Dental crowns have met the peoples’ ever growing demand for cosmetic procedures. Chahd Dental Clinic provides great results when it comes to the placement of dental crowns, this latter being the most effective way to giving teeth a second chance and a brand new smile to patients.
What is a dental crown?
Prosthetic dental crowns are a type of fixed prosthetics that can restore decayed or missing natural dental crowns. They can either be anchored on a damaged crown (deteriorated or with a color anomaly that cannot be treated by teeth whitening), either on a root or on an implant. Therefore, they can restore the functioning of the teeth (chewing, phonation, swallowing, etc.), the smile and the beauty of the face.
In many cases, the size of the natural tooth (or what is left of it) is essential for the placement of a prosthetic crown. The preparation of the tooth will provide a tooth stump (also called an abutment) on which the visible cosmetic part of the crown will be fixed.
Several dental prosthetic crowns can be used to anchor a bridge by providing support to its other components.
What are the different types of dental crowns?
Several options are available to meet the requirements of the patient:
The Vestibular metal crown:
This is a form of a mixed-material crown, consisting of a complete metal coating covered on its vestibular side by a resin or ceramic cosmetic component. The goal is to combine rigidity (thanks to the alloy) and aesthetics (through the ceramic).
It differs from the metal crowns by the fact that the cosmetic material coats the metal surface entirely.
It is the ceramic crown! Made of cosmetic material 100%, it is mainly used for aesthetic purposes. It can also be made out of zirconia (a very modern alternative of ceramic). At Chahd Dental Clinic, these crowns are placed by Dr. Khiter Taha and Dr. Rouabah Hadia, both of whom have proven their expertise in this field.
This is a form of coronal-radicular anchored (fixed) prosthetic crown, which means that it is attached to the residual tooth root by a special dental post. It is composed of a cosmetic material made of resin, porcelain (ceramic) or zirconia. It is often used on severely decayed teeth from which the nerve has been removed which means on a damaged or pulped tooth (the pulp being the tissue that fills the dental root and contains the nerve). The dental post can be made of metal alloy or fiberglass (fiber post).
The Richmond crown:
is a variety of the Davis crown and it is characterized by a cervical cap or collar that surrounds the upper part of the remaining tooth root, as well as by a cast metal lingual base whose role is to support the partial covering anchor in the form of a vestibular veneer made of resin, ceramic or zirconia.
The inlay core:
Another type of coronal-radicular anchorage that is derived from the joint prosthesis; the inlay core. It represents a false tooth stump because it substitutes the natural tooth stump with an analog structure and a precious metal or fiberglass dental post attached to the false stump. The latter is made out of either metal alloy (and the inlay core will be a single cast component in this case) or of ceramic (or zirconia).
Several therapeutic options are available to people wishing to have an ideal set of teeth and dental crowns make up a large part of this array of options. Dr. Khiter Tahaand Dr. Rouabah Hadia listen to their patients and try to offer the right option for each patient. Crown placement is an art that they have mastered through their long years of practice in this field.