As we age, many of us find ourselves
with teeth that are no longer structurally sound.
Root canals, lost fillings, decay below a filling,
chipping and cracking of the enamel are all things
that can lead to large scale defects in a tooth's
surface. A dental crown is needed when a tooth is
badly broken down - either a cusp has broken off,
or there are large old fillings or a large portion
of decay. A filling is used to fill a small portion
of the tooth - a crown when the tooth has extensive
damage. There are basically two types of crowns,
those all porcelain/ceramic (metal free) crowns
and porcelain fused to metal crowns.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Before the dental crown can be placed on the tooth,
our dentist will file the tooth down to make room
for your crown. Then an impression of the tooth
and the surrounding teeth will be made. While the
dental crown is being created, a temporary acrylic
crown will be placed on the tooth. When the permanent
dental crown is ready, the temporary crown is replaced
during a separate visit. Dental crowns can last
anywhere from averagely 10 to 20 years.
1. Porcelain fused to metal
Porcelain fused to metal dental crown is a hybrid
between all-metal crown and all porcelain crown.
When being manufactured, our dental technicians
will make a shell of metal (substructure) that is
custom fitted for your affected tooth. A veneer
of porcelain is then fused over this metal, giving
the crown a white tooth-like appearance. Porcelain
fused to metal crowns has the advantages of having
a nearly natural appearance from the porcelain,
and the strength and stability provided by the underlying
metal. Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns is
stronger than the all porcelain crowns but are more
prone to fracture than an all-metal dental crown.
2. All Porcelain (Metal-Free)
Crown and Bridge
All porcelain crowns will make your new tooth both
strong and beautiful. This tissue friendly porcelain
crown recreates the strength and natural beauty
of your tooth. Due to the strength in the modified
core material, all porcelain crowns are suitable
for prosthetic reconstructions anywhere in the mouth.
In addition, more and more patients are asking for
constructions made of materials not containing metal
or other alloys. All porcelain crowns are made of
a biocompatible material which minimizes the risk
of allergic reactions. This new reinforced resin
or bonded all-porcelain type of crown has the nicest
appearance. This crown can be made from pure ceramic
or a new reinforced composite resin, and is almost
indistinguishable from natural teeth. The new bonding
technology involved provides an exceptional bond
your tooth. It is metal-free, and thus satisfies
the needs of patients with metal sensitivities.
When correcting your back teeth with bonding, the
cosmetic dentist will perform a tooth colored onlay.
This type of procedure is used to correct only those
parts of the tooth that are in need. This is a metal-free
Welcome to the Smile Phuket dental crown. We have
a dedicated team of experienced and highly qualified
dentists and dental specialists covering cosmetic
dentistry, implant, bridge, dental crown, veneer,
surgery, root canal treatment, gum treatment, operative
dentistry, general dentistry and more specific treatments.