We need crowns and bridges when the original crown of the tooth is damaged at a level that fillings can no longer be used to restore the tooth. If there is still enough left from the original tooth structure, a core build-up can be done on the remains of the tooth. To ensure the safe and lasting build-up, in some cases it is also necessary to insert a post into the root canal.
Fixed bridges are fixed prosthetic solutions that can be used to replace a missing tooth. The replacement teeth are fixed onto the remaining teeth or in some cases, onto the roots or root-replacement implants.
Regarding their material, crowns and bridges can be made of:
- metal-ceramic: ceramics are burned onto nickel-free, metal bases
- zirconia: fully metal-free solution
- pressed ceramic: fully metal-free, one of today’s most esthetic and most durable tooth restorations
In case you have any allergies, we will need to avoid the allergen material, but we will find you an individually suitable solution.
Advantages of metal-free (zirconia) crowns:
They can be used for the restoration of front teeth in terms of their esthetic and functional properties. The base is made of zirconia, a highly durable and very precisely processed alloy. The ceramic layers are burned onto these alloy bases. The transparency of the bridge is the proof that the restoration is metal-free. The color of the ceramic layer is always chosen individually. So your bridge will be:
- 100% metal-free, cannot cause metal allergies
- a base stronger metal, but is tooth-colored and transparent
- porcelain layers that look exactly like natural tooth enamel
- natural, esthetic results
- most optimal transparency
- no grey gumlines
- due its durability, several units can be included in a bridge
- due to computer technologies, they are exceptionally precise
- more expensive than conventional dental restorations
Abutment build up
In case of a high-degree tooth structure loss, if the tooth cannot be restored using other methods (like an inlay or a crown) or the tooth cannot be built up, another solution, abutment build up can be considered.
How is the treatment done?
The main condition of an abutment build up is that the tooth in question must be root canal treated, as the abutment is fixed into the tooth using a post, which is placed into the root after part of the root canal filling is removed and the abutment is cemented into place. This way, the crown of the tooth is restored using the abutment and then a porcelain crown is made, giving the tooth back its original shape, size and color and restoring chewing ability. In other words, an abutment with a post can hold a crown but in this case, the post is inserted into the root, not like an implant, which is placed into the bone.
What type of posts and abutments exist?
Pre-fabricated posts contain titanium or gold. Their disadvantage is that if the root canal wall is not thick enough to hold them, they can cause a fracture in the tooth.
Cast posts: these are made of a metal alloy and fabricated by a dental technician.
Glass-fiber posts are metal free. Their advantage is that they can be mounted easily and they provide stability. They are available directly at the dentist’s and they come in different sizes. Glass-fiber posts are well-adaptable into the root canal with adhesive technique, they don’t fracture the tooth and they are white and esthetic.
There are posts designed for vital (non-root canal treated) teeth, these are called parapulpal posts. They are usually 0,6 mm wide, used as screws in the tooth and serve stability.
50 000 Ft
Metal-free (zirconia) crown
75 000 Ft
Metal-free (Press ceramic E.max) crown
90 000 Ft
Metal-free (Press ceramic E.max) veneer
95 000 Ft
5 000 Ft
22 000 Ft
Aesthetic Fiber-reinforced abutment
15 000 Ft