WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS?
Dental Crowns may be placed for several reasons when a tooth has been broken or damaged a great deal by decay. As a result, a filling can’t replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough. The crown then helps hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
Dental Crowns can also be used to improve appearance as well for helping cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth. Dental Crowns are made from a variety of different materials, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM Crowns) & more recently the advent of Metal-Free Zirconia Crowns.
PORCELAIN FUSED TO METAL (PFM) CROWN
These are actually metallic crowns underneath which are coated with a tooth-colored porcelain, hence called Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crowns. We at Alvi Dental have been pioneers in high quality work in crown fabrication since a very long time and we urge you to use our tremendous experience to deliver you some of the outstanding work synonymous to our practice.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide for a strong, durable and esthetic treatment option. PFM crowns can be preferred to your back teeth as they may be more durable for posterior teeth.
With the advent of Implants, the treatment of choice in replacement for missing teeth, making of dental bridges (which can be used to replace missing teeth) by using the support of adjacent teeth, has slid down the order of choice as a less preferable treatment option for replacing missing teeth, there are still situations where we might be compelled to make bridges as a treatment option, you would need to discuss with our team to evaluate the need
METAL-FREE ZIRCONIA BASED CROWNS
All-ceramic crowns today are made either in zirconia, or aluminous materials. They provide you as the patient a perfect strategy for a cosmetic smile makeover eliminating the need for the supportive metal core, the anesthetic all-ceramic crown can be used for the front cosmetic makeover of your teeth to create the perfectly straight sparking white Hollywood smile dream that you may have always wanted.
Zirconium based metal free material is also used to fabricate Veneers which require very minimal cutting and can also be used to make the perfect cosmetic smile. These Zirconium based Veneers and Crowns have an added advantage to be more naturally translucent having the similar light transmission characteristic resembling natural teeth life-like properties and a higher level of esthetics for the perfect cosmetic smile makeover
Dr. Arif Alvi with a Masters degree in Prosthodontics from University of Michigan in 1974, is one of the most experienced dentists in Karachi to provide this treatment. You are in totally safe and secure hands of high-end dental treatment at Alvi Dental Hospital
To give you a better idea for costs involved it would be best if you drop in for a Free Dental Consultation where are doctors can examine you and share with you the entire treatment plan and associated costs