Severely damaged teeth and tooth colour, position and abnormal shape can be corrected with a ceramic crown or a porcelain crown. Crowning strengthens the tooth and enhances its appearance.
Crowning is a good option, for example, if there is extensive dental decay in a tooth and it has already been filled several times, or if the tooth has undergone root canal therapy. A crown can be made of gold, various alloys or ceramics, for example.
Often, it is necessary to shape the tooth a little before crowning, meaning that the dentist hones the patient’s tooth into a support pillar on which the crown will be fixed. If the tooth is missing, the crown is fixed onto an implant.
A crown can be made using various methods. The fastest option is a crown made at the clinic using CAD-CAM technique; the tooth receives its final shape and appearance the very same day (Cerec). A crown can also be made conventionally at a dental laboratory, in which case a dental technician prepares an individual crown that suits the patient’s occlusion based on casts made by a dentist. New techniques also allow replication without casting agents in connection with crowning (iTero).
When a dentist has determined that you need a crown.
At Oral, state-of-the-art CEREC systems are available at the City, Erottaja, Hakaniemi, Imatra, Joensuu, Kamppi, Lahti, Oulu Galleria, Pori, Savonlinna, Tampere Sumeliuksenkatu, Tapiola and Korso, Vantaa. At clinics without a Cerec system, ceramic crowns can also be made at a laboratory.