WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
A Dental crown also known as a cap is known as a fixed prosthetic object that is cemented onto a tooth.
A crown is a type of dental restoration that fully cups over that portion of a tooth or dental implant that lies at and above the gum line. Crowns are permanently cemented into place. The tooth-crown unit that results functions and is cared for just like a natural tooth.
WHY ARE CROWNS PLACED?
There are several reasons why a dental crown might be made for a tooth. We at Fulton Dental recommend crowns to be placed when a tooth needs to be repaired or is damaged completely. They are placed to improve tooth appearances including color, shape, and alignment of tooth structure.
WHAT KIND OF MATERIALS ARE CROWNS MADE OUT OF?
- Stainless Steel Crowns- crowns that are prefabricated and usually used as a temporary cap while permanent caps are made within a 2 week time frame.
- Metals and alloys- crowns that have a metal component. No pure metals are used, not even gold because they break faster then expected. Not recommended.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal Crowns- Crowns that are identical to you natural teeth. They have much more natural appearance then metal crowns.
E-Max Crowns & Bruxzir Sold Zirconia Crowns
The E-Max crown is a type of all-ceramic crown which is preferred for its longer lasting, aesthetic qualities. This crown and the Zirconia crown are worn due to their highly attractive appearance which ensures that they compliment the rest of your teeth. It is considered a good option for damaged, stained or poor quality teeth. The Bruxzir crown is a popular all ceramic crown which is preferred for its long lasting appearance of a tooth. Made out of strong material. It is known to be a type of crystal which is long lasting for many years. Bruxzir restorations are similar. If a hammer is used to break a bruxzir crown, nothing will happen to the crown itself. These crowns are known as unbreakable and chip proof, which is why it is aesthetically better and cost more money. But definitely is worth it to get that Hollywood Smile.
LAVA CROWNS & BRIDGES
A lava crown & bridge is a tooth overlay that seals and restores an affected tooth. Lava uses zirconia and overlay porcelain. The elements make a combination that are long lasting and can be dyed before being place on the tooth. This allows the patient to have matching teeth, not one or two of distinctly different shades. The overlays can also be translucent, allow the natural tooth color to shine through.
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