Metal-Ceramic crowns are made of excellent biocompatible alloys covered by a special ceramic material , porcelain.
When there is extensive destruction of a tooth, to reinforce it and keep it in the mouth, a dental crown is placed. When one or more teeth are missing between existing strong teeth, what we do not want to do is to replace them with implants, instead, a dental bridge is placed. Each crown or dental bridge consists of a skeleton and a decorative cover (porcelain) over this skeleton.
They can be used for large immobile prosthetic restorations or to support mobile prosthetics
- Time resistant
- Resilient to vibrations
- It is not absorbent to colorings
The solution of the metal-ceramic crowns is not suggested when the patient requests impeccable aesthetic results
- After certain period of time because of age or traumatic brushing, the metal skeleton is showing and the patient might complain that the tooth turns “grey”
- Special handling is required by specialist in order to achieve impeccable fit
- Crown shade
When there is extensive tooth damage, in order to enhance it and preserve it, we place a crown. Each crown or bridge is consisted of a skeleton and a cosmetic cover (porcelain) over the skeleton, which in the specific crowns, is constructed with biocompatible metal.
A crown usually lasts up to 10-15 years or even longer, on condition that the patients takes satisfactory care of dental and mouth hygiene.
There are cases though that it needs to be replaced earlier if it is diagnosed.
Moreover, metal-ceramic crowns and bridges are of great hardness, which enables them to be extremely resilient. In addition, the aesthetic result is satisfying.
Teeth restoration with metal-ceramic crowns
What problems can be caused by tooth loss and non-replacement?
The loss of one or more teeth always affects facial aesthetics. This also happens and in the case where the missing teeth are in the back of the mouth and are not visible in the smile.
In the process of chopping and chewing food, each tooth plays a distinct and special role. As a result, even the loss of a single tooth, causes displacement to the other teeth thus, the food is swallowed without being properly chewed.
The loss of even a small number of teeth always affects speech.
In jaw closure and operation.
In a full and normal denture, the upper teeth lean down in a harmonious manner and work together in the different movements of the mouth. But when one or more teeth are extracted, the whole balance of the system is disrupted.