Today, there are so many ways by which dentists perform their daily duties in order to help ensure that the teeth are kept in the best of state. Porcelain crowns are held in place by dental adhesive, which also adds a conservative element for the restoration. They are suitable with regards to protecting weak and damaged teeth not forgetting the fact that they support, maintain and also repair parts of chipped tooth and make it better. They revitalize the form and shape of broken teeth or teeth that have worn old.
Porcelain crowns also serve to cover discolored or stained teeth and are usually used to hold dental bridges in place, and to also protect dental implants. They are customarily done in the lab in order for the layers of enamel to build, but the new technology called Cerec is allowing dentists to create crowns of porcelain in the surgery while the patient waits; which is considered best. This new technology uses other technologies such as digital radiography and three-dimensional images that allow the dentist to design the restoration on the computer before you enter a computer-driven mill to carve the crown. Ceramic crowns also allow for a greater level of customization. Shades can be matched more accurately or even made lighter depending on you and what you want.
Discoloration and imperfections can be corrected and improved upon by using ceramic substructures. In addition, the porcelain of the crown bonds better to a ceramic rather than a metal core resulting in a stronger bonded crown. Ceramic crowns require less space than traditional metal substructure crowns. The distinct advantage of this is that more of your natural tooth can be retained. There is also less chance of causing damage to the sensitive dentine within the natural tooth. It is a healthier option and more beneficial to you as the patient, in that it reduces sensitivity of the tooth once the crown is fitted. However, many people prefer porcelain crowns to the others on the market because; they look and feel like real teeth so they are not noticed and you feel comfortable with them however; they can be very expensive as compared to the others on the market. With ceramic crowns, exact replicas of the specific tooth can be made with the aid of technology and it does not have to take you a day or two. Basically, the crown can be cut while you wait; hence saving time and eliminating the usual delay were it to be built up in a dental lab.