Perhaps one of the most talked-about topics in the dental field in recent years has been the subject of ceramic crowns.
In fact, we have found that today’s patients are very well informed about ceramic crowns and come to the dentist well prepared with clear and specific questions. So why all-ceramics have become such a widespread topic of interest? You might ask. In our opinion, the answer is very simple: it was an obligation of the market.
In this article, we would like to answer the questions most often asked by patients who want to know more about all-ceramic crowns. We will clarify in a clear and immediate manner what ceramic crowns are, when it is appropriate to choose them and what benefits they offer.
What are Ceramic Crowns?
For years, dental crowns were constructed using a metal core to support the ceramic. In other words, the crown consisted of a metal “core” covered with ceramic. The metal provided structural rigidity while the ceramic obviously met the aesthetic demands of the patients.
Research has brought new, highly resistant ceramics to the market that, in fact, no longer require the metal reinforcement structure. The best known are made with lithium disilicate or zirconium oxide.
If we analyze the structural characteristics of these materials, we immediately realize that they are strong enough to face the chewing force.
When is It Appropriate to Use Ceramic Crowns?
Not having a metal core means that the aesthetic results of these artifacts are superior to those that can be achieved with the old metal crown. This is why they are primarily used in the most aesthetically important areas.
One thing that not everyone knows is that this type of ceramic can be “worked” by a milling machine, or rather by a computer. In practice, with a disilicate or zirconium stone, through a milling process, it is possible to make ceramic crowns. And it was precisely this aspect that attracted the market’s attention, the fact that it was possible to move away from traditional production and into industrial production.
The message was clear, they are more beautiful and less expensive! With this slogan, the market was quickly conquered and it is precisely for this reason that ceramic crowns have become such a popular subject.
However, it is good to know that the product you buy is an industrial and standard product (i.e. the same for everyone), if we want something personalized we always have to go through the expert hand of a good dental technician. It is only through the intervention of the human hand that we can go from a machine-made product to a custom-made product with a sartorial approach.
What are the Advantages of Ceramic Crowns?
The main advantages of ceramic crowns are related to aesthetics. However, one should not create a direct association between the ceramic crown and the aesthetic result, as this will always be related to the skill of the dental technician who makes it.
Another great advantage of ceramic crowns is the durability of these objects. Although it may not seem credible, the resistance performance is surprising, to the point of being able to withstand even greater chewing forces.
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