There are many types of materials that we use for these treatments:
Porcelain (metal free), metal – porcelain and metal and metal.
A dental crown and veneer are permanent treatment, to cover our teeth.
Some of the reasons you may need them are:
- After a root canal
- After a removal of composite filling or amalgam filling and the structure of the tooth is very damaged.
- Teeth clenching and grinding.
- Not being happy with your smile.
- Dental malformations.
- Problems with you bite.
- After an implant.
Now that you know this (there are many different options that exist in the market) putting in to consideration your needs, goals, functionality, aesthetic and also economic possibilities.
Metal- porcelain crowns:
They have the advantage of the strength of metal and aesthetic of porcelain although the appearance can be deteriorated with the time, because of the possibility of retraction of the gums of the appearance of a gray ring between the union of the gum and crown, more visible in the front teeth. This kind of crown is not recommended for aesthetic change, is more for functionality.
This kind of crown is more natural and aesthetic. For this reason most of the time is used on front teeth, because the appearance is more important. But this does not mean the crown is not strong.
This type of dental crown is designed with computer programs, to design a better crown with details and better results in resistance- aesthetic.
These crowns are recommended to patients with teeth clenching or grinding, bridges and to rehabilitate worn teeth.
They are manufactured with materials similar to zirconia or emax. This last one is also designed with computer programs, each one with a different finish trying to resemble a natural tooth, there for depending on the naturalness of the tooth that the patient requests is the material that will be used.
It is very important to mention that to be able to place this type of treatment it is required to file down from 1 to 1.5 mm of your tooth approximately.
There is a type of veneer that is called Lumineer. This type of veneer sometimes requires removing a small amount of dentine to place it, but not everyone is a candidate for this type of veneer.
That’s why it is important to contact a professional so he can give you a diagnosis of which would be the treatment and the best material you need.
If you have any questions of the types of dental crowns, and which one is the best for you we invite you to contact us.