What All-ceramic Crowns is
It is a “hat”, a tooth-shaped “case” that is placed over a tooth and covers it to restore its color, shape and size, strength and durability.
It is the prosthetic rehabilitation with the highest strength and retention.
Due to the ceramic material it has the best aesthetics along with the ceramic Veneers.
An All-ceramic Crowns may be needed in the following cases:
- To protect a decaying tooth that has changed color.
- To protect a weak tooth (for example, from damage) from breaking or holding parts of a cracked tooth.
- To restore an already broken tooth or a severely damaged tooth.
- To cover and support a tooth with a large dental filling, especially when there is not much tooth.
- To hold a dental all ceramic bridge in place.
- To cover the teeth that are deformed or discolored.
- To save a tooth that has been completely destroyed by dental caries.
- To cover a dental implant.
- To make an aesthetic change of the tooth.
- To align teeth that are very different from the normal dental arch. A procedure that is more invasive and much faster than orthodontic treatment.
The Treatment procedure
The procedure to place a crown on a tooth usually takes 3-4 sessions, with the first appointment being to control and create a treatment plan.
- Diagnosis and treatment plan.During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure the All-Ceramic Crown are suitable for you and discuss what the procedure and some of its limitations will entail. Explain to your dentist the result you are trying to achieve.
- Tooth preparationWe start and prepare the tooth properly so that it can be used as a base for fitting the All-Ceramic Crown.
Shade matching is important for having the same color with the other teeth.
Finally, we take impressions of the prepared tooth and send it to the dental technician who will make the crown.
Meanwhile, in order for the patient to be able to move normally the next day and as many days as it takes until the incident is over, we have manufactured temporary prosthetics that will adhere to the prepared tooth.
- Try-inWe try-in the ceramic frame of the dental Crown to ensure its perfect fit with the prepared tooth as well as the uniformity of color.
- Application and AdhesionWe do the final inspection to make sure it is well-built in all respects.
And finally we apply the final prosthesis which we adhere with special material.
The patient should not eat anything hard in the area where the All-ceramic Crowns have been placed for at least 4 hours.
On average, All-Ceramic Crowns last between 5 and 15 years. The life span of a Crown depends on the amount of “wear” exposed, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices and personal oral habits (you should avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, nail biting and using your teeth to open packages).
While an All-Ceramic Crown does not require special care, remember that simply because a tooth has a Crown does not mean that the tooth is protected from wear or tear. Therefore, continue to practice good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day, using daily yarn – especially around the crown area where the Crown meets the tooth.
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