Save your natural teeth and prevent additional tooth problems with a crown at your restorative dental practice — CitiDental. Dentist have been using crowns for centuries, but in the past few decades, crowns became so cosmetically appealing and durable, that even when you need one for your front teeth, no one can tell it’s not your natural tooth. Ask your cosmetic dentist about BruxZir crowns, state-of-the-art solutions ideal to top off your complete smile makeover.
Your dentist in New York may suggest that you need a dental crown, also called a dental cap, if a tooth is decayed badly and you need a root canal to save it. Crowns also make an ideal option for fixing teeth that are chipped, broken, discolored or fractured. Your dentist shapes the cap to restore the tooth to its natural size and shape. Crowns can be created from a variety of materials, such as:
Advancements in crown development have produced an alternative material that provides the natural appearance of porcelain with the strength of metal. Zirconia comes from the titanium family and can replace front teeth as well as molars. BruxZir crowns, made of the durable metal, are one of the top brands in North America producing zirconia crowns.
The sturdiness found in zirconia comes in a number of different shades that closely match natural tooth colors. BruxZir crowns make use of this durable metal, making them a favored option of dentists in the U.S. According to BruxZir:
“BruxZir Solid Zirconia is a monolithic zirconia crown. … First launched as being ‘More Brawn Than Beauty,’ the material was originally intended to provide a durable, more esthetic alternative to posterior metal occlusal PFMs or cast gold restorations.
“Now, thanks to the new BruxZir Shaded formulation, BruxZir restorations exhibit improved translucency and color similar to natural dentition, making them a restorative option in the anterior as well. Complete color penetration all the way through the restorations ensures greater shade consistency and prevents any shade changes after occlusal adjustment.”
You get additional benefits when you opt for BruxZir crowns. They are:
You’ll find few BruxZir crown disadvantages. In the past, zirconia-produced crowns ended up being too off-color, requiring additional layers of porcelain to deliver a more natural look. Technical advances by BruxZir make it possible for the zirconia to be matched so closely to your own tooth color that you don’t need any additions to the BruxZir crown’s exterior, even for front teeth!
There is one common BruxZir crown disadvantage, however: the chance that the powerful strength of the zirconia damages nearby teeth. And the crown may have to be recemented if it damages the remaining tooth structure under the crown.
The complete BruxZir crown prep and placement often takes place in one appointment. It can be done after you’ve completed a root canal, a cavity filling or an implant insertion. Your cosmetic dentist at CitiDental first administers a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. If you’re worried about pain or anxious about the process, CitiDental offers the latest in sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort.
The BruxZir crown prep includes scraping away a layer of your tooth. Pictures are taken of the tooth and relayed to the computer to create the perfect-sized crown for you. Using the special software, your dentist carefully matches the color to your own existing teeth. The crown then is fitted on the tooth or implant and adjusted accordingly.
Instances of breaking and chipping of BruxZir crowns are rare since zirconia is so durable. There is a risk of damage if the crown is impacted in an accident, or facial trauma. Otherwise, the crown should last 10 to 15 years or longer.
All dental procedures carry some small measure of risk, such as allergic reactions to the medication used to numb your mouth or a reaction to the materials in the crown. Relying on your family dentist for crowns reduces those risks because he’s aware of your medical and dental history.
Just as BruxZir crowns so closely feel like natural teeth, so regular oral health maintenance remains much the same. Brush and floss daily, eat a healthy diet and visit your family dentist bi-annually for checkups and professional cleanings. BruxZir crowns can last for decades with proper care.