Prosthodontic crowns were traditionally made of porcelain fused to metal. It is a solid combination that is still in use by lots of dental professionals due to its cost-effectiveness.
However, the use of fully ceramic Procera® crowns has altered the aesthetic appearance of the smiles of many people in recent times. Procera® crowns work in the same way as traditional crowns, but the restoration tends to look more natural because of their fully ceramic composition.
Usually, dental crowns are done to strengthen a tooth that is injured. Dental professionals believe that it is better to restore a natural tooth than replace it with a prosthetic option. Procera® crowns are made with precision to fully restore the injured tooth.
Why might a Procera® crown be necessary?
Unlike other parts of the body, the teeth do not possess great healing ability. Therefore, the enamel of the teeth lacks the ability to heal itself once it is injured. The placement of dental crown helps to stabilize damaged teeth and prevent further deterioration. Enamel may be injured by decay, bacterial infections or trauma. Dentists effectively use crowns to seal teeth after root canal therapy.
Some of the advantages of procera® crowns over the porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) alternative include:
- Exact color matching – it is possible to create Procera® crowns in a color that matches the existing teeth, which makes the restoration invisible from the outside.
- No metal base – the ceramic-looking crowns look natural on top, but there is still metal band around the base of the tooth. The metal aspect is eliminated by Procera® crowns.
- Biocompatibility – Procera® crowns are designed in such a way as to allow gums to grow around them. This implies that complete gum stability is achieved eventually.
- Custom fitting – Procera® crowns are created by specially trained technicians to achieve the best fit.
What does getting a Procera® crown involve?
Placing a crown is a common procedure that dentists oversee now and then. Impressions and X-rays are taken, and a comprehensive examination is conducted before treatment. The dental professional must check the health of adjacent gums and teeth to be sure there are no issues.
While the tooth is being shaped, the dentist administers a local anesthetic. The shaping ensures that the crown fits well on the tooth. This is a slowly executed process, and it ensures that there is no damage to the teeth. After preparing the tooth, an accurate mold of the tooth is created, and the porcelain color is selected. While the custom Procera®crown is created at the lab, a temporary crown is placed.
The temporary crown is taken off at the next appointment. The inner tooth is cleaned thoroughly to get rid of any bacteria. With the aid of a luting cement, the permanent Procera® crown is placed on the tooth, and the result is an amazing smile.
Please contact our office if you have concerns or questions about Procera® crown.