Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dental Crown Procedures

History and examination of patient, mouth and individual tooth.

The dentist will determine whether is necessary to place a crown on that particular tooth and you should understand what kind of treatment you will receive in the future.  Patient should agree with the charged fees and should clear any doubts regarding the treatment with the dentist. Crowns are usually placed on teeth which have good prognosis and patients who have excellent oral hygiene. Continue reading

What are the types of dental crowns?

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Aesthetic is a very important consideration for anterior teeth so tooth coloured crowns are only applicable here and can be divided into different types :

All ceramic crown

Examples of all ceramic crowns

Traditional porcelain jacket crown (PJCs) is the oldest type of tooth coloured crown and it consists of 1 – 2 mm thick of porcelain. PJC is relatively brittle but after it is cemented it requires same amount of force to fracture our tooth enamel. To overcome the brittleness of PJCs, many types of stronger crowns have been developed.

Zirconia cores is another type of all ceramic crowns. Zirconia is a very strong material but it is dense white and required thick layers of porcelain underneath to mask the opacity of zirconia.

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