Prosthodontics also deals with the idea of helping patients with dental crowns as the solution to their problems. Crowns are generally artificially created covers that are used as a replacement for the entire visible surface of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns are ideally prepared from metal, porcelain fused to metal or complete porcelain. All three types have their benefits and use, while the crowns are cemented to a prepared tooth with intact roots. The need for crowns usually comes after a root canal procedure or after fracture repair, to cover up a misshapen or broken teeth.
Let’s take a detailed look into Porcelain Crowns.
Porcelain fused to metal
The idea of aesthetics always swerved the balance to porcelain crowns, but it lacked the strength of a metal crown. Hence, this necessity gave birth to the idea of porcelain fused to metal crowns. These crowns provide a metal base for durability, but also gives it a pleasing look on the outside with the use of porcelain materials. This type of crowns has worked well among patients, although they are still not considered as durable and long-lasting as a full metal one, although they have their qualities that make up for the deficiencies.
All porcelain / All Ceramic
The primary need for a dental crown is to cover up a flaw in the dental line of a patient. Porcelain crowns are designed in a way they instantly fit with the aesthetics part of a person’s dental line. For that reason alone, many patients prefer this to an all metal one. There are benefits when it comes to its integration with the rest of the teeth, as it could be made to look exactly like the other, natural teeth, but the all porcelain – Ceramic crowns lack the strength and durability of a metal crown. This flaw in these crowns could lead to its wear down or even a chip to its structure over time or under specific conditions. All porcelain crowns, on the other hand, are also known to cause more wear down of opposing teeth as compared to the metal crown.
At Al Sawai Medical Centre, we offer a wide range of procedures involving crowns. Porcelain crowns here are prepared using the highest quality of materials as well as we have the desired expertise in designing them as well. Patient satisfaction is the key to any successful treatment, and we thrive to achieve this