Toughness-wise they were amazing, but their unaesthetic appearance and the bio-compatibility issues have currently made their use outdated. To improve the appearance, metal was coated with a layer of ceramic to give some natural appearance. These types of dental crowns called the PFM(Porcelain fused to metal) became very popular before their drawbacks started to surface. The bond between the ceramic and metal fractured frequently exposing the blackish inner metal.
Also aesthetically because of the underlying metal the crowns still looked dull as compared to natural teeth. This led to the advent of the All Ceramic or Porcelain crowns. Aesthetically they matched the tooth appearance perfectly. Ceramic is highly inert as compared to the metallic alloys used for making caps, thus eliminating the bio-compatibility issue also. But the earlier ceramic crowns lacked the toughness of the metallic crowns. They used to fracture frequently under heavy biting pressure of the back molar teeth. That kept their usage limited to the front teeth.
Then came the trend changing material ZIRCONIA. Zirconia is a white crystalline oxide of the metal Zirconium. It is highly inert and biocompatible, has extreme toughness and is used individually or in combination with ceramics to give the best of the crowns available today. The introduction of Zirconia Crowns totally changed the life-expectancy of dental restorations. Earlier it was thought that a good crown should last you about 10-15 years. The use of CAD-CAM techniques to fabricate Zirconia Crowns has enabled us to give you crown restorations that should last you a lifetime and not only 15 or 20 years.
In simple words, the current Zirconia Crowns done at Smilekraft Dentistry by Dr. Priyank Mathur will never wear, never fracture or fall off, will remain beautiful and maintain the health of the underlying teeth forever with normal hygiene and maintenance.
What would be the average expected cost for dental crowns in Pune, India at Smilekraft Dentistry?
The cost of Dental crowns in Pune, India at Smilekraft Dentistry ranges between Rs. 11,500/- to Rs. 18,500/- . To know more about each type of dental crown and their specifications with pricing please visit our Fees & cost analysis page.
Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India specifically excels in making dental crowns of the highest standards available at present in the world, with the help of our preferred brands viz. 3M, Czar, Nobel Procera and E-Max from Ivoclar.