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ALL-CERAMIC CROWNS ARE HIGHLY AESTHETIC TOOTH RESTORATIONS WHICH COMPLETELY COVER THE TOOTH. They are made entirely of dental ceramics.

Why are all-ceramic crowns the best solution for me?

All-ceramic crowns are much better at mimicking the aesthetic properties of a tooth because and they can be made in a way that no one can see the difference between a crown and a natural tooth. Ceramics are biocompatible materials so that no adverse tissue reaction can occur around the crown. Classic metal-ceramic crowns, which have been used for decades, have a metal base on which ceramics are applied to achieve a satisfying aesthetic. However, it is this metal base that can lead to the dark discolouration of the gums around the crown. That is especially evident if there’s a gum recession. With all-ceramic crowns, the crown is in the colour of a tooth, so this change does not appear to occur. Also with metal-ceramic crowns, because we have to provide space for two materials (metal and ceramics), it is necessary to remove more tooth substance when grinding for the crown (1.5-2mm on all sides of the teeth), while for the production of metal-free crowns it is sufficient to remove 0. 3-1mm, depending on the situation. This allows us to preserve your teeth in the long run.

In what cases is it recommended to make crowns?

Crowns are made to protect a tooth that is weakened from fracturing, then to restore a tooth that is already broken, to enhance the aesthetics of a smile, to restore missing teeth, to make a crown on an implant, or to protect a tooth after endodontic therapy (root canal treatment – after this intervention the teeth can be significantly weakened and prone to fracture).

What exactly are metal-free crowns made of?

Most often they are made of zirconia or lithium disilicate ceramics. Zirconia is currently the most advanced ceramic material for use in dentistry, with exceptional strength and hardness, and great aesthetics, and is by far the most widely used. However, in some aesthetically very demanding cases (eg making only one central incisor next to a natural tooth) lithium disilicate or feldspathic ceramics might be a better solution.

Is the process of making all-ceramic crowns painful?

No! The comfort of our patients is our priority. The procedures are performed under local anaesthesia and there should be no pain. We also encourage you to tell your doctor if you need a break or anything that bothers you during the procedure.

Could you describe the whole procedure?

Two visits are usually enough to make a crown on one tooth:

  • On the first visit, we’ll prepare the tooth (by removing a portion of the dental substance) for the crown, determine the colour of the future tooth, take an impression, and make a temporary crown, which you will have during the time we need for production of a definitive ceramic crown.
  • On the second visit, your crown is finished and we can cement it (bond it) for the tooth. In some aesthetically demanding cases, another appointment may be needed to ideally match the colour of the crown with the colour of the surrounding teeth.

If we have multiple teeth or complete reconstruction of the smile, the protocol is somewhat different:

  • On the first visit after getting to know you and examination during which you will tell us your wishes and requirements regarding the aesthetics and function of your teeth, we’ll make a set of photographs, take the impressions and collect all other data that we need for analysis (including x-rays). Then we’ll make a digital design of your smile.
  • On the second visit, we’ll transfer the design, that we’ve previously made and discussed with you, into your mouth so that you can at this point see what your teeth will look like in the end, by applying the material over your existing teeth. This allows us to be completely predictable, which means there are no unpleasant surprises at the end of therapy, because before we start we know practically what everything will look like without even grinding your teeth. We then begin the preparation of the teeth (grinding) for the crowns, and at the end of the second visit, we make temporary crowns.
  • On the third visit, we take impressions for making all-ceramic crowns
  • a) An additional visit may be necessary to determine the relation of the upper and lower jaws or to test models of future teeth made of plastic.
  • We’ll help you get your new smile, your new confidence and you will get out of the office feeling happy again!

How long do all-ceramic crowns last?

There is no way to accurately determine the durability of metal-free crowns because that is affected by several factors that are not under our control. The average duration is 10-15 years. With proper maintenance and regular inspections, they can last much longer.

The first step to your new smile begins here! Give us a call and schedule an appointment!

Our experts in oral implantology

dr Srđan Konatar – prosthodontist

special skills: implant prosthetics, All-on-4, digital smile design, veneers

He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, Belgrade university in 2012, and finished a 3 years specialization program in prosthodontics at the same Faculty.

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dr Zoran Stajić – oral surgeon

special skills: implant dentistry, All-on-4, lasers

He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, Belgrade University. He completed his postgraduate studies in implantology and periodontology at the College of Dentistry, New York University in the USA

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Milenko

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I am very pleased that I came to see Dr. Zoran and Dr. Srdjan, who are experts and have placed my implants. I am particularly pleased that it is made by modern principles and high-quality materials. I would advise anyone who has lost their teeth and who can afford to fix their problem with implants. I have had implants placed in Germany before, so I have this experience, but I can say that in Serbia dentists are real professionals, that everything went smoothly from the beginning, and that I did not have any pain. Thanks to the whole Dentalux team for my natural smile.

Mileva

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Dragan

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