Written by: on May 20, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

dental crownsYou may think that all dental crowns are created equal but it depends on what material they are made of. Certain materials are perfect for certain modalities while others aren’t. For instance, metal is very strong and is great for back molars that withstand a lot of chewing pressure, or perhaps bruxing (the grinding and clenching of teeth). Metal won’t crack, fracture, or wear like other materials. But metal is not esthetic, so you would not want to replace a front tooth with a metal crown. There are other types of materials more suitable for front teeth due to their esthetics. Today we discuss the Procera crown.

What is a Procera Crown

There is always a never-ending quest to find just the right dental material that fits all needs–a strong, metal-free, restoration that is as close to a real tooth as possible, or better. Presently there are several types of dental crowns to choose from including the metal crown, the porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, and the zirconia crown. A new ceramic material is also available, Procera AllCeram. Some of the advantages of the Procera crown include:

  • Their strength can withstand functional and parafunctional loading without fracturing.
  • Their fit is more precise.
  • They cause minimal wear to opposing dentition.
  • They have high color stability.
  • They produce a highly effective masking effect.
  • They are highly esthetic.
  • They are easy to install.
  • They provide quick results.
  • Treatment is short and convenient.

Procera vs PFM (Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal) Crowns

Although a PFM crown can have its drawbacks–such as a thin black line along the gum (due to the metal substructure), and the fact that the porcelain surface can fracture under high stress–it is still a highly utilized treatment option. However, the all-ceramic Procera crown is an effective, long-lasting, and esthetic alternative.

ABOUT YOUR FARMINGTON HILLS DENTIST:

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

Catogories: Dental Crowns, Patient Education

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