All Ceramic Crowns
Dental crowns are “caps” or “coverings” that precisely fit over broken, damaged, severely decayed, unattractive or mal-positioned teeth.
Crowns are shaped like normal healthy teeth by our dental laboratory and custom-fitted to your mouth and smile for a virtually undetectable appearance from adjacent natural teeth.
When do you need a dental crown?
Crowns are frequently used in cosmetic dentistry procedures when dental veneers are not the best choice due to a tooth needing more structural reinforcement or when a patient’s occlusion (bite) is not ideal. Severely discolored or stained teeth may require “covering” with crowns to improve esthetics.
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What Are Ceramic Crowns Made Of?
All-ceramic crowns, frequently made of porcelain, Zirconia, or lithium disilicate (Emax), are often used in the “smile zone” of the mouth. Amazing esthetic results providing a natural life-like smile can now be achieved with these materials.
Varying degrees of translucency are available with all-ceramic materials frequently making them the best choice in improving a patient’s smile. Longevity of several years is expected as crowns are “full coverage restorations” providing great support and reinforcement to the underlying tooth.
Dental Crown Placement Process
Procedures for all-ceramic crown preparation are very similar to dental veneer preparation consisting of:
- diagnosis and treatment planning
- preparation of teeth/impressions
- bonding/delivery of crowns
Why You Should consider dental crowns
All-ceramic crowns are a cosmetic dental option where your smile can literally be redesigned and teeth can be restored to a natural life-like appearance. With these materials, the beautiful esthetic smile patients have longed for can be achieved.