Metal-free tooth crowns best imitate the aesthetic properties of teeth because the metal-free ceramics is made to conduct light in the same way as natural teeth do. This is a completely biocompatible material, which prevents the adverse reaction of tissues which may come from the metal-ceramic crown for teeth. That is why ceramic teeth is no different from natural teeth.
For decades, classic metal-ceramic crowns have been made and used, the base of which is made of metal and ceramics are applied on it in order to achieve satisfactory aesthetics. However, this metal base can cause a darker edge of the gum in the part around the metal-ceramic crown, especially in cases of gum retraction. This is not the case when there is a non-metal ceramic in question because the color of the teeth and the base is the same, so there is no above mentioned change in appearance. With a metal ceramic crown, it is necessary to provide space for both metal and ceramics, i.e. two materials. In that case, more dental substances are removed during grinding for the crown, more precisely, 1.5-2mm is removed from each side of the teeth. On the contrary, for the making of a metal-free ceramic teeth cover, it is enough, depending on the situation, to remove 0.3-1mm. Whit that we keep your teeth for a long term.
Although metal-based crowns are not the best choice, they are still popular in our country first of all, because of the lower price compared to non-metal crowns.
Another important note is that metal crowns can cause allergic reactions.
For that reason, dentistry has made a step forward and prevented the possibility of adverse effects by making non-metal crowns. Because of reliability, safety and better aesthetics, non-metal crowns in difference with metal-ceramic crowns differ in price.
For all the above, it can be said that zirconia crowns are better than metal-ceramic.
For metal-free crowns, the experiences of us and our patients prove it. We can conclude that, when there are non-metal crowns in question, the price matches quality.
In addition to the obvious reason for improving the aesthetics of smile, ceramic crowns are also made to protect a weakened teeth from cracking or to replace an already broken. Metal-free crowns are also used to replace missing teeth, whether a ceramic bridge or crown is made on the implant, as well as for the protection of the teeth after treatment of the root canal. Namely, after the treatment of the dental canal (endodontic therapy), the teeth become brittle, subjected to crack and significantly weakened.
All our clients who had some of the above problems and were more than satisfied with the results and appearance of their smile after they decided for metal-free crowns, and their testimony can be seen on the bottom of the page. On the website, you can see the success stories of our clients after the change as well as the non-metal crowns before and after the treatment in the Dentalux office.
Dental ceramics from which ceramic teeth are made in most cases is zirconia or lithium-disilicate ceramics. Zirconium crowns are made from currently most advanced and best ceramic material used in dentistry – zirconium or zirconium dioxide, but you need to have a note that zirconium crowns as a term is not used in dentistry.
Zirconia is definitely used most often because it has great aesthetics and exceptional hardness and strength, and if they are made correctly made, they do not damage the teeth from the opposite jaw. But, although zirconia crowns are most often the best choice, feldspato or lithium-disilicate ceramic is sometimes a better solution. This is used in astethicly demanding cases like making only one of the central teeth surrounded by natural teeth
No! Making a metal-free crown is done under local anesthesia, so there is no pain. Your comfort is our priority, and we encourage you to appoint to your doctor if you feel any inconvenience during the procedure or you would like to have a break.
We understand that many feel uncomfortable regarding the visit to the dentist, but for the non-metal crowns the experiences of our patients show that there is no reason for it. Just for that reason we understand your concern and we are ready to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
Making an all-ceramic crown on one tooth most often requires only two visits.
First visit: : we remove a part of the dental substance in order to prepare the tooth for the crown, and then we determine the color of the future tooth, take an impression and make a temporary crown. Wear this crown while the definitive ceramic crown is being made, so you are not without teeth at any time, and you can perform all activities uninterruptedly, even if you do public work.
Second visit: now your metal-free crown has been made and it is possible to cement it, teeth adhesive. In some cases, if a color correction is needed, you may need to come once again to perfectly match the color of the crown with the tint of the surrounding natural teeth
If themetal-free crowns are made for several teeth, or you are interested in the complete reconstruction of the smile, the protocol is somewhat different.
First visit: during the first examination, we meet and listen to your requests and wishes regarding the function and aesthetics of your teeth. What follows is making a set of photographs, taking impressions and all other data needed for analysis, including x-ray images. After that, we approach the digital design of your smile, and send this data to the laboratory, where models of your future smile are made.
Second visit: we have previously agreed about the design and now we are transferring it into your mouth, allowing you to immediately see the look your teeth will have in the end. We do this by applying the material over the existing teeth, and therefore we allow you to completely predict the result in order to avoid unpleasant surprises which could otherwise occur at the end of treatment. This way, we know immediately what metal-free crowns will look on you before we begin grinding your teeth, and that gives you assurance that you will get the same smile you imagined. After that, what follows is preparation i.e grinding teeth for making crowns. At the end of this visit, we approach the making of temporary crowns, which you will wear during the production of ceramic crowns
Third visit: : we take the impressions we need to make metal-free crowns. Sometimes it is possible to take impressions on a second visit, which shortness the time needed to make crowns.
Possible additional visit: it may be necessary to come once again for determining the relation of the lower and upper jaws, or for testing the model of future teeth made of plastic, in order to make sure that you get what we planned
Last visit: you get a new smile that brings new self-confidence with you, and you leave the office satisfied. For metal-free crowns, the experiences of our patients are extremely positive, and they often say that the decision to change their smile has significantly changed their lives.
The average durability is from 10 to 15 years, but there is no way to determine the precise how much metal ceramic tooth covers will last for each person. Durability is affected by a number of factors which, unfortunately, are not under the control of your doctor. If you come regularly to review and maintain your new smile in an appropriate way, they can last for more than 15 years. You will get all the necessary instructions and tips for maintenance of your crowns in the office.
We have noted that, if you maintain the tooth crowns in the appropriate way, they can last for a long time. Washing and cleaning of teeth under crowns does not differ much from the normal teeth maintenance, but it has a few specificities
Use toothbrushes with a smaller head to have easier reach of hard-to-reach spots inside the mouths. Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day and be sure to use thread or interdental brushes. Appliances that eject a thin water jet under high pressure can be an excellent addition to hygiene maintenance. Detailed instructions and demonstration of the correct use of hygiene maintenance products will be obtained from our doctors during and after the end of crowning.
Dental implants are a replacement for the root of a natural teeth and they are installed into the jaw bone. Then a screw or beautiful crown is on the dental implant, which can, as on a natural teeth, be metal-ceramic or non-metal. Metal-free crowns scan be placed on previously grinded teeth, but also on dental implants.
We can also make a non-metal ceramic bridge. Metal-free bridges are installed in almost the same way as bridges made of other materials. As ceramic teeth can be without metal, the base of the bridge can also be without metal. If you miss teeth, possible solutions for you are building a bridge or installing implants.
It can be said that the peak of modern dentistry is definitely metal less ceramics. Without it, aesthetic dentistry would not be what it is, it would be unimaginable. The benefits of such dental crowns are numerous and the list would go on and on if we look at every segment
The main advantage of metal-free crowns is their durability, strength and resistance. The procedure of their making includes very precise grinding, computer imprint scanning and design, which results precise fitting without any impression under the gums or long-term grazing. The grinding necessary for their installation goes exactly to the gums or only half a millimeter below them. This way results the best aesthetic effect, and there is no threat to the gum or reaction to zirconium, which is more biocompatible than metal. This is the great advantage of the zirconia crown.
For us and patients, one of the most important items is an aesthetic moment. With metal crowns we couldn’t imagine what we achieve with non-metal. The most important effect is the functionality, quality and durability of this prosthetic work. A bright smile has never been so each.
For non-metal crowns, the price has been adapted to consumers in the last years, and it is becoming more affordable. Dentalux differs from the competition with its long-term experience, knowledge, number of clients and professional staff, it is the same thing with the price.
Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten. If you compare the prices of Dentalux services and certain dental offices, you will see that there is a difference, and in spite of that, we have been bringing back smiles to the face of people for 27 years. Our intention is not to attract as many clients as possible, but those who appreciate quality and know or have heard what consequences can occur among the complications caused by insufficiently experienced dentists and their staff. If you want superior work, you have come to the right place. If you are interested in non-metal crowns, the price is indicated in the price list.
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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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. He specialized in oral surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry in Belgrade.
Snježana came to us with wishing to replace her old metal-ceramic crowns with new metal-free all-ceramic crowns. What was an aggravating circumstance for us was that we had to remove one incisor in each of the upper and lower jaws. We decided to replace them with implants. After the healing period, during which the patient had temporary crowns, we made metal-free zirconia crowns on teeth and implants..
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.