29 Sep SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DENTAL CROWNS
About Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a tooth shaped restoration that covers the tooth thus improving the size, shape, strength, and appearance of the tooth. A crown is a cap that completely encases the visible tooth surface including the gum line when cemented over the tooth structure. Crowns are usually designed from ceramic, porcelain or metals like gold and also various material combinations which are basically fused between porcelain casing and various metals.
Some of the different types of crowns include All-porcelain or All-ceramic crowns, which can naturally match with the tooth color, indicated for front teeth and metal allergic patients. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns can match best with the adjacent teeth thus providing a natural look, indicated for both front and back teeth. Metal crowns that are made of palladium alloy, gold alloy, or a base-metal alloy like chromium or nickel can last longer but not are aesthetic and are indicated for out-of-sight molars. All-resin crowns are cost effective and prone to fractures.
About Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Dental Crowns
Porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM) is a full cast crown that is constructed by fusing the porcelain to all or most of the metal surfaces. Indications of porcelain fused to metal crown A PFM dental crown is indicated in case of minimal inter-occlusal clearance that requires a stronger restoration. It is also used on any tooth that requires a full crown for preventive and restorative purposes.
The major advantage of a PFM crown is its metal substructure that provides adequate strength. The disadvantage, is it lacks an aesthetic look do to its opaque metal layer. A Fusion-One crown can be a best option when one is looking for an aesthetic appearing tooth crown.
About Fusion-One Dental Crowns
The Fusion-One crown by Esprit Dental is considered to be the best addition to dental crown restoration technology. It’s an all-ceramic crown which provides the best aesthetic appearance by complimenting natural teeth. It has an appealing translucent color while being highly durable and extra strong. The Fusion-One crown has a life-like shape and transparent color that provides an exact color match with the patient’s own natural teeth. It has no metal alloy base, thus does not affect the aesthetics around the gum line. The crown is long lasting, strong, and less prone to fractures when compared to other traditional crown types.