Metal-Free Crowns: More Aesthetic Results for Front Teeth

Metal-Free Crowns East Orange, NJ

Metal-free crowns are the most natural-looking types of crowns. Thanks to advances in dentistry, you can now get a crown that is made completely out of this glassy material. Ceramics imitate many properties of real teeth such as the way they reflect light.

To make things even better, getting a metal-free crown is typically a lot more convenient than getting a traditional one. Metal-fused crowns have to be sent to a dental lab where the prosthetic is made. The process can take up to two weeks, so the patient has to come back for a second appointment to complete the treatment.

Things are completely different with metal-free crowns. These can often be made while the patient waits at the clinic thanks to CEREC® technology. The machine mills dental restorations from solid blocks of ceramics in as little as 15 minutes.

Ceramics are not the only materials used to make metal-free crowns. They are also made with zirconium – a type of ceramic-like material with some metallic properties. Zirconium is a lot more durable than ceramic, but crowns made from it do not look as natural as those made with ceramics. A zirconium crown would be made in a lab that makes dental prosthetics.

Benefits of metal-free crowns

Here are some reasons why patients should consider getting crowns that are not fused with metal:

  • Significantly better aesthetics: Issues like the metal part of the tooth being exposed are thrown out the window. The patient gets a natural-looking tooth that stays looking that way.
  • More convenient: As we mentioned earlier, getting fitted with conventional metal-fused crowns often requires at least two visits to the dentist. Things are a lot simpler with all-ceramic crowns since they can usually be made while the patient waits.
  • Biocompatible: All-ceramic crowns are biocompatible which is a huge plus for those who are allergic to metals.
  • Gentler on opposing teeth: All-ceramic crowns cause less damage to opposing teeth than metal fused alternatives. The only exception would be gold crowns, which are just as gentle on opposing teeth but provide poor aesthetics.
  • Less enamel is removed: Portions of enamel are typically removed before a dentist fits a patient with a crown. It is done to ensure a tight fit on the tooth. The tooth might be shortened or bulked up with filling to ensure the crown fits properly.
  • Long-lasting solution: Metal-free caps that are made from zirconium are virtually as durable as metal crowns. Ceramic crowns can last up to 15 years with good dental hygiene

What are crowns used for?

A dentist might decide a patient needs a dental crown for a wide variety of reasons that include:

  • A broken or fractured tooth
  • A deformed tooth
  • A badly discolored tooth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • To anchor bridges
  • As artificial teeth attached to implants

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