Just as with normal teeth, it is important to clean implant supported dentures. With proper care, these will continue to look great and wear a long time. While some of the steps are the same, there are also some different methods required. Keep your new dentures in tip-top shape with the information provided.Thanks to advances…
What Are Ceramic Crowns Used For?
All-ceramic crowns (also known as porcelain crowns) are used for many purposes. These aesthetically pleasing dental caps have been improving smiles and saving broken teeth for decades. Crowns come in many forms, but none appear more natural nor have as many benefits as ceramic crowns.
Other types, such as metal crowns or even porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns do not look as natural as porcelain crowns. Although metal crowns are known to be the most durable and least likely to be damaged, they stand out in direct contrast to other teeth and distract from the smile.
When are ceramic crowns used?
Dental crowns can be used anytime a tooth needs to be restored in shape, size, strength or appearance. Many patients choose ceramic crowns to restore their teeth because of their ability to provide better natural color match than any other crown type. Ceramic crowns may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. These crowns can be used for both front and back teeth.
Protect a weak tooth
Over time, teeth can become weakened. Naturally, the enamel (the outer, hard layer of teeth) begins to thin as we advance in age. This puts our teeth at risk for fracturing and wearing down. Teeth that have received root canal can also be weakened. Before the tooth has a chance to sustain damage, many patients choose to protect it by placing a ceramic crown.
In any ceramic crown placement procedure, the tooth is first prepared by removing some of the tooth structure to make room for the restoration. The tooth is shaped into a peg, and the crown is bonded to the tooth permanently.
Restore a broken tooth
Broken teeth need to be fixed as soon as possible to maintain good oral health. Broken teeth are susceptible to tooth decay and further damage. A broken tooth, when left alone can lead to a lost tooth. Before you need to have a broken tooth extracted, it can be saved by a ceramic crown.
Hold a dental bridge in place
When patients lose teeth, one of the devices used to fill the space is known as a dental bridge. This appliance consists of two or three restorations connected together. The floating crown is supported by an adjacent tooth that is converted into a crown.
Restore a tooth with a large filling
Teeth with large fillings in them can become damaged, and tooth decay can sometimes get below the material. To improve the appearance of a tooth with a large filling, a crown can be used.
As the restoration of a dental implant
Dental bridges are not the only teeth replacement method that utilizes ceramic crowns. Dental implants are a widely popular procedure for replacing teeth. The implant consists of three parts: the post that is inserted into the jawbone and acts as the tooth roots, the abutment (connector peg) and the restoration. The restoration is almost always a single crown, with the exception of when multiple teeth are missing in succession.
Ceramic crowns can enhance your smile
Most mild to severe teeth issues can benefit from ceramic crowns. To find out if you are a good candidate for a ceramic dental crown, make an appointment with our office. We can help you with a treatment that works best for your lifestyle and budget.
The timeline of your implant crowns depends on several factors. One is how long it takes your mouth to heal. Bone structures differ by person, so do not expect a definitive answer. The implant needs enough support before adding the crown.Every patient is different, which leaves it up to the dentist’s opinion. Reputation plays an…
As modern dentistry continues to progress, more and more people are turning to dental implant surgery as a way to restore and replace their missing teeth. Dental implant surgery can be quite involved but the end result is likely worth it.Are you looking to replace or restore your missing or damaged teeth? Dental implant surgery…
Dental veneers are thin, translucent tooth-shaped shells that are placed over damaged or discolored teeth. They are attached to the front of teeth to permanently improve the appearance of the smile. Veneers can alter the shape, color, size or length of teeth to create a more appealing smile. These wafers of material are meant to…