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Marmaris Dental Crowns

Marmaris Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that restores a decayed, broken, weak or damaged tooth. Dentists also use crowns to cover dental implants and teeth that have had root canals. Crowns made from a variety of materials, including metal, resin and porcelain, can last between five and 15 years with proper care.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap. Dentists use crowns to restore weak, broken or decayed teeth.

A crown fits over your entire tooth, like a snug hat. To ensure a proper fit, a dentist will need to remove a small amount of enamel before bonding your new crown in place.

Dental technicians craft crowns from a variety of materials, including resin, metal and porcelain.

Types of dental crowns

There are many types of dental crowns. Which type is right for you depends on your personal preferences and unique oral health needs.

Metal crowns
Dental technicians use many metals to make dental crowns, including gold, palladium, nickel, and chromium. Metal crowns rarely chip or break, last the longest in terms of wear, and require minimal enamel removal. They are also resistant to biting and chewing forces.
The color of the metal is the main disadvantage of this type of crown. Metal crowns are a good choice for stools that are not visible.

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns combine the strength of metal with the natural look of porcelain. Dentists can adjust these crowns to the shade of your own teeth.
Despite their strength, PFM crowns have some disadvantages. For example, porcelain veneers can chip over time, exposing the metal underneath. Additionally, PFM crowns can slowly wear down the enamel on your opposing teeth (the teeth that touch the crown when you close your mouth).
PFM crowns last almost as long as metal crowns. They can restore front and back teeth.

Forced ceramic crowns
A pure ceramic crown has a hard inner surface. It is similar to PFM but the core is ceramic instead of metal. To create this inner core, the technician melts and presses the ceramic in a kiln at very high temperatures. Then they add more layers of porcelain. Like all porcelain crowns, serrated ceramic crowns mimic the transparency of natural tooth enamel.
Forced ceramic crowns have the same disadvantages as PFM crowns. Ceramic coatings can wear out over time. Dentists use pressed ceramic crowns on front and back teeth.

All ceramic or porcelain crowns
All ceramic or porcelain crowns mimic the appearance of tooth enamel better than any other type of crown. They are also a good choice if you have a metal allergy.
Lab technicians use many different materials to make ceramic crowns, but one of the most popular is zirconia. Zirconia crowns are extremely strong and can withstand greater forces than other types of ceramic crowns. They are also gentle on your opposing teeth, resulting in less enamel wear.

Same day dental crown
Many dentists use computer-aided design and production (CAD/CAM) technology to create crowns in their office while they wait. This software allows your dentist to take digital dental impressions of your teeth and then use those impressions to design a custom crown. Once your dentist has designed your crown, he will send the image files to your local milling machine. The machine will make you a new crown from a solid block of ceramics.
The main advantage of CAD/CAM technology is that you get the dental crown during a single visit to the office. However, one-day crowns are not for everyone. Ask your dentist if you are a candidate.

All-resin crowns
Dental crowns made of resin are generally less expensive than other types of crowns. But they are fragile and prone to breakage compared to porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns.
Dentists often use resin to make temporary crowns. They last three to five years on average.