What can crowns do for you ?
Types of crowns
This may be in the form of yellow gold or white gold crowns. They are indicated for molars where aesthetics is not important. The advantages of full metal crown is that less tooth preparations is required and its very strong and durable. In patients with heavy bite or short molars with minimal bite clearance for full porcelain crowns, full metal crowns is the best option.
This type of crowns has been very popular since the early 1970s. The metal framework gives its strength while the overlay porcelain gives it the appearance of a natural tooth. Porcelain bonded to metal crowns are durable ,however with the inner supporting metal framework ,these type of crowns tends to look more opaque.
The two most popular full porcelain crowns are Empress Crown or Zirconia crowns.
They are very translucent and prismatic as such they are very aesthetics. However they are only half as strong as zirconia crowns. Empress crowns are therefore not indicated in patients with heavy or deep bite.
They are the latest type of full porcelain crowns. They are strong and durable. The early zirconia crowns are not very translucent but recent advances in dental material sciences, present zirconia crowns are almost as translucent as Empress Crowns.
Treatment procedures for crown
Cost of crowns
Crowns in our practice are done by board certified specialist prosthodontist. The cost of crowns depends on the complexity of each case . The cost of crowns ranges from $1400 to $2000 per crown. The range is only a rough guide, we advise that you visit our clinic for a detail clinical and x-ray examination of your teeth in order to ascertain whether crowning is the best procedure for you.
This problem is usually associated with porcelain fused to metal crowns. The metal backing of such crowns tends to show as a black line. With full porcelain crowns such as empress or zirconia crowns. The presence of black line crown margins is now a thing of the past.
With modern electronic injection devices such as the “Wand”, relatively painless administration of local anaesthetics can be done. Modern stronger anaesthetics like articaine also ensure that the whole crowning process is completely painless.