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General preparation information

  • * The preparation can be carried out either using a chamfer or a shoulder preparation with rounded interior angle.
  • * A circular cutting depth of one millimeter is required.
  • * The vertical preparation angle should be 3°, however, parallel preparation is also possible if clinically required.
  • * All transitions from the axial towards the occlusal surfaces must be rounded.

 

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)

 DENTAL CROWNS

When the outside surface (or dental crown) of one of your teeth becomes damaged due to tooth decay or injury, we will recommend repairing it. If tooth decay has made the tooth irreparable, it may have to be replaced. Left untreated, a damaged tooth might not only affect your smile, it could also lead to further tooth decay in the underlying tooth and root, resulting in the need for a root canal or other major dental procedure.

Benefits of Dental Crowns
• Dental crowns protect severely damaged tooth or tooth weakened by decay, fracture, large fillings or root canal therapy from fracturing. Teeth with large fillings tend to "flex more" forcing the tooth apart possibly causing stress fractures
• Dental crowns hold together cracked or weaken teeth and seal the tooth from decay
• Dental crowns cover discoloured teeth and irregularities in teeth in improving cosmetic appearance
• Dental crowns help preserve the natural function and position of the teeth
• Dental crowns restore tooth with large decay, cavities or filings
• Dental crowns support the replacement teeth in a bridge
• Dental crowns restore and maintains natural bite
• Dental crowns acts as a false teeth over dental implants
• Dental crowns can restore your smile
A dental crown is one of the most effective dental solutions for covering a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength, or to improve its appearance. We might recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover discoloured teeth or dental implants
- Protect a tooth from tooth decay
- Restore a broken tooth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
Dental crowns are made from a variety of dental materials, including:
Metal (gold, nickel or chromium)
- Porcelain fused to metal
- All porcelain or all ceramic
- Resin (durable plastic)

The kind of dental crown suitable for you depends on what which teeth need crowns.

Caring for Your Crown :
Dental crowns don't keep tooth decay at bay. You still need to brush regularly, eat a well-balanced diet and visit the dentist every six months. Avoiding certain habits such as opening packages with your mouth, bruxism and chewing ice can also help prevent dental crowns from wearing out prematurely. If you follow these recommendations, your shiny new dental crowns can last 5 to 15 years.

PFM BRIDGES
One or more missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your smile. Missing teeth can cause a change in occlusion (bite), shifting of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder, speech impediments, an increased risk for periodontal disease and a greater chance of tooth decay.
Dental bridges, like implants and partial dentures, are used to replace missing teeth.
Dental bridges serve an aesthetic purpose, allowing you to show off your beautiful smile without shame or fear that your missing tooth is what people will remember. They help your wallet, too, because dental bridges cost less than other methods of tooth replacement.
Unlike removable devices such as dentures, dental bridge work is cemented onto natural teeth or dental implants on either side of a missing tooth. These anchor teeth are called abutments. The replacement tooth -- called a pontic -- is attached to a dental crown on each abutment.

The Dental Bridge Procedure


A bridge can last more than 10 years, especially if you practice good oral hygiene. Remember: Dental bridge work requires healthy surrounding teeth and gums to stay in place. To keep your teeth healthy, brush twice a day and floss daily. Regular dental visits and are recommended twice a year.
If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge procedure might be the right dental treatment for you.

Advantages of dental bridges:
Bridges are natural in appearance, and usually require only two visits to your dentist. If you maintain good oral hygiene, your fixed bridge should last as many as ten years or more.