Non-metal (all ceramic) crowns

Have you ever wondered whether synthetic crowns could look more natural and more beautiful?

It was not easy to find materials which are, on one hand aesthetically acceptable, and on the other hand sufficiently resistant to all forces developed during chewing of food. Zirconium-dioxide and Lithium-disilicate are materials which, in the past years, made a great revolution in dentistry. The main characteristics of these materials are refraction of light and transparency that is very similar to the one in natural tooth. Apart from that, these materials are characterised by an extraordinary mechanical resistance that is at the level of previously used metal.

Metal ceramic crowns and bridges

Crowns are made when the natural tooth is damaged to a greater extent (due to caries, fracture, i.e. in cases when filling cannot be placed onto such tooth), or for aesthetic reasons (dissatisfactory colour, shape or slight deviations from the teeth position). Tooth that is being replaced should be filed first in order to place a crown on it. If greater part of a tooth is missing or we want to achieve strengthening, we use cast tooth restoration. After the filing, impression of the remaining part of a tooth is taken according to which a crown is made in the laboratory. In order to make one crown or a bridge it takes 3-5 days. In the final stage, the crown is cemented onto the filed tooth and the tooth looks totally naturally.

With metal ceramic bridges, we put a layer of ceramic onto the sub-structure that covers metal completely so that the metal cannot be seen at all. In this way endurance provided by the metal is achieved, while simultaneously an excellent aesthetic effect is achieved owing to ceramic on the surface. Apart from high endurance and excellent aesthetic look, these replacements are financially affordable and are mostly chosen by the patients.

Dentures (partial and total)

Dentures are divided into total and partial.

Total dentures are made in case of edentulism, while with patients who have some teeth we make partial dentures. Partial dentures can be acrylate or visil and are connected to other teeth by clips or attachments (clips or snaps). Partial acrylate denture is made completely of acrylate and it is connected to other teeth by wire clips, which makes it less endurable than the visil denture. Therefore, it is rarely used, but its advantage is favourable price. Partial visil denture is more quality solution because, apart from greater endurance due to metal structure, it gives a patient greater comfort since the part of denture that is touching the soft tissue (palate, under the tongue) is taking a smaller surface. In that manner, feeling of a foreign body in mouth is reduced. Its advantage is connection to the natural remaining teeth by precisely cast clips, which provides significantly better stability in mouth. Instead of clips, as even better connection to surrounding teeth in visil dentures, attachments can be embedded. Attachments hold denture firmly and stably in mouth, and they are hidden in the part of denture that is not visible. In those situations, special crowns are made for abutment teeth which are connected to the denture like the key and the lock.

All dentures are made in a very short time period, from 3 to 7 days, depending on the denture type.