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Dental crowns

What is a crown?

Dental crowns

Dental crown is the visible part of a tooth. If it comes to a loss or damage of the dental crown of a natural tooth, as a result of trauma, caries or any other periodontal disease, it is possible to restore the tooth using an artificial crown.

What materials can crowns be made of?

Replacement crowns in modern dentistry are generally made of ceramics. Ceramic materials are very firm, long-lasting and have a feature of imitating the natural tooth, which makes them highly aesthetically valuable. Beside all-ceramic dental crowns, crowns are also made hiding a precious or semiprecious alloy base under the ceramics. Such dental crowns possess fairly good functionality, but are not best aesthetic solutions, since there is always the possibility for the metal edge to reveal itself, if it comes to gum recession. The combination of metal and ceramics is a more economical solution, but disadvantages connected to it are often crucial for the choice of all-ceramic dental crowns.

How is a crown fabricated?

Fabrication of ceramic crowns

Fabrication of ceramic crowns is a very complex and demanding procedure. During fabrication one must be very precise, in order to achieve the best results. To enable fabrication and placement of a ceramic crown, the tooth must be previously prepared by grinding. After the preparation is complete, the dentist must make an impression of the remaining part of the tooth. The quality of the impression will greatly influence the final result and the precision of adhesion of the crown to the prepared tooth. After taking the dental impression, the dentist will place a provisional crown on the prepared tooth. The patient must wear it till the next visit and placement of the permanent crown. The permanent crown is fabricated exclusively in dental laboratory by an experienced dental technician. During your next visit, the dentist will check the quality of adhesion of the crown as well as color shade, in comparison to your natural teeth. After the check, the crown is cemented over the prepared tooth, and the dentist will additionally polish the edges of the crown, in order to make the connection to your natural tooth invisible.

Maintenance of artificial crowns

What is the procedure of maintaining artificial crowns?

Maintenance of all-ceramic crowns is not different than maintenance of your natural teeth. Unlike metal-ceramics, all-ceramic crowns adhere perfectly to the grinded tooth, and food does not remain on the edges. Regular oral hygiene, including fluoride toothpaste 2x a day and dental floss, as well as regular tartar removal at your dentist’s, every 6 months, will definitely ensure you a long-lasting and bright smile.


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