Dental crown is a
treatment option for the restoration and protection of cracked and severely
damaged or broken teeth. Crowns are commonly known as caps as they cover the
damaged outer surface of an individual existing tooth.
The procedure involves
many steps listed as follow:
- Trim back a thin layer from around the tooth.
- Take a molded
impression of the tooth that is sent later to a dental laboratory.
- A temporary crown
is created using a template made from the 3D preview mode.
- The patient tries the
temporary crown. Changes and fine adjustments can be made to the temporaries if
needed and reproduced in the final crowns.
- Once completed, the crown is
cemented or adhesively bonded to the damaged tooth.
Crowns can be made from
a variety of materials and even combinations of different materials such as
porcelain, ceramics and metals. However some materials are more aesthetically
pleasing than others. The innovative e-max Ceram crowns are best choice because
of their mechanical strength and the natural feel and look they offer.
E-max Ceram Crowns
The e-max Ceram system
is an exciting innovation in fixed prosthetic industry. Crowns that are made
out of translucent, biocompatible and strong nano-fluorapatite glass-ceramic,
are durable and accurately mimic the natural appearance, behavior and longevity
of vital natural teeth.
Special properties and
advantages of e-max Ceram crowns:
- Precision fit
- Translucent just like enamel
- Optimal shade match to the existing natural teeth
- No black line at the gum level
- Metal free / No thermal conductivity discomfort and no
- Biocompatible / no allergic reactions reported
- Exceptional mechanical strength / resistance to
One or more missing
teeth can adversely affect your face shape, smile, chewing, pronunciation as
well as the placement and state of the neighboring teeth. A treatment option
for replacement of missing teeth is dental bridges.
A fixed bridge is made
up of porcelain, gold, alloys or of mixed materials false tooth/teeth. It
replaces the missing tooth/teeth and prevents shifting of the remaining teeth.
It may also provide a permanent, non-removable alternative to removable partial
The most common types of
dental bridges include:
- Traditional fixed dental bridge
It is the most commonly used type of bridges. The false
tooth/teeth is/are fused between two porcelain crowns filling the gap
formed by the loss of one or more tooth. These two crowns can either be
secured onto the surrounding teeth or implants.
- Cantilever Dental Bridge
This type is mostly used when teeth are located on only
one side of the gap and in areas of the mouth that are under less stress.
- Resin Bonded Dental Bridges / Maryland Dental Bridge
It is the most suitable bridge when it comes to fill
the gap formed by loss of one of the front teeth. It can be also used in
cases where the surrounding teeth are healthy The false tooth used in this
bridge is usually made from plastic fused to metal or ceramic "wings”
that are bonded very firm(ly to thesurrounding teeth using a resin which
can't be seen from the front.
Similarly to dental
crowns, installation of dental bridges involves several steps. The process
starts by trimming away small areas of the supporting crowns. The patient then has an impression taken of the teeth using specialized dental putty. A temporary
bridge is manufactured in a laboratory and then tried in by the patient. Adjustments can be done if
needed. Once the final bridge is completed, Then patient will have it firmly fixed in his/her mouth using a special dental cement.
One of the best
materials used in bridges is the innovative highly esthetic all-ceramic
restorative material that combines translucent and opaque layers to mimic
perfectly the look of natural healthy teeth. Its Zirconium dioxide exhibits
also very high strength, high corrosion resistance and low thermal
conductivity. In-ceram Zerconia bridges can help you get the naturally
beautiful and strong teeth you've always dreamt of.
Advantages of In-ceram
- Precision fit and natural look
- Excellent mechanical strength / resistant against
fractures and corrosion
- Metal free and biocompatible (no allergic reactions /
no galvanic currents)
- No thermal conductivity discomfort
- No exposed metal margin