A dental crown covers a natural tooth and restores a fractured, entirely filled, or damaged tooth to its original size, shape, and colour. We can make dental crowns, or if there are 2 or more crowns connected to each other the reconstruction is called a dental bridge.
- replacement of missing teeth
- reconstruction of badly damaged teeth
- strengthens teeth with large fillings
- crowns/bridges are placed on natural teeth or dental implants
- preparation of natural teeth with anaesthetics
- impression is taken, bite registration, photos
- dental laboratory scans the impression and several trials will follow
All types of our restorations are planned and prepared by computer (CAD-CAM procedure) that ensures unique exactitude and fitting. Before the final fitting, there’s always one or more trials done so the dentist can check the shape and fit. Patients are also encouraged to inspect the acrylic trial thoroughly as well so they can check whether they are satisfied with them. This is an important step before the final fitting to ensure the final crowns are perfect from all aspects and the patient is perfectly satisfied with the outcome.
Types of crowns/bridges
- Full zirconia
CAD-CAM designed, very precise and natural-looking restoration. Biologic material that prevents future gum recession and grey shade around the gum. Very strong and long-lasting.
Full zirconia bridge
- Porcelain fused to metal
Conventional porcelain crowns that are most often used by dentists nowadays. Benefits of PMC crowns is that they are strong, so longer bridges can be made of PMC. The metal part is fully covered by porcelain so they are aesthetically pleasing as well. At Terenyi Clinic PMC crowns are also made by CAD-CAM technology to enhance precise fitting.
Maintenance of crowns and bridges
Dental crowns and bridges require the same care and attention as your natural teeth. Brushing twice a day and 6 months check-ups and dental hygienic treatment are essential to ensure their long duration. The lifetime of a crown depends on how it is looked after. A crown itself will not decay, but decay can start at the edge of it, so this area has to be cleaned very carefully.