A dental crown is made in the laboratory settings by a technician. A dental crown can be made out of different materials like gold, ceramic, and porcelain fused to metal.
Reasons to restore the tooth with dental crown:
1. If you had a root canal done on a tooth, the tooth becomes brittle and may break under biting pressure. Thus restoring it with a crown is suggested.
2. If the tooth is significantly broken and a porcelain onlay may not obtain proper retention to provide a long lasting result, the dentist will recommend placing a crown over the broken tooth.
3. If there is an old crown that needs to be replaced due to fracture, or decay, or due to cosmetic reasons, a new crown will be required to replace the old one.
The dental crown procedure is carried out by a licensed dentist and requires precise motor skills. During the preparation process, our dentist will remove some of the tooth structure across the entire tooth to make room for the new dental crown. Any weakened tooth structure, like decay or cracks, is also removed during dental crown prep. This procedure is carried out under local anaesthetics so there is no pain or discomfort through out the procedure. Here at Pure Bliss Dental Care, we specialise in natural tooth-like crowns to help protect compromised heavily restored teeth.
The most popular type of dental crowns currently is Zirconia, and Emax Press crowns. They are metal free caps that have beautiful aesthetics and longevity.
Zirconia crowns are more opaque than eMax caps, but if you are a heavy grinder or clencher, it may be a better choice. If you need dental crowns on your front teeth and you are not a grinder eMax crowns offer a very natural-looking option to restore your teeth.
At Pure Bliss Dental Care, we work with top of the line dental lab and ceramic specialist, which ensures that our results are beautiful and natural looking teeth.
Have you lost one or more teeth? A great option for replacing missing teeth may be a dental bridge. A well designed and made porcelain bridge looks just like your natural teeth and restores your smile to its original form and function. As the name suggests, this treatment “bridges” the gap left in your mouth by a missing tooth. With this procedure, the missing teeth is replaced by the pontic of the bridge using the neighbouring teeth as support.
Dental bridges are fixed in place and considered by many to be a better alternative to removable partial dentures. We’ll help you decide if this treatment is right for you. The same materials used for dental crowns can also be used for dental bridges and the procedure is fairly similar with a 2 visit process, first visit being one hour and second visit 1 week later for half an hour to cement the final product. You will have a temporary prothesis after the first visit while you wait for the final crown/bridge.