Porcelain/Ceramic crowns

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

A dental crown is required to protect teeth that are weak due to decay. Placing a crown prevents them from breaking. It helps in holding parts of cracked tooth together. Broken and severely worn down teeth are restored fully with ceramic dental crowns.

The benefits of dental crowns are:

  • Supporting a tooth with large fillings when there is no tooth left

  • To hold a dental bridge in its position

  • To cover severely discoloured teeth

  • To plaster a dental implant and

  • For definite cosmetic modification

Porcelain and ceramic crowns provide a natural look. They are best suited for people who have metallic allergies. They are the best choice for frontal teeth that are always exposed. Ceramic crowns are made of only translucent ceramic and contain no other material. They provide a naturally attractive and pleasing look. The crowns are lighter in weight due to their thin texture and are considered completely bio-compatible substances.

The procedure:

The tooth is first cleaned and reshaped as a preparatory procedure. It is tapered to allow the crown to fit itself adequately at the top of the tooth. Dental putty is used to take an impression and the mould sent to the dental lab so that a crown can be fabricated to the requisite size. As it takes some time to prepare the crown, a temporary fitting is set for about 2 weeks. Once ready another sitting will fit the crown. The surface of the tooth is roughed with etching acid to enable adherence of the crown to the tooth. Dental cement will affix the crown firmly in place.

Dr. Trivikram Rao consults and explains the process of dental crown placement before conducting the procedure. It is only after both patient and doctor are satisfied that the crown is fit.