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Crowns and bridges are fixed restorations that resolve problems such as severe decay or fracture. They are essentially synthetic teeth that are designed from a variety of materials to improve the appearance and health of teeth. The different types of permanent crowns include:
All-porcelain crowns – These types of crowns match the natural color of the tooth and are provided for the front teeth of patients who are allergic to metal compounds.
E-Max – this all-ceramic dental crown is one of the most technologically advanced in the field. It complements the natural look of the teeth and lasts longer than other restorations They add extra durability to the teeth due to their durable structure. E-max crowns are intended to improve the look of teeth that are stained or damaged. When compared to Zirconia crowns, an E-Max crown is less likely to get chipped.
A Zirconia all-ceramic crown is made of a strong, biocompatible material known as zirconia, which is also used in medical applications like artificial joints. It is a popular restoration and significantly improves the look of the teeth. Compared to porcelain fused to metal crowns, there is a smaller possibility of patients developing an allergic reaction to zirconia.
The translucent appearance of zirconia crowns blends well with the natural teeth color and as a result, provides a pleasing result.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns- these crowns provide the most cosmetic benefits due to their sharp resemblance to the original teeth. It is a full cast crown that is constructed by fusing the porcelain to all or most of the metal surfaces. A PFM crown also provides additional strength because ofi its metal substructure.
Disadvantages of PFM crowns are that they lack an aesthetic improvement due to their opaque metal layer. An e-max or a zirconium crown can be a better option for an aesthetically appealing restoration.
A dental bridge can replace multiple missing teeth. They are held in place by a crown on both sides, with a false tooth between them. These crowns are then firmly bonded to the surrounding teeth.
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