We will restore the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth quickly and painlessly using ceramic or zirconia crowns that last up to 20 years.
At Svetlana Dental & Esthetic, restoring the beauty and functionality of your teeth is our main focus. This is possible with the help of ceramic and zirconia crowns, that revitalize your teeth for 20 years to come. You are only two visits away from an attractive, confident smile.
Dental crowns - cost
|Types of crowns||Cost, $|
|Zirconia multi-layered crowns||from $999|
|E-max ceramic crowns||from $999|
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a small, cap-shaped denture that is placed on decayed teeth. In case of a missing tooth, it is placed on an artificial titanium root. Dental crowns help to restore the aesthetics and functionality of your jaw by preventing infection or decay of neighboring teeth.
Your tooth is more than 50% decayed; a traditional filling will fall out quickly, and your tooth will keep on getting worse.
Your tooth needs cosmetic restoration; it is chipped, darkened, crooked, or irregularly shaped.
Your tooth has been devitalized; a crown is needed to protect the root filling.
Your tooth enamel is thinning; a crown will prevent further tissue destruction.
It is necessary to cover wide interdental spaces; only dental crowns can help in such cases.
You are missing multiple teeth in a row; in this case, implants are placed and a titanium post is loaded with a denture and crowns.
What kind of crowns are used at Svetlana Dental & Esthetic center?
Svetlana Dental and Aesthetic Center in Miami proudly offers the most advanced dental solutions.
Zirconia monolithic crowns
Zirconia monolithic crowns are made on a milling machine from a solid block of zirconia. After milling, they are no longer covered with a ceramic layer and appear polished. The color of a monolithic crown is milky and does not possess the transparency of natural enamel.
The lack of ceramic coating eliminates the risk of chipping, but slightly reduces the aesthetic appearance of the crown. Hence, this type of crown is more often placed in the area of lateral teeth, where its strength is more important than appearance.
Zirconia multi-layered crowns
A classic crown has a zirconium oxide framework with a ceramic coating. The base of a crown is made by layering zirconia with different color gradients (in close resemblance to natural teeth). The layering process ensures a much higher level of aesthetics even in the intermediate stage of fabrication. The application of a porcelain layer revitalizes the aesthetic appearance.
A strong, metal-free base withstands masticatory forces while maintaining integrity. However, a multi-layered zirconia crown is slightly less durable than a monolithic crown. Dentists can place a multi-layered crown in both anterior and posterior teeth. However, this costs more than a monolithic crown.
E-max metal-free crowns are made of a glass-ceramic material called “lithium disilicate”. Because of their high translucency, these ceramic crowns are indistinguishable from natural teeth. They do not stain the gum line, so they look flawless.
Other benefits of E-max crowns noted by dentists include:
- Hypoallergenicity. Lithium disilicate is a biocompatible material that does not cause allergies.
- Ease of placement. E-max crowns are thin, so they do not require significant enamel resurfacing or nerve removal.
- Durability. E-max crowns are durable enough to last more than 15 years.
Crown placement methods
An analysis of your unique clinical situation will determine which method of treatment is best for you. In any case, the dentist will examine your oral cavity and refer you for an X-ray or CT scan before starting treatment. Sometimes, a preliminary laboratory diagnosis is indicated.
What if the coronal section is destroyed, but the root is intact?
The tooth can only be restored if it is firmly in the socket and there is at least 2 mm of healthy hard tissue above the gum. The dentist will perform the following steps:
- Remove plaque and tartar from your teeth.
- Remove the dead hard tissue after the local anesthesia takes effect, creating a cavity deep enough to ensure the stability of an inlay.
- Treat the canals and place an inlay at the base of the tooth.
- Take an individual impression.
- Fix the crown on the inlay.
What if you are missing two or three teeth in a row?
Dentures on healthy teeth. The dentist resurfaces the teeth, removes the nerve if indicated, fills the root canals and places fillings. If the tooth is unstable, the dentist strengthens it with a post or inlay and takes diagnostic impressions.
Dentures on implants. The implantologist uses the 3D images to design a treatment plan. They choose the type of implants, the angle, and the location of the implanted posts. Once the screwed-in artificial roots are fully engrafted, the dentist inserts a gingiva former, then replaces it with an abutment and places a ceramic or zirconia crown.
Which is better: dentures on healthy teeth or implants?
I recommend a denture on implants. Titanium roots prevent bone atrophy. In addition, they do not require resurfacing or devitalization of healthy teeth. A denture on healthy teeth is used if there are contraindications to implants. In fact, it really depends on the condition of your teeth. All nuances are discussed at the stage of initial diagnosis.
What if you are missing all of your teeth?
After preliminary oral hygiene, the dentist places four or six implants and an adaptive denture in the jaw under local anesthesia. That same day, you go home with your teeth restored. When the posts are fully engrafted (after 3 to 6 months), the dentist will fit a permanent denture with ceramic or zirconia caps.
Dental hygiene remains the same. If you have ceramic-coated zirconia crowns, your dentist may advise you to avoid toothpastes with coarse abrasives. This may damage the porcelain coating. It is better to ask your dentist for specific recommendations on the choice of hygiene products.
The patient does not feel any pain during the procedure because the dentist uses effective local anesthesia.
Ceramic crowns can last for more than 15 years, and zirconium oxide crowns can last for more than 20 years.
For some patients, a filling or inlay may be sufficient to restore the tooth. The choice of treatment depends on the specifics of the case.