Metal-free crowns are a type of highly aesthetic restorations entirely made of ceramic. They can imitate natural characteristics of teeth, transmitting light like natural teeth.
Did you know…
Dental crowns may be necessary for a number of reasons. They include:
- To restore the remaining tooth structure following a root canal
- To protect a tooth that is broken or damaged.
- To restore a decayed tooth with too much damage to support a new filling
- To anchor a dental bridge
- To disguise tooth discoloration that has not responded to whitening treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for metal free crown restorations?
You may be a candidate for metal free crown restorations if you are looking for a strong, aesthetically appealing crown or bridge. With today’s technology some metal free crowns can withstand chewing forces as well as bruxism forces better than metal based crowns. To find out more about porcelain restorations, contact your dentist to schedule a consultation.
What should I expect when being fitted for a metal free crown restoration?
You’re tooth will be prepared for your new [city] metal free crown restoration as your dentist gently removes the outer layer for bonding. An impression of your teeth will be made and sent to a dental lab for fabrication of a metal free restoration in a shade that matches your natural teeth. Finally, the restoration will be sent back for placement and permanent bonding.
Will I need to follow any special post-treatment care guidelines after being fit for a Metal Free restoration?
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after having a metal free crown restoration placed. However, this should subside, as should any soreness caused by tooth preparation. Be sure to follow the instructions provided to you by your dentist, and continue brushing and flossing on a daily basis to keep your crown restoration clean and well cared for. Tell your dentist if your crown or bridge causes you any pain of any kind or if it comes loose.