Ceramic and Porcelain Tooth Crowns

Dental tooth crowns Brentwood TNTypes of ceramic or full-porcelain crowns

Tooth crowns are not all the same, and different types are mentioned here. Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dr. Dennis Wells at 105 Powell Ct Ste 101 Nashville, TN 37027. Make an appointment to determine which type of crown is right for you.
  • Feldspathic porcelain is the most common type used and is thought to be the most beautiful.
  • Empress tooth crown looks almost like glass although it’s ceramic.
  • Procera crown is a bit of a hybrid. It is made with a ceramic inside along with traditional porcelain on the outside and is very strong.
  • Lava crown is made with translucent Zirconia on the inside and looks beautiful due to a baked outside layer.
  • Zirconia crowns look very natural and do not reveal a black line that other crowns at the gum line.
  • Emax crowns are a popular current type.
These crowns are suitable for people who are allergic to metals.

Advantages of these crowns

  • They are transparent and natural with an aesthetic appeal
  • There are no allergic reactions with a reduced sensitivity
  • Great alignment inside your mouth
  • Any final form correction is possible
  • Best for patients who have reduced space but want a natural look


  • The overall procedure can be complicated and expensive
  • They can be less durable than other types and vulnerable to cracking

The Procedure

The procedure for fitting these crowns is similar to that of any other crown:
  • The tooth needs to be cleaned, reshaped, and prepared for treatment.
  • The tooth is also a little tapered so that the crown can snugly fit on top.
  • Using dental putty, an impression of the tooth is taken.
  • This mold is then sent to the lab to fabricate a new crown.
  • In the meantime, the patient gets a temporary.
  • A period of 2-3 weeks is required before the crown is ready.
  • Then the patient’s tooth is fitted with the new crown.
  • Your dentist roughs up the surface to make a solid fit.
  • After the desired fitting is obtained, the crown is firmly fixed with the help of dental cement.
  • Care must be taken to avoid grinding, biting into hard foodstuffs, and clenching.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dr. Dennis Wells. Make an appointment to determine which tooth crown is right for you.


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    Dennis J. Wells, DDS
    Daniel K. Weese, DMD

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    Brentwood, TN 37027
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