The use of all ceramic crown is recommended for treating extended tooth decay or chipping. The tooth is generally salvageable despite the toothache and the discoloration, therefore the all ceramic crown is an ideal solution for the restoration. Below, you will find all the details about all ceramic crowns and further information about the steps of the treatment.
What is a dental crown?
Crowns are used in dentistry in order to replace damaged teeth. The crown is placed onto the remaining part of the tooth above the gumline, but they can also be placed onto implants. Their shape and colour match perfectly with the patient’s natural teeth, especially in case of an all ceramic crown. Crowns also can be used to protect devitalized teeth from further damage. Crowns are often used for aesthetic reasons too, correcting discoloured, misshapen teeth.
The steps of the placement of the all ceramic crown
After the patient is numbed, the first step is the preparation and reduction of the tooth.
The dentist takes an impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth.
Until the all ceramic crown is prepared, a temporary crown is placed onto the tooth.
The all ceramic crown is prepared within a couple of days at our laboratory with CAD-CAM technology.
The dentist applies the all ceramic crown onto the abutment and fixes it with a special dental cement.
When is a dental post necessary?
A dental post is recommended when a big part of the natural crown is missing and basically only the roots of the tooth remain, because in this case there is not enough natural tooth to form the abutment and support the all ceramic crown.
If the root canals of the tooth are in bad condition, the tooth probably has to be removed and an implant or a bridge is needed to replace the missing tooth. However, in many cases a dental post can be a perfect solution as the post provides support for the all ceramic crown.
In order to choose the best treatment, a panoramic x-ray is needed. Based on this, the dentist is able to determine the state of the root canals and whether the placement of a dental post is possible.
The prerequisite of the placement of a dental post is the devitalization of the tooth. The dentist places the dental post into the root canal, and – in case of a freshly devitalized tooth a couple of days later – takes an impression. The cast is sent to the laboratory where the all ceramic crown is prepared. The crown is fixed onto the post with a special dental cement.
The advantages of all ceramic crowns
All ceramic crown is an aesthetically perfect solution thanks to its material. These crowns are tissue friendly and do not contain metal. They are suitable for patients with metal allergies too.
All ceramic crowns are made with the help of a special, computerized system, using CAD-CAM technology. The process is almost entirely automatized, assuring excellent quality and minimal waiting time. At our laboratory, we use high-quality materials for the all ceramic crowns.
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