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These crowns are ideal for anterior tooth restoration because they are transparent and look like your natural teeth.
Pure porcelain is the only crown that gives the desired translucent appearance to the tooth. The biggest drawback of using all porcelain crowns to restore the anterior tooth is that the expertise required to place them is very challenging, although they are placed for their aesthetic appeal.
Their color is translucent and often their color is affected by the teeth underneath.
These crowns come in various types;
Feldspathic porcelain: It is the traditional type used mostly
Empress Crown: It looks like a glass and can be called also ceramic.
Procera Crown: Inner part is ceramic and outer part is traditional porcelain. This crown is used for its extraordinary strength. An ordinary bridge can be cemented with the help of cement and crowns.
Lava Crown: It has a translucent Zirconia inside, so it looks beautiful on the outside due to its baked layer.
Zirconia Crowns: Look natural and do not reveal a black line like other crowns in the gum line.
Emax Crowns: It is getting more and more popular nowadays. These crowns are best suited for people who are allergic to metals. Our natural tooth is translucent in color and these crowns are the only crowns that have this translucency.
What are the advantages?
* It is transparent and loyal to nature, aesthetically attractive.
* They do not have allergic reactions and are biocompatible with low sensitivity.
* Alignment and form correction possible
* Ideal for patients who occupy less space in the mouth and seek natural looking teeth.
The tooth to be treated is first cleaned, reshaped and thus prepared for treatment. The tooth also becomes slightly tapered so that the crown can fit snugly on the tooth.
Tooth impression is obtained with the help of toothpaste. The mold is then sent to the laboratory for the manufacture of the new crown. Meanwhile, the patient receives a temporary crown attached to the tooth. An average of two to three weeks is required for the crown to be prepared. Then the new crown is attached to the patient's tooth. For this, the dentist roughens the surface of the affected tooth with the help of etching acid, which ensures the attachment of the crown to the tooth.
After obtaining the desired fixture, the crown is firmly fixed with the help of dental cement. Care should be taken not to grind, bite and squeeze hard food items.
What is the Cost of Porcelain Crowns?
Full porcelain crowns are more expensive than metal crowns. However, their natural appearance and durability make up for this higher price.