Coronas libres de metal

Cuando la estructura natural de un diente ha sido extensivamente dañada o comprometida debido a caries dental, rellenos dañados, endodoncias, habitual apretamiento o rechinar de los dientes, un relleno dental puede no ser adecuado para su reparación. En tales casos, se pueden colocar coronas dentales, también comúnmente contempladas como tapas, para restaurar con eficacia la integridad natural, función y apariencia del diente afectado.

De todos los materiales que están disponibles en la actualidad para este tipo de restauración de cobertura completa, coronas libres de metal, también conocido como todas coronas de cerámica, ofrecen resultados más realistas y biocompatibles. Coronas de cerámica fuerte y durable, son más ligeros en peso que las coronas dentales que incorporan una subestructura metálica y son también más a los tejidos blandos circundantes. Además, coronas de cerámica no presentan problemas para las personas con sensibilidades a varios metales. Ya que están fabricados de la más alta calidad de cerámicas dentales, coronas de cerámica más aproximan de la traslucidez natural de sus propios dientes.

Custom modelados para la óptima salud y la estética de la sonrisa de un paciente, coronas de cerámica también pueden ser indicados para una variedad de tratamientos dentales, desde la restauración cosmética de los dientes descolorados, hasta la cobertura de un diente dañado estructuralmente, implante dental, o como los extremos del soporte de un puente dental.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a crown differ from a filling?


While a dental filling is designed to replace a portion of a decayed or damaged tooth, a dental crown offers full coverage to restore the tooth’s entire outer surface. A well-fitting dental crown not only protects and strengthens the underlying tooth structure, but it also restores the tooth’s appearance and function.

What's the procedure for getting an all-ceramic crown?


The procedure for getting an all-ceramic crown is much like the procedure for getting any other type of crown. In all cases, the tooth needs to be prepared, an impression taken, and a permanent crown cemented into place. A single all-ceramic crown can typically be fabricated over the course of two visits. However, with CAD/CAM technology, a same-day crown can be fabricated from start to finish in a single visit. With the first approach, a temporary crown is typically worn until the second visit, when the permanent restoration is placed. As with every treatment plan, our office will explain your best options in care.

What's the difference between a temporary crown and a permanent crown?


As the name implies, a temporary crown is only worn for a short time until the permanent crown is placed. A temporary crown is typically fabricated from durable tooth-colored dental acrylics. While designed to protect the underlying tooth between appointments, and until your new permanent crown gets placed, a temporary crown is also fabricated to look like a natural tooth and maintain the look of your smile.

Will my tooth feel any different?


While you should feel better having an attractive and functional tooth to restore your smile, your tooth may feel a little sensitive following treatment. This initial sensitivity will subside. We take great care to make sure your new restoration looks great, fits well, and your bite is perfect. However, we’re always happy to make any minor adjustments to ensure your comfort.

Does a tooth that has had a root can procedure need a crown?


With some exceptions, teeth with root canal procedures are typically restored and protected from further damage with a full-coverage crown. Based on what’s best for your smile, our office will recommend the most appropriate restoration to maintain the health and longevity of your tooth following a root canal procedure.

How do I take care of my new crown?


A dental crown is a long-term restoration that, if properly cared for, can serve you well for many years to come. Once your new crown is placed, it requires the same brushing, flossing, and periodic checkups as your natural teeth. Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard or sticky objects such as ice, pencils, or taffy, which can damage or loosen your crown. Remember, clenching and grinding your teeth puts excessive pressure on both natural teeth and dental restorations. Unless treated, this habit can compromise the longevity and integrity of your dental work, including crowns.

Does a crown protect my tooth from cavities and gum disease?


Although your new all-ceramic crown restores the tooth's strength, form, and function, you can still develop dental disease in the absence of proper care. To prevent gum disease and tooth decay, it’s essential to brush and floss as instructed and see our office for routine checkups, cleanings, and care.

How long do all-ceramic crowns last?


How long a dental crown lasts depends on various factors, including your level of oral care, diet, and oral habits. While the standard answer is that dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, existing literature confirms that most dental crowns remain in place at 15 to 20 years.

How much do all-ceramic dental crowns cost?


At the office of Crown Dental Group, we strive to provide the highest quality of care to address all your dental needs. Once we’ve had the opportunity to examine your smile, we can give you a clear picture of any dental issues that are present, along with a quote for how much treatment will be. The cost of dental crowns can vary a little, depending on the type of crown and its location. Our goals are to provide the highest quality of care and help patients begin treatment without additional financial stress or delay. We’re always happy to answer all your questions on dental insurance coverage, available financing, and payment plans.

Does dental insurance cover all-ceramic crowns?


Coverage for all-ceramic crowns depends on your dental insurance plan. Today, many dental plans provide some level of coverage for all-ceramic crowns. At the office of Crown Dental Group, we work with patients to optimize their dental benefits and get the care they need to maintain healthy and beautiful smiles!