Dental crowns are made of a variety of materials. The ones that look like teeth, i.e not made of gold or metal, have a layer of porcelain that surrounds a core material.
3M Lava Classic
Excellent long term aesthetics,Tooth colored material,Unique shading system,Homogeneous coloring,Biocompatibility,Metal free,Clinical studies showed no allergic reactions (gingival).
3M Lava Essential
All Ceramic and metal free,Remarkable strength ( High Strength of 1400 Mpa and strong enough for clinical situations with small occlusal reduction of 1.2mm),Excellent marginal fit.
3M Lava Transclucent
Bridges up to 48 mm in length with a maximum of two pontics next to one another in the posterior area and a maximum of four pontics next to one another in the anterior area. Zirconia build-up for two-piece abutments.
3M Lava Monolith
A new class of CAD/CAM material, it offers excellent esthetics and superior strength,Flexural strength of 200 MPa,Resin nano ceramic provides an effective cushion against chewing forces
crown is supported by a metal substructure which means that it is a lot less translucent than natural teeth. This problem can be solved by using a metal-free ceramic crown. Cercon, remains unnoticeable even for an expert eye from 5-10 cm.
Zirconia (Zirconium Oxide) is a white powdered metal used to create dental frameworks for crowns, bridges and other dental substructures. It replaces gold or stainless steel used in the past.
3M CAD/CAM PFM
Powered by Atlantic Precious Metal Gold and using Roders RXD5 mills, our full cast gold crowns and bridges are superior in quality to restorations manufactured using the lost wax and cast method.
Metal ceramic crowns are a traditional type of crown often used in bridges plus crown and bridge cases. They are often fitted onto back teeth and are considered a strong, robust type of crown.
Full Metal Crowns/Bridges
Full metal crowns are fabricated using metal alloys(precious metals). They require less tooth structure to be removed for crown preparation. Metal Crowns can withstand the biting forces to a greater extent and can resist wear down.
Gold is a superior dental alloy utilized for various types of indirect restorations : porcelain fused to gold crowns and bridges, full gold crowns and bridges, dental implant abutments, removable partial dentures or inlays.
Implant retained dentures are a revolutionary way of having secure upper and lower dentures. There are a number of options available and your dentist or clinical technician will discuss the benefits of each approach to help determine which is most appropriate for you.
Mary Land Bridges
Maryland Bridge diagramA Maryland bridge consists of a metal framework with a porcelain tooth baked onto the front of the framework. The framework then ends up as a false tooth with two metal wings on the side.
Metal Inlay/Onlay/Post Core/Wings
Inlays and onlays can be a useful restoration in a number of situations, the main ones are
To restore a large cavity and weakened tooth
Instead of a filling
Instead of a crown
To avoid a root canal, post and crown.
Cast Partial Denture
A cast partial denture consists of a metal framework for retention, combined with tissue colored acrylic and replacement teeth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. There are three basic types:
A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
The flexibility of these dentures provides several advantages over the traditional RPD alternatives made of rigid, acrylic plastic resin. Flexible, nylon-based RPDs can look realistic, stay securely in place and be more comfortable to wear.
Acrylic PD & Dentures
An acrylic partial denture (APD) is one option for replacing missing teeth and is also the most cost effective treatment option. Dentists are faced with the demand for replacing missing teeth from patients with limited financial resources;
Heat/Cold Cure Crown/Bridges
The material the temporary tooth is made from can influence the sensitivity of the tooth. Different materials will help protect the tooth from hot or cold things that set off sensitivity.
Night Guard/Bleaching Trays
A removable plastic appliance that fits between the upper and lower teeth to prevent them from grinding teeth (Bruxism) against each other..It is used at night to prevent grinding teeth during night.
Hard/Soft Bite Guards
Very recently, there has been a shift in the way dentists and researchers are viewing the soft night guard. This soft type has generally been the most common style of night guard produced in dental offices.