“Dental Crowns” are tooth-shaped crowns made of materials such as porcelain or zirconium, which are placed on a reduced tooth. With the dental crown, the shape and size of the tooth can be changed, its strength and esthetics are increased.
Dental crowns are used to protect the tooth weakened by caries, restore a broken or worn tooth, support the tooth with fillings, keep the dental bridge in the mouth, correct the shape and discoloration, cover the dental implant and make esthetic changes.
Types of Dental Crowns
Depending on the material from which it is made, dental crowns are usually made of metal-supported porcelain and ceramic. Metal-supported porcelain crowns are dental crowns consisting of metal covering the reduced tooth and porcelain that bears the shape of a tooth.
Materials similar to white porcelain are used as infrastructure in full ceramic porcelains instead of metal. Today, zirconium is often preferred. They are safely used since they are structurally very strong. Since it is a white substance, teeth can be made with translucent porcelain and offer esthetic results. Successful results are also achieved in terms of gum harmony and non-discoloration of the gums.