Among them are crowns and bridges.
A crown represents the visible part of the tooth in the oral cavity. When advanced caries, fracture or an old shutter destroys most of it, the best method of recovery – it’s an artificial crown. Using crowns we can recover light orthodontic anomalies. That’s if you feel that the duration of orthodontic treatment does not suit you and you want instant results.
The bridge is an artificial substitute for one or more lost teeth. In the classical case the bridge restores a tooth and is supported by two or more neighboring teeth. Hence the name of the structure. Can be successfully combined with crowns, dentures, implants.
Compared to materials manufacturing crowns are several types:
- metal with plastic – made of metal scaffolding and plastic aesthetic inlay, placed only on the external surfaces. Cost most affordable option, but aesthetically unacceptable.
- metal blend ceramics – metal scaffolding and ceramic coating only visible exterior surfaces of the teeth. Aesthetically better option than plastic, as ceramics retain its color over time.
- metal ceramic (cermet) – a classic version of metal scaffolding with ceramic coating all surfaces. Very good aesthetics and good prognosis in the long term.
- all-ceramic crowns – used in the frontal area. Very high aesthetics, since there is no metal scaffolding.
- Zirconium – Zirconium is technically a metal with natural color – similar to the color of the tooth structure. With his help we can accomplish exceptional aesthetics, without having to make brittle metal-free structures. Offers the best resistance to stress of all kinds of materials. With Zirconium are to be made separate crowns, bridges, implants and superstructures for implants.
Crowns and bridges are fixed to underlying structures (file teeth, implants) with permanent cement.