If a tooth is damaged or of poor quality, a new ceramic crown is probably the best solution. Installation is fast. The end result is fantastic.
The all-ceramic crown has many advantages over traditional crowns. Besides its high esthetic qualities, the function and longevity of the crown is excellent as well.
Reasons for all-ceramic crowns:
- Superior esthetic result, compared to traditional crowns
- Easy installation, quick results
- Short and convenient treatment
In the best case, the new crown is installed in two dentist visits in one week's time. The inconvenience and after-effects will be minimal.
What does getting an all-ceramic crown involve?
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
|1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first evaluation and makes an impression of the existing crown. The impression is used as the prototype for the new crown.
|2: Preparing the old tooth|
The natural tooth is given minor preparation or adjustments. A temporary crown is attached.
|3: Placing the new crown
A week or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is securely fitted. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
|4: End result|
The end result is a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the others. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist.
Alternative to all-ceramic crowns:
||Porcelain fused to metal|
Simply put, a new all-ceramic crown is esthetically superior to any other type of crown. You just can't get the same finish and natural, living look with a traditional metal core crown. However, the latter is an established and well-known solution. This is probably why it is still commonly used, even though function, installation and price are normally equal to that of a ceramic crown.