Aesthetic dentistry meets the contemporary requirements for a harmonious smile. This requires the use of all modern methods of planning and execution of treatment, which Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner are here to ensure you get.
Crowns can be: Full porcelain crowns, Porcelain fused to metal crowns, Zirconia crowns and CAD/CAM crowns.
Crowns are an effective method of obtaining high aesthetics combined with increased strength of the tooth structure. A crown fits the remaining part of the tooth precisely, makes it more stable and has the shape of a natural tooth.
Porcelain crowns are a treatment of choice for aesthetic and functional reasons in the following cases:
- Teeth with large restorations or broken teeth.
- Teeth with large discoloured restorations.
- To maintain the strength of the tooth after endodontic treatment.
The all-ceramic bridge replaces missing teeth in the following way: the porcelain tooth (in place of the missing tooth) is connected to one or two adjacent dental crowns. The main issue in not being able to place an all-ceramic bridge would be that it can cause thinning of the healthy hard tissues of the adjacent teeth, and therefore placement of a dental implant is an alternative treatment choice. However, the bridges remain a good option for patients who are not suitable for dental implants or in replacement of the existing bridges.
Constructions of zirconium
Zirconia crowns and bridges are made of a non-metallic material. They are made of a material based on zirconium oxide. Zirconium is subjected to milling (computerised processing) which provides the precise accuracy of the construction.
Because of its strength, zirconium structures are recommended for defects in the molar part, where chewing loads are higher.
The lack of metal edge and “white” skeleton in the zirconium constructions provides the higher aesthetic result as opposed to Porcelain fused to metal crowns.
Advantages of zirconium structures:
- Very high strength and resistance to fracture.
- Outstanding aesthetics.
- Biocompatibility (no allergic reactions as in metals).
- Light in colour.
- Low thermal conductivity.
The optimal combination of strength and aesthetics is achieved when the zirconium skeleton is covered with ceramics – IPS e.max Ceram. Zirconia provides strength while porcelain provides high aesthetics. Тhe restoration matches the natural tooth.
Zirconium Abutments for implants – These are individually made abutments from zirconium. Compared to standard abutments they are highly aesthetic, especially in the front area and help with to better shaping of the gums.