Crown and Bridge Treatment
Zirconia is the oldest and most abundant element in the earth’s crust and it is the base for zirconium dioxide (yttrium oxide stabilized zirconium oxide). This first-class-performance material was successfully used for more than 20 years- for example in hip surgery and it is now also available for the dental industry. Due to its excellent health-friendly characteristics, zirconia is nowadays the preferred material of modern dental restorations among dental ceramic materials available today.
- High translucency
- Possibility to colour the frame structures individually with the patient’s tooth colour
- No black margins
- Absolutely metal-free
- Excellent health compatibility
- Extreme solidity
Zirconia’s high translucency enhanced by the possibility to colour the frame structures with the individual patient’s tooth colour favours the aesthetic and natural look of dental restorations. Due to the Zirconia’s light colour, there are no black margins in case of age-related receding gums, as this is frequently the case with metal restorations.
Interior view 3-units bridge
Metal-based dental restoration – black margins possible
Metal-free, white zirconia – no black margins
According to scientific investigations, zirconia, an absolutely metal-free material, does not release any allergens or incompatibility in the mouth. Besides, it is particularly compatible with the mucous membrane and tissues as well as being gentle on the nerves, since it transfers heat and cold more slowly than dental restorations made of metal.
In addition, easy cleaning possibilities
help to prevent periodontitis.
With a correct dental construction, zirconia dental restorations are an investment for life. Due to the extreme hardness and high density of the material, it withstands the highest biting force within all the mouth areas, it does not wear off and so its colour remains unchanged.
Natural appearance, stability and comfort starting from crowns up to large-span bridges – zirconia meets all requirements of high-quality, durable dental restorations and retains a fresh, and soigne appearance.
Endow yourself and your loved ones with a carefree smile!
If you think you need specialist advice and/or crown and bridge treatment, the Dental centre Morningside will assess the necessary steps needed in order to achieve the perfect smile and help improve confidence. Depending on the individual case, gum surgery, half or full porcelain crowns and bridges may be recommended. Please feel free to contact us to book a consultation.
TWO FRACTURED INCISORS
This 19 year old student fractured her two upper teeth to such an extent that the nerves in both teeth had to be removed to save the teeth.
Cast metal posts were constructed to strengthen and help prevent future fracture of these teeth. After insertion of these two gold posts, two full porcelain crowns were made for two fractured teeth. Note how form, texture and highlights are used to match the corresponding teeth in the arch to create a natural appearance.
CHIPPED PORCELAIN CROWNS AND CROWDED LOWER TEETH
This 31 year old leading vocalist was concerned because her crowned teeth were beginning to chip and fracture. She also wanted lighter-colored teeth since her profession required her to be under stage lights much of the time. She was also unhappy with the appearance of her crowded lower teeth.
FULL PORCELAIN CROWNS AND REMOVABLE ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCE
The six new crowns where constructed entirely of porcelain rather than a combination of metal and porcelain. They were carefully textured to give maximum reflection of light. Although the metal-reinforced porcelain crown is stronger than the all-porcelain crown, the latter type usually provides greater translucency. The lower front teeth were straightened with a removable appliance.
FRACTURED TEETH IN A YOUNG CHILD
This 12 year old girl fractured her two front teeth in an accident and was referred to an oral surgeon to have the teeth removed. Fortunately for her, the oral surgeon felt the teeth could and should be saved. He then referred the patient to a specialist, who removed the nerves from the teeth and preformed periodontal (gum and bone) surgery
GUM SURGERY, ROOT CANAL TREATMENT AND FULL CROWNS
Following surgery, two metal posts were constructed to reinforce the teeth. Finally the front teeth were crowned with porcelain to produce the beautiful new smile shown. Never assume that severely fractured teeth have to be extracted – it may be possible to save them. The function of dentistry is to maintain the integrity of the dental arch and to preserve the living structure. For this patient, this goal was achieved. One reason for saving the individual tooth is that it is much easier to clean an individual tooth than it is to clean underneath a bridge.
FRACTURES OF MULTIPLE TEETH
This 36 year old woman had a serious bicycle accident in which 22 teeth were injured.
COMPOSITE RESIN BONDING AND FULL CROWNS
Although 13 of the back teeth had to be crowned, the six front upper teeth where bonded with composite resin. Note the improvement in the colour of the newly bonded teeth. Composite resin bonding is particularly helpful to reinforce the fractured tooth if sufficient enamel is present for the resin to bond to. If Necessary, root canal treatment can easily be done through the bonded surface later.