Ceramic crowns – Manufacturing procedure
Ceramic crowns (crowns for teeth) are best described as artificial tooth caps. Ceramic crowns have the natural shape and dimensions of the teeth on which they are placed. This group also includes caps that are placed only on the biting surface of the teeth and serve to establish more correct contact with the teeth of the opposite jaw.
The process of making a dental cover differs in relation to whether one crown or bridge is made and whether it is an aesthetic or lateral region. The process of making a dental cover on implants and on natural teeth is also different. The most demanding is the production on the front teeth.
In the “Cvjetković” office, the whole procedure begins with a conversation with you, so that we can understand your wishes, and then we continue with photos.
The photos help us to see the appearance of the current teeth better and more accurately and to notice possible defects. We also use them in various software such as digital smile design, where we first virtually model future covers. The next step is to test the virtually modeled teeth in the mouth using special techniques (mock up). At this point, you can see what the future smile will look like and give suggestions and ideas for possible corrections. We scan corrected toothpicks and send the information to the precise machines that make them. This is followed by the final finishing of the paint, glaze and cementation of the finished crowns.
The process of making a cover for side teeth is much simpler and shorter. With the help of modern machines, the cover can be finished within a few hours.
Ceramic crowns – types
There are many types of crowns on the market today. Temporary crowns are worn until the definitive ones are finished. They are relatively resistant and always have a limited lifespan. Definite dental crowns do not have a specific longevity and they are mostly all ceramic crowns.
What are the best ceramic crowns?
It is ungrateful to say which ones are the best because each of them has its own characteristics and indications. It is necessary to take care not to place too graceful and thin crowns in places where high chewing pressure is expected or where there is a cast upgrade. Also, in places where high aesthetics are desired, graceful, thin and highly transparent crowns are preferred. So, for the right choice of the ceramic crown, it is necessary to know the material well and assess the situation.
Ceramic crowns – price
Nowadays, the price of ceramic crowns is certainly important, but it should not be crucial in making a decision.
In the long run, it is always more worthwhile to make quality crowns than to repair them later, with a few visits to the dentist. The relationship between quality and price is extremely important so that in the end you are happy and satisfied with the results achieved.
The price of the ceramic crowns is very individual and is influenced by several factors. The crown is made for each patient according to his needs and each case is somewhat different. You can also choose the material from which you want the crowns to be made.
The price of a temporary ceramic crown ranges from 30 to 50 eur and the final one from 110 eur to 500 eur.
Our expert team, in consultation with you and considering your wishes, makes a decision after a detailed examination, teeth recording and determining which type of crown is the best solution for you.
Ceramic crowns maintenance and possible problems
Provided they are done correctly, the maintenance of the dental crown is no different from the usual maintenance of natural teeth. It includes regular brushing of teeth, use of interdental floss or brushes and use of mouthwash. Oral irrigators are also welcome.
The first symptoms that may indicate a problem with your covers are bad breath, pulling gums, inflammation and bleeding gums or toothache. These symptoms are not common, but if they do occur, it is very important to visit the dentist as soon as possible, find out the cause and remove it quickly.
Proper maintenance in accordance with the instructions of the dentist and regular check-ups certainly contribute to the long and successful functional and aesthetic duration of dental fillings.