Crowns - case 1
17 December 2015
This is a 27 year old lady who had a failing crown and heavily restored front teeth. She was keen to resolve the pathology and improve the aesthetic outcome. The lateral incisors had their white filings changed and the central incisors had all ceramic crowns produced and fitted. The ceramist saw the patient during the production phase to obtain the perfect colour and form for the patient.
 
 
Pre-treatment. Recurrent caries and a failing crown
 
 
Two all ceramic central crowns showing beautiful translucency and form
 
 
                           End result - colour, shape, translucency - all perfectly matched to the patient.
 
The amount of artistic input by the technician is significant. At the present time this level of accuracy cannot be achieved using CADCAM milled crowns as these crowns are layered by hand to give the depth of colour.
 
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CAD/CAM is an acronym for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM technology is used to help dentists and dental lab technicians fabricate precise shapes and sizes for dental restorations including inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges.
When a tooth is severely damaged and requires a large filling, the dentist may offer a crown to restore the tooth. Commonly called caps, there are various crowns available to choose from. The function of a crown is to restore anatomy and aesthetics (in most cases).
When a tooth is severely damaged and requires a large filling, the dentist may offer a crown to restore the tooth. Commonly called caps, there are various crowns available to choose from.