The crown is the part of the tooth that you see in your mouth and it determines the aesthetics of your smile. If a tooth has been damaged (by decay or other factors, such as trauma – fracture), the solution may be to make a prosthetic crown or bridge using the remaining tooth tissue. Such a crown is permanently cemented in place and can only be removed by the dentist in the office. In addition to restoring the damaged tooth tissues, a prosthetic crown may be made for aesthetic purposes, correcting the shape, size or color of a tooth – in most cases, without the need for long-term orthodontic treatment.
PORCELAIN CROWNS ON METAL SUBSTRUCTURE
The strength of metal and the aesthetic appearance of porcelain make these crowns a very popular restoration in modern prosthetics. This type of permanent restoration is characterized by very high strength, which is why it is recommended for the reconstruction of posterior teeth. It is possible to rebuild the front section with a metal crown; however, over time, a grey border may appear between the crown and the gum; therefore, in this case, we recommend choosing crowns on zirconium bases.
PORCELAIN CROWNS ON ZIRCONIUM SUBSTRUCTURE
Thanks to zirconium oxide, they are characterized by mechanical strength and durability, which are equal to metal-based crowns. However, the achievable aesthetics is much higher. Zirconium, from which the framework is made, is not allergenic and is the most aesthetic material used in dentistry. The aesthetic and strength effect allows for the use in the reconstruction of anterior and posterior teeth.
They are characterized by the best aesthetics. They allow obtaining a translucency of the prosthetic crown close to the natural crown of the tooth. Particularly recommended for partial or single restorations in the anterior section, due to the possibility of more accurate imitation of the structure of the adjacent teeth, as well as for improving the aesthetics of not only damaged, but also discoloured natural teeth.
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Porcelain flaps, cemented to the front of the tooth – labial or buccal. They do not require grinding such a large part of the tooth as in the case of crowns.
It is a prosthetic filling intended to replace missing teeth in the dental arch. A typical prosthetic bridge consists of prosthetic crowns fixed on pillar teeth (or implants), connected with a span replacing the missing tooth.
To make a prosthetic bridge it is necessary to grind the pillar teeth, on which the bridge is placed. A prosthetic bridge may be made in the same way as a crown – on a metal substructure, faced with porcelain or full ceramics, which is more aesthetic and looks closest to natural teeth.
At each stage of treatment a temporary restoration is made, similar to the future permanent work. Not removed by the patient, cemented with temporary cement by the doctor in the office, allowing for normal functioning and maintaining an aesthetic appearance.