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 di-silicate (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.