technicians can create a denture.