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Dental Crowns

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are fixed dental prostheses restoring the normal function and appearance of natural teeth. A crown should look, feel and function like a real tooth. A crown might be the right solution for a patient who has had root canal treatment, large fillings, or fractured, worn, decayed, or discoloured teeth.

A dental crown is like a cap which your dentist places over the top of the tooth and often it covers all surfaces. This prevents further destruction of the tooth.

Crowns can also be placed on dental implants (implant crowns).

Implant Crowns

 

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YOUR FIRST CONSULT

At your first consult, we will analyse your situation and advise you on all-ceramic crowns & metal ceramic crowns, helping you understand the benefits of each. View the case studies below and get in touch for full options, more case studies and a consultation on your unique needs.

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Medium range dental treatments

Dental Crown Treatment Process

Your dentist will shape your teeth in order to make space for the crown. The tooth will be built up to create retention for the crown if significant tooth structure has been removed due to decay. After the teeth shaping process, your dentist will take an impression (either analogue or digital) of your teeth. Our team sends this impression to a state-of-the-art dental laboratory where highly skilled and trained dental technicians will professionally fabricate the restoration.

At Dental Implants & Aesthetics, we use our own dental laboratory – the Dental Lab Southport – which is located next to our practice. The Lab uses the latest CAD/CAM technology and advanced techniques to construct dental crowns. During your next appointment, your dentist will bond the crown to the tooth with a suitable adhesive systems.

Which types of dental crowns do exist?

A crown can be crafted from materials that match the colour and shade of the surrounding teeth. Factors such as the location of the affected tooth, the condition of the tooth, and the aesthetic goals the patient would like to achieve determine the type of the crown a patient needs. Commonly, we use conservative partial coverage crowns to restore function and aesthetics. The two most common types of crowns are metal-ceramic crowns and all-ceramic crowns.

Metal-Ceramic Crowns

Metal-ceramic crowns, also called PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns, are a type of crown that has a metal sub-structure for reinforcement. The overlaying porcelain is fused over the metal. These are the most traditional and well-studied fixed restorations.  Overall, they offer high aesthetics with superior longevity.

All-Ceramic Crowns

All-ceramic crowns consist solely out of porcelain (ceramic). Instead of metal, these crowns use a type of high-strength ceramic material as a sub-structure. This high strength ceramic can be Zirconia or Lithium Disilicate. Moreover, all-ceramic crowns offer superior aesthetics and under circumstances offer longevity comparable to the PFM crowns.

 

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CASE STUDIES

Before

This patient came to our practice with heavily worn teeth. He also complained about headaches and muscle pain in his jaw. The initial exam revealed that the patient suffered from Bruxism (severe teeth grinding). The majority of his teeth had also lost superficial enamel.

After

To solve the initial problem of the headaches and the muscle pain, the patient received an occlusal splint therapy. Afterwards, Prof Vasilios Chronopoulos placed 36 layered and monolithic zirconia crowns to replace the worn down teeth.

Before

This patient came to see us with worn-down teeth and unaesthetic former restorations. She wanted an aesthetically more pleasing smile.

After

Prof Vasilios Chronopoulos restored the full upper arch with porcelain crowns to achieve this result for our patient.

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