Metal Free Crown
Advent of MetalFree Crowns which are more lifelike in appearance than Porcelain fused to metal Crowns can restore and enhance the appearance of teeth and the smile. They are often used in cosmetic dentistry as part of the treatment. Crowns can be made to look natural, and to match the surrounding teeth
We at Dr.Anil Da Silvas Dental Clinics recommend use of metal free crowns for all front teeth that require crowning as they are more natural and lifelike in appearance.
The PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns have a metal base coated with ceramic. PFM's came closer to the look of real teeth and also provided good strength, durability and fit. A drawback of these crowns however could be a black metal line seen along the border of the crown. Also, it is difficult to achieve the translucency of your natural teeth with a restoration that has a metal framework. Light does not pass through the metal base like it does through your own natural teeth, leaving a dull lifeless appearance.
On the other hand in metal free ceramic crowns,the metallic look and the black lines disappear.They are not only highly aesthetic but also offer high strength restorations to dental industry.
We offer the new machined / hand laid porcelain technology that is truly strong enough and universally recommended for replacement of old crowns and large silver fillings for your back teeth. This new system called procera, gives you the strength of traditional gold, while maintaining the beauty and translucency of porcelain.
A lava crown is one of the strongest ceramic crowns available in the world Lava crowns provide excellent aesthetics and translucency besides an outstanding marginal fit. Also each lava restoration comes with a 5 year warranty on the complete crown or bridge.
A proven pressable ceramic restoration, IPS Empress offers patients satisfaction with aesthetic, natural looking restorations, through exclusive use of ceramic materials. The utilization of bonded ceramic restorative material is intended to reestablish function, shape, contour and colour (hue, value and chroma) natural light transmission and strength of natural dentition. The empress system yields excellent crowns, but is specially effective when used for inlays / onlays and veneers.