Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are also known as dental caps that encase damaged or severely chipped teeth. Unlike dental veneers that cover only the front side of teeth, crowns cover the entire surface of your tooth.

Crowns are done to treat teeth issues :

  • protect a weaken tooth that has large decay or after root canal treatment from breakage
  • restores an broken, chipped tooth or severely worn down tooth
  • forms dental bridge to replace missing gaps
  • cover severely discolored teeth that porcelain veneers may not sufficiently cover

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • looks like natural teeth
  • choose your shape, size and shades

Cosmetic Dental Center

BIDH has an on-site digital dental laborotory for porcelain and ceramic crowns utilized CAD/CAM system technology for quick, safe and a more accurate teeth works on ceramic crowns. Our cosmetic dental center uses digital dentistry and advanced technologies to customized your crown.

Digital Lab Digital Smile Design

Prosthodontics

Cosmetic Dental Specialization

Type of Dental Crowns

There are basically several types of dental crowns materials:

  • Stainless Steel and Metal Crowns : these crowns are made from metal alloys that BIDH rarely uses due to aesthetics and metal contents
  • Porcelain-fused-to Metal Crowns (PFM) : made of porcelain on the outer surface and metal alloy on the inner surface
  • All Ceramic Crowns : commonly done at BIDH, all ceramic crowns provide a natural look and does not have the issue of oxidization causing black margins over the long term
  • Composite Crowns : made from composite resin, these are normally used at temporary crowns

PFM and all ceramic crowns are made at the dental laboratory. With advancements in ceramics, such as zirconia, all ceramic crowns are strong and stain resistant.

stainless steel crown

Metal Crown

gold crown

Gold Crown

all ceramic dental crown

Ceramic Crown

porcelain fused to metal (PFM)

PFM crown

Crowns Procedure

consultation cosmetic dentistry

Treatment Planning

lab for dental crown

Tooth Prep & Labwork

tooth veneers

Bond Crown on Teeth

1. Treatment Plan & Diagnoses

Your dentist does a diagnose on oral condition and required crown treatment plan. Your prosthodontist may take x-rays to check the tooth root and bone. If there is extensive decay, infection or injury to the pulp of the tooth, a root canal treatment may first be performed prior to the start of dental crown.

For full mouth or full jaw rehabilitation cases and aesthetic cases, a possible study model or wax up impressions may also be taken.

2. Tooth Preparation for Crowns

After discussing on crown material and confirming crowns treatment plan, your teeth is preped for crowns. The tooth receiving the crown may be filed to make room for the crown or built up to fill missing tooth structure to support the crown.

After tooth reshaping, your prosthodontist make a tooth impression either through moulds or with a digital intraoral scanner.

The model impression or scan of your teeth is sent out to the dental laboratory that builds and fabricates your new crowns. For PFM and porcelain crown, the shade that matches your surrounding teeth is selected. A temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth to cover and protect your tooth whilst waiting for the dental lab to delivery the crowns.

3. Crowns Bonding

When your dental crown is ready, your dentist remove the temporary crown and places the crown to check the color and fit. The porcelain crowns may be adjusted at chairside by your prosthodontist to achieve required specification.

If everything is confirmed, the crown is permanently glued onto the tooth. A special cement is applied to attach the crown and cured securely by light into place. Your occlusion bite checked and final adjustments made to ensure a comfortable and proper fit.

Crowns Post Care Instuctions

Dental crowns are maintain simliar to your normal natural teeth.

  • follow good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing
  • maintain a healthy diet
  • avoid biting on hards foods
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