A dental crown is a type of cap that snugly covers a tooth. Dental crowns are made from ceramics, composite materials, and metal. To ensure a proper fit, a dentist must remove a small amount of tooth enamel before installing the crown. With proper care, dental crowns can retain their functional properties from 10 to 25 years.

When might you need a dental crown?

Dental crowns are a universal tool in orthopedic dentistry. Specifically, at the Yarema Dental clinic in Kyiv, we install them for patients to:

  • restore a severely broken tooth or a tooth that has been significantly weakened by decay;
  • protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold parts of a cracked tooth together;
  • create a new bite after orthodontic treatment
  • protect and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t much of the natural tooth left;
  • prosthesis on implants;
  • cover deformed or severely discolored teeth;
  • preserve the strength of a tooth after root canal treatment;
  • improve the external appearance of teeth – especially in the front part of the mouth.

Why is ceramic popular for tooth protection?

Solid ceramic crowns are usually made from one type of ceramic, without the addition of metal. Therefore, they are often chosen by those who have allergic reactions to metal. Moreover, such crowns are distinguished by a high degree of reliability and are popular among clients who want to ensure the most natural appearance of their teeth after restoration. Indeed, ceramics usually have characteristics closest to the natural tooth surface, compared to other materials. This is one reason why such crowns are very often installed specifically on front teeth.
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Ceramic crowns are divided into two types: traditional and those made using CAD/CAM, i.e., computer technologies. Traditional ceramic crowns are losing popularity due to their lower resistance to cracks, less aesthetic appearance, difficulties in adjusting and polishing.

Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) ensure a reduction in the time required to produce crowns, high precision of individual dental prostheses, and an increase in demand for such products. Here are a few interesting aspects of this technology:

  • High precision. CAD/CAM technology allows for the creation of crowns with high precision, adapted to the individual features of each patient. This contributes to a more reliable fit of crowns to the tooth and comfort for the patient.
  • Speed. Thanks to the automation of the process, creating CAD/CAM crowns requires less time than traditional methods. Sometimes these crowns can be made and installed during a single visit to the dentist.
  • High-quality materials. CAD/CAM crowns are usually made from ceramics or composite materials of high quality, providing their strength, durability, and aesthetic appearance.
  • Low probability of errors. The automation of the process reduces the risks associated with the “human factor” in the production of crowns.
  • Eco-friendliness. Thanks to the precision and efficiency of production, less material waste is produced, and less energy is used.

Thus, CAD/CAM crowns are an important step forward in the dental industry, providing us with quick, precise, and high-quality solutions for tooth restoration.

Care for ceramic crowns

Whichever type of crown you choose, whether metal, ceramic, or composite materials, it is very important to take good care of it. Here are some useful tips that will allow you to maximize the service life of your crown:

  • clean all teeth daily with dental floss, and carefully use it in the area around the crown;
  • thoroughly and regularly clean your teeth;
  • when cleaning, do not press too hard with the brush on the crown, as well as on natural teeth;
  • you may need toothpaste for sensitive teeth if the crown or teeth around it are sensitive;
  • refrain from hard food, as chewing, for example, hard candies can damage your crown;
  • if you grind your teeth at night, ask your dentist about a special night guard that will preserve the integrity of both the crown and surrounding teeth.

These are not all the features of ceramic dental crowns. If you are interested in this orthopedic treatment tool, contact the specialists at the Yarema Dental clinic. We are happy to help you solve any dental problems.

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Yarema Miklosh

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Nazar Boyko

Therapist, orthopedist

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