Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience.
Porcelain dental crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level.
Dental Crowns are also considered to be a full Dental Veneer, covering the tooth 360 degrees. Crowns are recommended to cover teeth that are damaged, broken, or worn down. In some cases where your existing teeth are abnormally shaped or worn Crowns are recommended for a smile makeover. Crowns enable us to amend the shape of your tooth completely, adjustments that are sometimes beyond the capability of a Laminate Veneer. Crowns can be sculptured to match your existing teeth, close gaps (bridge work), or create a new smile makeover. They have a longer life span when compared to other dental treatments such as Lumineers. Dental Crowns can be aesthetically fabricated to reflect like natural teeth, and mimic the shape, size and colour of the surrounding teeth. Dental Crowns will also protect your tooth underneath, preserving your natural tooth and gums for a longer period of time.
Dental Crowns can be used in order to achieve a cosmetic result that goes beyond the dental area. Patients report that the results can be seen throughout the facial region, plumping the cheeks, lips and smoothing out lines around the mouth itself, lending a more youthful and refreshed look to the entire face. Our Dental Crowns are often employed to great effect to accomplish our renowned Smile Makeovers and Dental Facelifts.
Metal Porcelain Crowns (PFM)
Metal Porcelain Crowns also known as PFM are the product of a marriage between porcelain and metal Crowns. They are hard-wearing and cosmetically sound, but are not suitable for all people or all positions within the dental area. The core of the Crown itself is usually made from a nickel based grey metal with an overlay of white porcelain fused to the outside in order to give a white natural and tooth like appearance. Unfortunately, even though considered to be very durable, should your gums recede over time you may see a black line along the top of your gum line when you smile. If you choose Metal Porcelain Crowns we recommend that you replace them after 6-7 years to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. They are most suitable for use on the side or back teeth and for use over Dental Implants.
All our Metal Porcelain Crowns are crafted in selected A grade laboratories that are known for dental excellence and accuracy. It is important to remember, the skills of the Cosmetic Dentist is only one aspect of your treatment. The quality of the Crowns themselves, combined with the skills of the Dental Technician is also vitally important to ensure a good end result. Our laboratories use only the very materials that are sourced from across the globe.
Zirconium Porcelain Crowns (Zirconia)
Some years ago Cubic Zirconia was all over the news as the latest material being used to simulate diamonds. It is the same base substance of Zirconium Dioxide, in its white crystalline form that is used in the creation of Zirconium Crowns. Zirconium Porcelain Crowns are incredibly tough, extremely durable and aesthetically pleasing. Zirconium Porcelain Crowns consist of a pure white metal core (a permanent white metal) with porcelain fused to the outside, creating the look of a natural tooth. In some cases we will create Crowns from 100% Zirconium without the need for Porcelain. The positive to this type of Crown is that you will never see a black line should your gums recede over time. The Crown will always appear white at the gum line. The tooth has a much better transparency as the Crown is made up from 100% white materials. Zirconium Porcelain Crowns is also a healthy option compared to Metal Porcelain, as they are free from Nickel. The look is more aesthetically pleasing when you smile and therefore we recommending using Zirconium/ Porcelain Crowns for your front teeth (8 front upper or lower) or the number of teeth that are shown along your smile line.
All our Zirconium Porcelain Crowns are crafted in selected A grade laboratories that are known for dental excellence and accuracy. It is important to remember, the skills of the Cosmetic Dentist is only one aspect of your treatment. The quality of the Crowns themselves, combined with the skills of the Dental Technician is also vitally important to ensure a good end result. Our laboratories use only the very materials that are sourced from across the globe.