CERAMIC CROWN AND BRIDGE
The manufacture of dental onlays, crowns and bridges is a very precise and technically specific procedure.
We invest a lot of time and energy in order to provide persistent, highly aesthetic and minimally invasive solutions .
First we carefully remove the decay and reshape the tooth so that a crown (an onlay or bridge) can be placed on top. We take an impression and send it to the dental laboratory where the new crown is manufactured using CAD CAM technology, which guarantees maximum precision. Meanwhile, we make a temporary crown which will protect the tooth and give you comfort.
On the second visit, we check how the new crown fits in your mouth, we check the shape, colour and contact with the adjacent teeth. We make sure that the colour of the new crown matches the colour and shape of the adjacent teeth, and make final adjustments. Only when we are completely satisfied do we finally bond it to the tooth. The new crown is fused to the natural teeth so that you do not see an artificial ceramic crown, but beautiful, healthy natural teeth.
Teeth that are fractured, badly worn out, stained, where there is extensive caries and in need of strengthening must be protected by placing a dental crown. This is especially important for root canal teeth that are fragile.It is important to be very familiar with the properties of different types of ceramics, to consider the method of processing and to use them correctly in order to achieve aesthetic and durable results.
In cases where one or more teeth are missing and we exclude implantology for objective reasons, the placement of a dental bridge is indicated.
In the case of long bridge constructions and multiple missing teeth, we use PFM bridge constructions, where the metal framework is printed using the latest technology.
All-ceramic crowns and bridges are a standard in modern dentistry. Why is this so?
+ Excellent aesthetics: the colour of the ceramic base is the same as the colour of the tooth
+ Biocompatibility: ceramics are far more biocompatible compared to metal
+ Allows minimal invasive approach: minimal ceramic thickness as low as 0,3mm allows us to preserve much more tooth substance and not be forced to grind excessively of in order to assure space for the future crown
+ gentle to the gums: ceramics are biocompatible. Zirconia is even more – bioactive, which means that gums are willingly attaching to the zirconia surface.
In cases where most of the tooth is missing, we restore it with an onlay. In this way we ensure proper contact with the adjacent teeth, which is very important, and at the same time restore the aesthetic appearance and function of the tooth.
In 2017, I successfully completed my studies in dental medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. Since then, I have been consistently attending professional development courses both in Slovenia and abroad.
In my professional practice, I prioritize precision, reliability, and expertise. However, my utmost focus lies in establishing a strong patient-provider relationship and nurturing mutual trust, as I believe these are pivotal components of success in dentistry.
Dr. Dent. Med.