Types of Ceramic Crowns
- All-Ceramic Crown - This type of cosmetic crown is made purely from ceramic and no other material. The defining feature of this crown is that it's made from a translucent material which is attractive to look at and blends in well with the rest of your teeth.
- Zirconia - A zirconia crown is a popular type of all-ceramic crown which is worn to improve the appearance of a tooth that has become stained or disfigured over the years. It is durable, easy to wear and long lasting.
- E-Max - This type of all-ceramic crown is considered to be the best match with your own natural teeth. It is strong, long lasting and unlikely to crack or fracture. There is less risk of chipping compared to zirconia crowns. It is considered a good option for damaged, stained or poor quality teeth.
- Metal Ceramic Crown - This type of crown is often fitted onto back teeth and is strong and durable. It isn't as attractive as other types of crowns but it's a less expensive option.
The Ceramic Crown Treatment Process
- The dentist will prepare the tooth so that the crown will fit correctly.
- An impression is then taken of your teeth and is sent to a dental laboratory where it will be used to fabricate a new crown.
- It takes around two to three weeks for this to happen, so you will be fitted with a temporary crown in the meantime.
- Once it is ready, you will be fitted with your new crown. This involves the dentist etching the crown, which will enable it to adhere to the tooth.
- Once both of you are satisfied with the fitting, it will be fixed firmly in place with dental cement.
Call Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry at 757-465-8900 to schedule a consultation about ceramic crowns and whether they're a good option for you.