Repairing and beautifying
If your tooth is too badly damaged or too fragile, a new ceramic crown is probably the best solution for you. It is easy to fit and the final results are remarkable.
The all-ceramic crown has numerous advantages over conventional crowns. In addition to its undeniable aesthetic qualities, it also offers superb functional characteristics and longevity.
THE STAGES INVOLVED IN THE 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.
1. Before the operation
The dentist carries out a first assessment and makes a print of the existing crown which is then used as a template for designing the new crown.
2. Preparing the old tooth
There is only minor preparation of and adjustments to the natural tooth and then a temporary crown is fitted.
3. Fitting the new crown
Approximately a week after the first appointment, the permanent crown is firmly fixed into place, the patient will normally keep it for the whole of his or her life.
4. End result
The end result is a new tooth which blends harmoniously in with the others. Clean your teeth with a toothbrush and dental floss as advised by your dentist.
Alternative to an all-ceramic crown :
The new all-ceramic crown is quite simply the nec plus ultra from an aesthetic point of view. There is no way of getting the same finish, the same natural, lifelike appearance with a crown which has a metal core.Ceramic-metal Crown
Even so, the ceramic-metal crown is a conventional solution known to everyone. This is certainly why it is still commonly offered even though its functional characteristics, fitting and price are roughly the same as those of a ceramic crown.