Advantages and disadvantages of Crowns and Bridges
There are different types of caps available:
- Acrylic Crowns.
- Golden metal Crowns.
- Silver metal (Chrome Cobalt) Crowns.
- Nickel Titanium with 1/2or partial Ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns.
- Nickel Titanium Base Coated with Full Covered Ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns.
- Precious metal (Titanium + Silver) with Full Covered Ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns.
- Precious Gold Coated with Full Ceramic Covered Porcelain) Crowns.
- Full Ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns.
What are the Advantages/Disadvantages of these?
- Very Natural Looking
- Great Translucency
- Beautiful Fit and Function
- Coping made through Computerized Cad-Cam Technology
- Complete Elimination of “Grey/Black Lines” near the gums
- Crown & Bridges can be fabricated
- Excellent Esthetics
The best recommended option of all full coverage restorations
2) GOLD BASE FULL CERAMIC 88% GOLD
- Elimination of Ugly “Grey Line” at the Gums
- Beautiful and Natural Looking
- Enhanced Strength and Durability
- Reduces Plaque and Bacteria
- Precise fit
- Only Crowns and Maximum of a 3 Unit Bridge.
3) SEMI-PRECIOUS FULL CERAMIC 2% Gold, 56% Palladium, 36% Silver Containing Alloy
- Superior Esthetics
- Super Strength
- Multi-Unit Bridges
4) NON-PRECIOUS FULL CERAMIC (Full Ceramic Crown with Nickel-Titanium Base)
- Good Esthetics
- Good Strength
- A Better Option than Non-Precious Half Ceramic
5) NON-PRECIOUS HALF CERAMIC (½ Metal + ½ Ceramic Crown with Nickel-Titanium Base)
- An Economical Option than Non-Precious Full Ceramic
6) NON PRECIOUS FULL METAL (Full Metal Crown with Chrome –Cobalt Base)
- The Most Economical Option of all – though not the best option