A dental crown is a structure which is positioned over a tooth which is damaged, missing, or has a cavity which may or may not require a dental implant to be inserted.
It is manufactured from a tooth imprint, then attached using cement on the tooth being restored, or even attached to the dental implant. The dental crown will then fully cover the natural tooth.
A dental crown will be necessary:
• During a root canal
• For aesthetic reasons (damaged tooth: split, broken, etc.)
• To replace a missing tooth
The crown is manufactured from different materials such as zirconia. This material used CAD-CAM technology and offers several advantages:
• Excellent biocompatibility.
• Zirconia does not contain any metal, so it is ideal for patients with metal allergies.
• It is a resistant material.
• It allows for an aesthetic tooth restoration: zirconia has a more natural appearance and enables better precision/adjustment of the tooth thanks to the use of CAD/CAM technology.
• Tooth function is quickly recovered.
• It makes it possible to prevent the risk of peri-implantitis,once the crown is attached to a dental implant. In effect, zirconia is a non-porous material and allows the gum to be protected against bacteria.
Taking care of your zirconia crowns
It is important to have good dental hygiene:
Brush your teeth at least 2 times per day and use dental floss and/or interdental brushes to remove bacteria between the teeth and gums.
For more informations or to book an appointment with
Dr Antoine DISS – Dentist in Nice (France), please contact us by email or call 0033 492 145 145