When you think of a crown, do you think of various types of headgear worn by a monarch? Crowns were often made of precious metal and ornamented with valuable gems. How did we get from that to the top portion of your tooth? Well, it kind of makes sense if you think about it. Monarchs wore crowns on top of their heads as a mark of victory or distinction. Dental crowns are placed on top of a tooth to restore its shape and size and increase its strength and performance.
Dental crowns have come a long way, and the materials they are made from and the methods of placement are much more advanced. A crown is used to reinforce a tooth with a large filling and can also be used to attach bridges or cover a dental implant.
Advancements in Crown Materials and Fabrication
e.max® - The brand name for lithium disilicate, a glass ceramic/porcelain that provides excellent strength and offers a translucence that mimics natural teeth.
BruxZir® - Zirconia provides superior strength for back teeth and can take the wear and tear of patients who grind their teeth.
CEREC® - Not a dental material, but a design and milling system that can create crowns-in-a-day using solid blocks of traditional porcelain, e.max, and all ceramic based restoration material as well as zirconia.
At SINAI DENTAL All Your Oral Health Needs Can Be Done Under One Roof
Because we offer comprehensive dental care, you don’t have to worry about being sent to multiple locations to receive the care you need. If you are missing one or more teeth, have damage to a tooth, or need to see a dentist in Van Nuys for any reason, call our Van Nuys office today. Our warm and friendly staff is happy to answer your questions or schedule a convenient appointment.