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Dental Crowns: What Types Are Available?

Updated: Oct 23, 2022

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Have you reached a point when you require a dental crown to preserve your tooth and keep it healthy and operational? If that's the case, you're probably wondering what sorts of crowns are available and their relative costs. There is so much marketing out there that you may be tempted to ask, "Which dentist should I go with?"

Luviacure frequently uses a variety of crowns. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to grasp the numerous types of crowns and why one may be superior to the others based on your unique dental usage and smile.

You may want to read our New Patient Information and online reviews if you're thinking about becoming a new patient. Here are the top reasons why you should schedule an appointment with Luviacure to discuss your requirements before learning about the different types of crowns below.

What Does Luviacure Take into Consideration When Planning Crown Treatment?

  • Health: Gum health may need to be improved for treatment to work properly. Root canal therapy must sometimes be performed first because of inflamed or fractured tooth roots. The structure above the roots is sometimes so damaged that it necessitates core buildup to provide a post on which the crown can sit. Even if a core buildup isn't enough, the tooth might have to be extracted and followed by crown-and-bridge or dental implant treatment to compensate for the gap.

  • Function: What effect will the strain have on your bite, chewing, grinding, and clenching? Will one type of crown endure longer than another?

  • Form: What form and size should the crown take to provide a pleasant function with your other teeth when you bite, chew, grind, or clench?

  • Aesthetics: The most naturally beautiful appearance in your mouth, especially when you smile, is determined by the shape, size, color shading, and clarity of your teeth.

  • Costs: The costs of materials and the dentist's and dental technicians' time for various types of crowns vary.

  • Patient Concerns: Luviacure always attempts to understand what concerns patients have about actual necessity, costs, time, and trouble. We collaborate with our patients to determine what the patient needs to know to make an informed decision. Sedation medications are always accessible.

What Are the Types of Dental Crowns?

Porcelain Fused to Zirconia (PFZ) Crowns

Zirconium oxide (zirconia) is the strongest biocompatible ceramic used in orthopedics and dentistry. Because zirconia is a "tough" white ceramic, it can be machine milled in the dental lab. Porcelain is then overlain by hand and fused to create the closest match to natural teeth in terms of transparency, reflectivity, and color shading.

This crown combines strength, durability, and the highest standard of aesthetics. Because of its superior aesthetics and biocompatibility, dentists and patients prefer this type of crown, especially in the "smile zone," which is the portion of the mouth that shows when you smile. The dark ring that appears over time at the base of porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns is due to gum tissue pulling away from the alloy metal used in PFM crowns. This does not occur with PFZ crowns, so in almost all cases, a PFZ crown will be durable to last indefinitely and optimize aesthetics for your lifetime.

Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crowns

This type of crown is strong, can last an adult's lifetime in a healthy mouth, and the porcelain appears like natural tooth enamel. The alloy metal used under the porcelain to make the crown durable is not biocompatible like the zirconia described above. Over time, the gum tissue pulls away from the metal, leaving a dark ring around the base of the crown. In the back part of the mouth, a dark ring might not be noticed unless you have a wide smile. People with metal allergies usually decide that zirconia-based porcelain crowns or full zirconia crowns are a better choice for themselves.

Luviacure will occasionally treat back teeth with PFM crowns because he and the patient agree the level of aesthetics and durability will be adequate to please the patient and last a long time. The cost savings makes the most sense to the patient.

Full / Solid Zirconia Crowns

Full zirconia crowns are CAD/CAM milled and bonded directly to the prepared tooth without adding overlain porcelain. They offer patients high strength with high aesthetics and biocompatibility but do not result in the highest standard of natural appearance because zirconia lacks translucency. Luviacure may suggest these as a treatment option for teeth at the back of the mouth over porcelain fused to zirconia (PFZ) for their strength and durability.

Emax (Lithium Disilicate) Crowns

Emax is a brand of glass-ceramic from Ivoclar Vivadent. Luviacure's dental technician at Golden Angle Laboratory can mill a crown from a block of this material that goes by the scientific name of "lithium disilicate." Because of its strength, very thin crowns can be created from Emax. The color and slight translucency of Emax crowns blend well with surrounding teeth and make them a favorite choice for teeth that show when you smile. Because of their thinness, Luviacure can remove a minimal amount of your natural tooth structure, leading to greater tooth strength.

Gold Crowns

For patients who grind their teeth or have a heavy bite, a gold crown will typically cause less grinding wear on the natural enamel of opposing teeth than other types of crowns. For this reason, Luviacure may recommend a gold crown for a back molar that needs restoration. Gold has long been used in dentistry, as it is still the "gold standard" to which all other dental materials are compared. Gold is the longest-lasting and most kind to the mouth and biting surfaces.

Get Dental Crowns with Luviacure Turkey

Luviacure Turkey is the perfect place to go if you need dental crowns. They offer high-quality dental care at an affordable price and use state-of-the-art technology to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment. So, if you're looking for a reliable dentist who can provide you with top-notch dental crowns, Luviacure Turkey is worth considering. Have you had experience with this clinic? Get in touch with us today!

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