CERAMIC OR METAL FREE DENTAL CROWN
PORCELAIN ZIRCONIA METAL FREE DENTAL CROWN
Dental crown what’s a dental crown.
A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic tooth made in a biocompatible material like metal alloy, porcelain (ceramic materials) or even gold.
Today modern dentistry can offer patients benefits not possible to achieve in dental crowns a couple of decades ago. New ceramic materials like in zircon and zirconia provides the physical properties along with esthetic results that guarantees the necessary strength, resistance and natural look patients and dentist seek for in a dental restoration like dental crowns that resembles the tooth crown in all its features.
New ceramic materials allow us to create dental crowns that are the closest to a real tooth in terms of esthetics. So much that a high quality dental crown made in all ceramic material, can be hard to tell from a natural tooth. That’s one of the best compliments that I as a dentist can receive.
Dental crowns are the specialty of dentists specialized in ORAL REHABILITATION, the area of dentistry dedicated to restore the integrity of oral tissues. Oral rehabilitation has come a long way in dental reconstruction by developing materials and techniques as ceramic crowns to achieve the goals of modern dentistry
The most common alternative used for many years in most dental offices has been the ceramic fused to metal crown. The main advantage of a ceramic dental crown is its optical physical property of being translucent, meaning light can pass through like it happens in natural teeth, providing an appearance much closer to that of a natural tooth, and a more aesthetic final result.
The new zirconium metal free dental crown does not expose the dark collar next to the gum line that often appears in porcelain fused to metal crowns, which is of course another advantage.
Since Metal free porcelain dental crowns containing no metal in its structure, metal allergies aren’t a concern with zirconium dental crowns.
In the more widely used dental crowns, the porcelain fused to metal type of dental crowns, a porcelain layer on the outside covers the metal alloy that lies on the inside..
In this type of dental crowns it is difficult to achieve the translucent look of natural teeth, so appearance although close in color, may be rather opaque.
Some of the top metal free porcelain materials used in dental crowns:
This porcelain is very strong enough and universally recommended for replacement of old dental crowns and large silver fillings for molars or back teeth. High strength level and excellent esthetic properties.
The Lava type ceramic for dental crowns provides increased strength to pressure and abrasion for a lasting dental crown, excellent adjustment, and outstanding aesthetics. Lava restorations are backed by a warranty.
Zircon or Zirconia dental crowns
Zircon can be described as synthetic diamond. Zirconia ceramic is a material with exceptional rigidity that enables dentists to create large restorations with extraordinary mechanical properties.
Zircon or Zirconia ceramic dental crowns allow us to create full ceramic dental crowns and bridges without metal underlying reinforcement, so aesthetic results are excellent and restores the appearance of natural teeth.
IPS EMPRESS :
Empress ceramic for dental crowns has been long tested as a material to build full ceramic metal free dental restorations like inlays, onlays (filling type restorations on molars), and veneers (front teeth cover esthetic restorations).
A great alternative for metal free dental restorations, IPS Empress has shown high performance results for posterior restorations, anterior teeth covers with high aesthetics, natural looking restorations and porcelain dental crowns.
Bonded ceramic restorative materials are intended to restore function, shape, contour and color with the physical properties of natural light and strength of natural dentition.
Empress ceramics are excellent for metal free dental crowns, but are even more effective when used for other types of restorations like inlays / onlays and veneers.
Price of porcelain dental crowns. What’s the cost of metal free ceramic dental crowns.
There’s a difference in price when we compare porcelain fused to metal dental crowns and metal free porcelain dental crowns.
The price difference depends on the specific type of metal free porcelain dental crown but, a fairly close approximation may be of about 45 to 70% more for the metal free porcelain dental crown.
In the US typically a ceramic metal free dental crown in one of the above described materials ranges from $1200 to $2300.
Dental Medellin is specialist in dental oral rehabilitation. Cost of metal free ceramic dental crowns in Dental Medellin is guaranteed to be the best benefit/cost for our patients.
Contact us and get a free consultation, honest professional assessment and advise: