What is a crown?
Crowns are small tooth shaped "caps" that are placed on teeth to restore their shape, size and appearance.
They are being used in both anterior or posterior teeth, after the tooth is properly prepared.
How long do crowns last?
A crown's life depends on the right preparation of the tooth, their fit, the quality of the lab work and your oral hygiene.
To achieve long lasting crowns, detailed dental work is needed as well as the appropriate lab skills.
In DentArtistry a crown is fabricated in a 5 steps procedure.
First we prepare the tooth and fabricate a provisional crown, then we take the impression. The procedure continues with a metal try in and then a try in at the stage of non-polished porcelain.Finally the crown is polished and cemented.
What types of crowns are available?
Crowns can be fabricated from a lot different materials.
However, we usually make them out of porcelain fused to metal or all ceramic materials.
Anterior metal ceramic crowns are always made with a lower-third all porcelain finish in DentArtistry, so that the crown will not be detected through the gum line.
Take a look at cases that have been treated in out practice.