Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. Dental crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown.
Dental Crown Procedure
During the dental crown procedure, your dentist prepares the tooth and makes a moulded impression of the tooth to send to a dental lab. A fitted, temporary crown is created during this visit to temporarily protect the tooth while the final restoration is being made in the dental laboratory. Once completed, the tooth crown is cemented at a later visit.
OUR FAVOURITE: Zirconium Crowns
Zirconia crowns (and bridges) are so strong that they can be used anywhere in the mouth. Zirconia crowns can withstand the biting pressure of the front teeth as well as the back teeth grinding.
The look of zirconia crowns (and bridges) is so close to the natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference and it is this quality which makes it very useable withing the dental work. Zirconia crowns can be fixed using the tradition dental cements.
Zirconia crowns have quickly become the preferred material for dental crowns. Zirconia is a very strong substance that can endure wear and tear of everyday use. When looking at Zirconia crowns from an aesthetic point it is clear and very similar to a natural tooth and reflects light the same way. This may be important if your new crowns are on the front of the mouth and it is particularly relevant in cases where the tooth will be seen next to the natural teeth.
Our metal-free crowns (and bridges) are prepared entirely by our laboratory, so our dental technicians can meet you directly to make your prosthesis as unique and natural as possible.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns have a nearly natural appearance, subject to two limitations: Because they have a metal framework underneath, they require the use of an opaquer to cover the metal, which makes it impossible to fully re-create the translucency of natural teeth. They also eventually will show a dark line at the edge, next to the gum. Dentists try to hide this line under the gum, but sometimes they are unable to do this; and sometimes the line doesn’t show when the crown is first placed but shows later, as the gum recedes with the age. They can also create a porcelain butt margin that tends to minimise this dark line, but it doesn’t eliminate it. However, these crowns are stronger than whole porcelain.
For urgent placement of crowns, our laboratory works with efficiency and excellent quality bringing the best for you.