Natural-looking dental restorations

we improve your smile with metal-ceramic crowns

If you have a functional or aesthetic problem such as:

  • Your tooth broke
  • The tooth is so damaged that a filling cannot be made on it
  • The tooth is weakened by caries
  • You don’t like the shape and color of your teeth
  • Treated teeth that have extensive damage
  • Lack of teeth

In such situations, ceramic crowns are the solution.

A ceramic crown (tooth cover) is a prosthetic restoration that is permanently fixed to a ground tooth or a dental implant. The goal is to make a ceramic crown that restores the patient’s lost tooth function or improves its aesthetics.

If you have a functional or aesthetic problem such as:

  • Your tooth broke
  • The tooth is so damaged that a filling cannot be made on it
  • The tooth is weakened by caries
  • You don’t like the shape and color of your teeth
  • Treated teeth that have extensive damage
  • Lack of teeth

In such situations, ceramic crowns are the solution.

A ceramic crown (tooth cover) is a prosthetic restoration that is permanently fixed to a ground tooth or a dental implant. The goal is to make a ceramic crown that restores the patient’s lost tooth function or improves its aesthetics.

Procedure

  • The procedure for making a metal-ceramic crown (or covers, as it is also called) begins with the necessary grinding of the teeth, when the tooth is reshaped so that it can later receive the future cro
  • In the same visit, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth, based on which a crown will be made in the dental laboratory.
  • On the next visit, the crown is cemented onto the ground tooth and thus restores the natural appearance of the tooth. Metal-ceramic crowns, along with regular examinations and oral hygiene, are an excellent choice when it is necessary to compensate or rehabilitate teeth with a high-quality, but also economically acceptable solution.
  • In order to reduce the costs of major oral rehabilitations they can be used in combination with metal-free crowns.

METAL-CERAMIC CROWNS

A metal-ceramic crown consists of a metal base and ceramic coated over the metal. The first metal-ceramic crowns began to be produced back in year 1950. They are a better choice for side teeth, although they can also be used for front teeth, if the situation allows it.

What does that mean? This means that the color of the adjacent teeth is not too demanding in terms of modeling and layering the teeth in order to be able to reproduce the color. The color of the crown must be identical to the color of the natural tooth.

Since the ceramic is on a metal base, the metal blocks the passage of light to the very surface of the ground tooth. Therefore, it is difficult to imitate the completely natural color of the teeth.

For more demanding aesthetic procedures, the production of metal-free ceramic crowns is recommended.

The base of the metal-ceramic crown is made of a metal alloy that is completely covered with ceramic so that the metal part is not visible.

The metals used to make metal-ceramic crowns are gold alloys, alloys of other metals (eg titanium…) or steel-based alloys (eg nickel or chrome).

The main advantage of metal-ceramic crowns is that the metal in the base provides exceptional strength.

Due to their strength and consistency, they are more commonly used in the lateral region where strong masticatory forces are present.

These are the most affordable crowns, but they have the most disadvantages, which include worse aesthetic characteristics, primarily due to the non-transparency of the metal base, the possibility of a visible dark edge and the possible occurrence of an allergic reaction.

Metal-ceramic dental covers were previously made of metal that contained chromium, cobalt and nickel, so sometimes patients’ reactions to nickel occurred. Modern alloys do not contain nickel as a building material, so allergic reactions are reduced to a minimum and are very rare.

What can give a reaction, a burning sensation in the mouth or an unusual metallic taste is the presence of metal fillings and metal-ceramic crowns at the same time, which causes the appearance of weak galvanic currents.

Allergic reactions, if they occur in the mouth, manifest as stomatitis. Typical signs are redness and swelling, which can appear on any part of the oral cavity, lips, cheeks, tongue, gums.