Dental specialties

Cosmetic dentistry

Crowns

Crowns are thin sheets of ceramic or metal that cover the entire contour of the tooth, previously worn down in sufficient quantity so that the thickness of such sheets is naturally integrated into the size of the tooth.

When are crowns used?

Crownscan be used on one or more teeth, to correct their position, color, shape, recover a damaged or broken tooth, as a bridge support, etc.
They have a greater resistance than veneers, as they have greater structure and thickness.

When are crowns used?

For the placement of crowns, it is necessary to previously grind down the tooth or teeth on which the crown is to be cemented.
This carving is generally more aggressive than with veneers.

How are the crowns attached?

The crowns can be made of different materials, such as metal-ceramic, porcelain or zirconia.
Each case has its indications depending on the aesthetic and functional needs, thus, the porcelain ones will be more aesthetic but the metal-porcelain ones are more resistant, and they may be used in the areas of the molars since they have to withstand greater loads when chewing.

What types of crowns or covers are there?

Crowns last about 20 years on average, provided the supporting tooth is in good condition. That is why it is very important to go to the relevant check-ups and maintain proper dental hygiene around them.

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