Ceramic crowns are porcelain caps that are used in patients who have functional and aesthetic damage to the tooth. The appearance, color and shape of the tooth can be adjusted with the ceramic crown.
They are characterized by high strength, resistance to chemical reactions and corrosion. Most importantly, it is biocompatible and does not cause any allergies.
Crowns and bridges can replace missing teeth, as well as protect treated and dead teeth so that they do not deteriorate further. When one or more teeth are missing in the jaw, the entire set of teeth may be displaced or their teeth overloaded or further damaged. Crowns and bridges can be very helpful in preventing problems like this.
How to Set a Ceramic Crown:
The tooth must first be prepared or grinded to create space for the crown. The print is then taken and the further process is done in a dental laboratory. At the next visit, the compensation is cemented in the patient’s mouth.
The metal-ceramic crown is made of a metal alloy that is completely covered with ceramics so that the metal part is not visible. The advantage is the strength provided by the metal, which is why it is applied to cover angles and premolars. The disadvantage is the possibility of allergies.
Glass ceramics are recommended for patients who want to solve the problem of the front teeth, because of the high aesthetic properties. Ceramics completely imitate the refraction of natural teeth.
Zirconia ceramics are made of high quality aesthetic material. To make these crowns, less dental tissue removal is required compared to metal ceramics. They have great covering power, with devitalized teeth. It has another major advantage, because there is no black edge, due to the pulling of the gums over metal-containing structures.