Dental Crowns

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Dental Crowns

It’s a conservative treatment. Its aim is the restoration of the hole on the crown or root of the tooth.

What’s the process of constructing a dental crown?

  1. First, a study-cast is created. This way we have a starting point which helps the lab technician to create the restoration.
  2. Then we polish the tooth in local anaesthesia and put a thin thread between the tooth and the gum to make it visible for the lab technician where the tooth is polished.
  3. After that, the upper and lower impressing comes. If necessary, a temporary crown is put on the polished tooth to protect it and to prevent it from moving around.
  4. The temporary crown can be made at the clinic or at the dental lab (it takes longer but it is more aesthetic).

Dental crown types

There are 6 types of dental crowns based on their material:

  • Metal crowns
  • Ceramic fused to metal crowns
  • Ceramic crowns fused to gold
  • Composite crowns
  • Ceramic (metal-free) crowns
  • Zircon crowns

Metal Crowns

They have many positive attributes despite their aesthetic disadvantage, for example, durability, little tooth loss and good price.

We don’t use metal crowns since they look artificial.

Ceramic Fused To Metal Crowns

This is the most commonly used method of tooth replacement because of the favourable price/performance ratio and its longevity.

This type of restoration comprises two parts: a metallic frame and a ceramic cover in a colour that is identical to the shade of the neighbouring teeth. The ceramic cover is burnt onto the metal frame on a very high temperature.

Advantages:

  • the metal frame makes it almost unbreakable,
  • has good closure,
  • precise and durable and due to the ceramic cover, its colour can be matched to the colour shade of other teeth.

Disadvantages:

  • If the gum recedes with time, the edge of the metal frame becomes visible.

Ceramic Crowns Fused To Gold

It is a solid, resistant crown with a long lifespan and a golden frame.

Advantages:

  • It minimalizes the danger of forming a tooth decay, as the fitting is perfect thanks to the nature of gold.
  • It is biocompatible, meaning that even those patients can use it who suffer from metal-allergy or sensitivity.
  • As the colour of gold and the dentin under the enamel are identical, the lab technician builds up the ceramic cover just like the enamel covers the dentin so the crown gets a natural look.
  • Since the golden frame is thin, the dentist can polish a thinner layer from the original tooth than in case of other crown types.

Composite Crowns

They are made of a mixture of ceramics and resin. Its advantage is that the dentist needs to polish off less from the original tooth than in case of other ceramic fused to metal type crowns although their lifespan is shorter.

For frontal teeth, composite crowns are mostly used especially if the patient wishes to have a better solution than porcelain veneers or crowns.

Ceramic (metal-free) Crowns

These type of crowns are made of 100% ceramics.

Advantages:

  • Their transmittance is very similar to the natural tooth’s so an absolutely beautiful denture can be made out of them.
  • They are suitable for the restoration of the incisor and canine.
  • Ceramic crowns are allergy-free and wear proof.

Disadvantages:

  • Their solidity and flexibility don’t match the metal framed crowns’ so their use is not advised for the restoration of molars.

Zircon Crowns

The ideal solution for patients, to whom aesthetics is the most important.

Advantages:

  • Zircon crowns are even stronger than ceramics fused to metal crowns.
  • Their appearance is more similar to the natural teeth’s.
  • They are ideal for restoring incisors.

Disadvantages:

  • Due to the higher quality, the price of zircon crowns is higher.

The CAD/CAM Technology

During the creation of zircon crowns that fit the gum perfectly, a new technology is used called known as CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) which increases the speed and precision of design and creation as well as the convenience or simplicity of the design, creation and insertion processes.

Steps of the CAD/CAM Technology – Zircon Crowns

  1. First, an impression is taken of the prepared teeth and this digitised sample will appear in a graphical form on the computer. The frame, size and shape of the crown can be designed on the basis of this model.
  2. Next step is to transfer the digital image to another computer which is connected to the special milling machine where the restoration is carved out of a solid block of ceramic or composite resin.
  3. Finally, the ceramic cover is burned on the frame in a colour that was chosen by the patient with the help of the dentist.

What to do before treatment?

Before every restoration, there is a dental examination and preparation of a detailed treatment plan. An x-ray is taken of every neighbouring tooth. Some premedication treatment might be needed before polishing. This can be a root canal, dowel abutment, construction of tooth under the crown stump. The prepared tooth will be polished.

The intervention is done in local anaesthesia, so it is recommended to eat before the treatment as it’s not advised until the numbness lasts.

What to do after treatment?

Proper dental hygiene and flossing between the crowns. Regular dental check-up.

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