Prosthetic crowns


A prosthetic crown is an individually made supragingival part of a tooth. It is necessary to make it when the only thing remaining from the damaged tooth is root. This "cap" allows for recovering the tooth as an aesthetic and functional whole. The result is carefully recreated in contact points, the correct height and aesthetic nodules, and the tooth can perform its function perfectly for many years.

The color of the crown is selected individually.

Very often, we attach the crown to the crown-root inlay previously made on the root, which is the scaffolding for the entire tooth.

Crowns should be aesthetic and durable, so the materials from which they are made should also be. The cheapest solution is to make a metal crown, but due to the insufficient cosmetic effect, we do it rarely and usually in the lateral sections of the dental arches. The standard solution is a porcelain crown.

Porcelain is a durable, hard material with great aesthetics and color stability.

Porcelain can be fired on metal (giving it high strength). In the front sections of teeth, which are not exposed to high pressure, you can make a full ceramic crown (only from porcelain), and the cosmetic effect will be excellent. Aesthetics and functionality can be combined using zirconium crowns. Zirconia is a very hard and durable variety of ceramics, on which the top layer of aesthetic porcelain is fired. Such "metal-free" works are the best in terms of both aesthetics and functionality.

Crown is attached to the tooth using permanent cements .


see also: Prosthetics - the key for fleshy smile Materials used in prosthetics Inserts and outlays of crowns Crown and roots inserts Porcelain veneers Prosthetic bridges AET Bridges