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CROWNS

Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth, the tooth requires additional support, the hard tissue of the tooth has been fractured (trauma) or worn away (grinding), there is recurrent decay and the colour of the tooth needs improving. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental adhesive or cement.

The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth by a technician. A temporary crown is placed in the meantime. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment

Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain and ceramics which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth.

After tooth cleaning, the tooth shade of the non-prepared tooth and/or the adjacent teeth is determined with the help of a shade guide also taking individual characteristics into consideration.

During the fabrication of highly esthetic restorations, the influence of the preparation shade on the final result is a decisive aspect. For that reason, the shade of the preparation should be determined in order to select the suitable restorative material. Especially with severely discoloured preparations this is of utmost importance. Only if the dentist determines the shade of the preparation and subsequently transmits it to the laboratory may the desired esthetics be achieved in a targeted fashion.

We encourage the patient to visit the laboratory technician and the technician may also visit the dental practice in select cases.

This enables the technician to fabricate a model die similar to the preparation of the patient, on the basis of which the correct shade and brightness values of the all-ceramic restoration may be selected.


 

The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth by a technician. A temporary crown is placed in the meantime. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment.

Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain and ceramics which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth.

 

On your next visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown and fits the permanent crown onto the teeth.

He or she makes sure the crown has the proper look and fit, and then cements the crown into place.

 

CEREC 3D is the world’s system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC 3D you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, inlay, or veneer!

 

 

For the patient this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.

 

The proper dental hygiene for normal teeth should be applied to your new crown.

Daily brushing and flossing will help to keep the teeth, gums, and new crown free from the bacteria that can cause gum disease.

Avoid chewing on hard foods such as ice or pistachios, which, over time, can cause crowns to crack or break.