Dental Bridges and Crowns
Improving Existing Teeth
If a tooth is damaged or of poor quality, a new ceramic crown is probably the best solution. Installation is fast. The end result is fantastic.
The all-ceramic Procera® crown has many advantages over traditional crowns. Besides its high-esthetic qualities, the function and longevity of the crown is excellent as well.
Benefits of a new Procera crown
- Superior esthetic result, compared to traditional crowns
- Easy installation, quick results
- Short and convenient treatment
In the best case, the new crown is installed in two dentist visits, in one week’s time. The inconvenience and after-effects will be minimal.
COURSE OF TREATMENT
PLACING A NEW CROWN – STEP-BY-STEP
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first evaluation and makes an impression of the existing crown. The impression is used as the prototype for the new crown.
2: Preparing the old tooth
The natural tooth is given minor preparation or adjustments. A temporary crown is attached.
3: Placing the new crown
A week or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is securely fitted. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
4: End result
The end result is a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the others. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist.
ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN
Porcelain fused to metal:
Simply put, a new all-ceramic Procera crown is esthetically superior to any other type of crown. You just can’t get the same finish and natural look with a traditional metal core crown. However, the latter is an established and well-known solution. This is probably why it is still commonly used, even though function, installation, and price are normally equal to that of a ceramic crown.