Pros and cons of all ceramic crowns

All ceramic crowns are generally used to restore or replace decaying, damaged teeth. The advantages of all ceramic crowns are their high quality and perfectly natural appearance. They can be used after root canal treatments for aesthetic reasons or they can also be placed onto implants to replace missing teeth.

At our clinic we use high quality materials for all ceramic crowns.

The advantages of all ceramic crowns

  • Tissue friendly
  • These crowns don’t contain metal
  • Ideal solution for people with metal hipersensivity
  • The appearance of the crowns is completely natural, they match the patient’s natural teeth perfectly
  • Excellent fit: the computerized CAD-CAM technology guarantees exquisite aesthetic result and fit

All ceramic crowns are made at our laboratory with a special, computerized system, using CAD-CAM technology. This makes it possible to fit them perfectly to the abutment amongst other advantages.

The crown is produced in a short time in this almost completely automatized process.

Zirconia crown vs porcelain crown and all ceramic crown

Zirconia crowns provide a much more aesthetic result than porcelain crowns. Additionally, zirconia crowns are fully biocompatible and contain no metal, therefore they are a safe choice for patients with metal allergies.

However, while all ceramic crowns are aesthetically the best choice, they are not as strong and durable as other types of crowns.

Characteristic Zirconia crown Porcelain crown fused to metal All ceramic crown 
Biocompatibility Excellent

Medium

Very good

Aesthetics Excellent

Very good

Excellent

Precision Excellent

Very good

Excellent

Shade Excellent, colour matrix

Very good, stratification

Excellent

Bearing capacity Excellent

Excellent

Medium

Metal allergy No

5-18%

No