We at Da Vinci Dental time and time again observe how a beautiful smile restores self-confidence and changes fates of our patients.
People who have been forced to live for years ashamed of their smile now thrive: they joke, smile, straighten their shoulders.
Proper bite and a beautiful smile dramatically change facial features. Add youth and sexuality. Just imagine - a few months of medical rehabilitation in dentistry can return the aesthetics of a decade ago!
On the way to this goal, the patient and the team of doctors face a dilemma - what material to make these reconstructive changes so that the result is not lost again over the years?!
Let's look at what materials can be used for this task.
In modern dentistry, there is a photopolymer material known to all of us, with the help of which dentists restore teeth that have been destroyed by less than 50%, by restoration of the occlusal surface or the side wall of the tooth, and that's great! But there comes a time when the amount of lost tissue becomes greater than its own remaining.
And then, coming to the dentist, we hear about some ceramic restorations, not photopolymer. The fact is that these are different stiffness materials compared to tooth enamel.
Because of this, photopolymer restorations are held by the rest of the tooth wall and, if the latter break off, then, as a rule, the fracture line runs deep under the gums, which in its turn leads to the need to remove such a tooth. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to remove such teeth only because patients who had very large fillings did not listen to the recommendations of our specialists and did not replace large fillings with inlays in time.
So, what is a "ceramic restoration"?
Crowns made of metal-free ceramics have excellent external characteristics: transparency, whiteness and color of ceramics are almost identical to natural teeth, so it looks very organic and attractive. Metal-free ceramics is a modern way of imitating healthy teeth in order to achieve high aesthetic qualities. The strength of these products exceeds the strength of human enamel, so such inlays and overlays will serve more than your own teeth.
Advantages of a metal-free ceramic crown
The main advantages of a crown made of metal-free ceramics are tooth strengthening. A ceramic inlay is glued to the tooth, it evenly redistributes the masticatory pressure at the root of the tooth, preventing splitting and chipping of the tooth's own walls.
Total rehabilitation begins with diagnosis, planning, restoration of dentition defects with the help of dental implantation, carrying out a certain orthodontic stage if necessary, planning a virtual smile before the preparation of dental tissues.
After that, the teeth are subjected to jewelry preparation using a microscope CJ Optic, which allows microinvasive preparation of the tooth for ceramic restoration.
You can get the desired result using various ceramic restorations: veneers and crowns, with all the manufacturing stages being crucial.
When making ceramics of individual design, micro- and macro-relief, transparency, color and shape of teeth, proportionality and symmetry of the face are considered.
We fix ceramics only in rubber dams, using the most modern systems that ensure a secure fit of crowns and veneers to the tooth tissues, which gives a stable, reliable and long-lasting result.
Fillings of large volumes have a negative effect on the tooth tissue, creating the effect of expansion, which destroys a healthy part of the tooth.
Ceramic overlays, installed in place of lost tooth tissue, correctly distribute the load on the walls of the tooth, which serves as a reliable prevention of its further destruction.
They are made of a durable material - ceramics, which does not lose its aesthetic and functional qualities, unlike the filling in the process of chewing.