The tooth destruction brings many inconveniences. The diction worsens; it becomes difficult to chew food; from an aesthetic point of view, the destructed tooth looks unattractive. However, there is a way out – to restore tooth form through dental prosthetics. The denture – the crown – is placed, if the dental root is kept healthy. Thus, we manage to return functions of the healthy tooth so that you enjoy food and smile freely as before.
TYPES OF CROWNS
The crowns are divided into several types:
- porcelain fused to metal;
The placement of metal crowns is foreign to modern dentistry, because they restore just the function, not an aesthetics. Such method of denture placement is much less used in dental clinics.
The porcelain fused to metal crown is composed of the metal cap with applied layers of porcelain. Nonmetal crown does not contain metal element and is divided into:
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF CROWNS
The high aesthetics is the advantage of nonmetal crown over porcelain fused to metal one. It 100% externally repeats the natural color and light-reflecting properties of a live tooth. In its turn, the porcelain fused to metal crown does not transmit light and slightly stands out against natural teeth. It is usually placed on the masticatory teeth.
CROWN PLACEMENT PROCESS IN OXFORD MEDICAL
The crown placement process in Oxford Medical clinic has several stages:
- preparation of a tooth;
- taking casts (3-5 days);
- placement of temporary crown;
- placement of ready crown;
To present the process more clearly, we will provide a simple and illustrative example. We need to place 4 crowns in the front area of upper jaw. If the teeth were previously treated, then the quality of dental filling is studied with CT scan, thus excluding or confirming the filling. If after diagnosing the teeth do not require retreatment, then you have to undergo three stages of crown fabrication.
The cast is taken for a wax model of teeth, with the help of which temporary crowns will be made. Then, during the second stage, the teeth are filed down and temporary crowns are fixed. The third stage is the fabrication of crowns in dental laboratory. Its duration depends on the complexity of the work and the number of required crowns, but usually it is not less 10-14 days. When the crowns are ready, they are fixed, and, if necessary, fitted on the occlusion.
CROWN PLACEMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Medical Center “Oxford Medical” gives a 12-month guarantee for all placed crowns. The durability of crowns depends on:
- individual features;
However, it does not mean that the patient should not practice proper hygiene and visit a dentist for prevention purposes once a half year.
The crowns also help to correct the ugly form of teeth, slight curvature of the dental row, pathologic dental abrasion; the fixation of dental bridgeworks, removable dentures and orthodontic structures is also possible. You may receive the whole range of dental prosthodontics services in Oxford Medical clinic.
We have the largest network of medical centers in Ukraine (17 branch offices) for 10 years. We have the largest high-technology Dentistry Department and provide the services of European standard. Make an appointment for a consultation with the dentist – make the first step toward your dental health!
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