What Is Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. Dental crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown.

Dental Crowns or tooth crowns are dental caps placed over existing teeth to restore damaged, decayed as well as root canal treated teeth to provide aadded strength to weakened or worn existing teeth.

Your prosthodontist will advise what types of crowns is best suited for your case given many factors including the aesthetic appearance of the crown and adaptabilitiy of the crown.

What is the Dental Crowns Clinical Procedure?

During the dental crown procedure, your dentist prepares the tooth and makes a molded impression of the tooth to send to a dental laboratory. A fitted, temporary crown is created during this visit to temporarily protect the tooth while the final restoration is being made in the dental laboratory. Once completed, the tooth crown is cemented at a later visit.

What is CEREC Crown Technology?
At Urs Toothfully, we offer CEREC Technology, a revolutionary state-of-the-art system. With the Cerec machine, we are able to provide same day service for all our porcelain restorations such as crowns and veneers.

Types of Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns may be made from a combination of porcelain with dental and gold alloys or may be all ceramic including:

1) Porcelain fused to Metal Crowns: Porcelain fused to metal alloy crowns or PFM crowns consists of an outer porcelain surface with a internal metal alloy base. The PFM crowns differs with percentage of gold within the metal base alloy . The higher the gold content, the more adaptable the crowns.

2) All ceramic Crowns : There are various types of ceramic crowns. Zirconia ceramics are one of the strongest ceramics for dental crowns that may also be used to form dental bridges.
- IPS Empress Crowns
- 3M Lava Crowns
- Cercon Crowns

The usage of all porcelain crowns are now rapidly on the increase due to stronger porcelains being available. These crowns look much more lifelike.


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