THE PROCESS OF CREATING CERAMIC CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Tooth preparation - Application of a ceramic crown begins with the tooth preparation (abrading) by reducing the tooth crown volume by one third in all three dimensions. This allows the lost tooth tissue to be replaced by a ceramic crown which must not be larger than the former natural crown.
By measuring the position of certain points on the jaws we can, with mathematical accuracy calculate height, width and thickness of each tooth. For this purpose, we use computer programs in our practice, on a daily basis.
As soon as the tooth is prepared, its print is taken and sent to the laboratory where the ceramic crown is created. Immediately after the print, a temporary crown is made so that the patient does not leave the office with abraded, unprotected teeth.
Ceramic Crowns and Bridges
Immediately after preparation and the imprint of the tooth, temporary crowns or bridges are made, to be used by the patient as temporary teeth, until the completion of final permanent crown in the laboratory and its cementing.
Crowns and Bridges Cementing
When the ceramic crown is finished, its appearance and contact with other teeth are inspected. Finally, the ceramic crown is cemented to the tooth with special, contemporary adhesive dental cement agents.