When are porcelain crowns applied and how are they made?
In case of missing one or more teeth, they are made to fill the gaps between them with special coatings supported by neighboring teeth.
What is the difference between metal supported crowns and zirconium supported crowns?
In metal-supported crowns, the substructure consists of a gray metal, while in zirconium-supported crowns, the substructure is formed by a white material called zirconium. The resistance of metal-supported crowns is higher than zirconium, but when considered aesthetically; In patients with thin gums, a gray reflection may occur, especially in the anterior regions. The superstructure of both materials is porcelain.
Zirconium infrastructure does not create gray reflection under the gums due to its white infrastructure, a more aesthetic and transparent appearance is obtained.
In how many sessions does the treatment of bridges or crowns end?
After the necessary infrastructure treatments (fillings, canal treatments, etc.) are completed, the treatment that starts with the abrasion of the teeth and the impression in the clinical environment, in cooperation with the dental prosthesis laboratory, infrastructure rehearsal and color selection, polishing and bonding are usually between 2-4 sessions. completed.
During the treatment period, temporary coatings are attached to allow you to chew on aesthetics, function and against the sensitivities that may occur.
Is root canal treatment applied to every tooth to be crowned / bridged?
Root canal treatment does not need to be applied to every tooth with a porcelain crown, but if necessary, root canal treatment can be performed before coating due to damage to the nerves in teeth with excessive decay and substance loss.
How should porcelain crowns / bridges be maintained?
You can clean your porcelain with a daily toothbrush and dental floss like your own teeth, in addition to these, special interface brushes will be recommended to you by your dentist.