There are various choices of materials for bridges. You have them in either metal, metal in overlaid ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) or the latest metal free (all ceramic) crowns.
At DentaSculpt Dental Clinic, E MAX CROWN is our choice of material in COSMETIC region. It is the best restoration for front teeth. It is the only bonded crown/bridge material as compared to mostly cemented zirconia crowns/bridges.
Also known as ALL PORCELAIN CROWNS, It is considered to be the best possible match with your own natural teeth. The lifelike shape and matched color ensures that it is unlikely to be noticed amongst your own natural teeth.
This crown does not contain metal base which means no unsightly looking GRAY LINE around the gum line(Common in PFM crowns).
They are strong, long lasting and unlikely to crack or fracture as compared to many other types of crowns. They are considered to be at less risk of chipping compared to PFM crowns.
A lava crown is one of the strongest metal free crowns available in the world. It provide excellent aesthetics and translucency besides an outstanding fit. Also each lava restoration comes with an authentication label with a unique barcode. Using the special barcoded labels, one can verify the authenticity of genuine lava on the 3M global website.
BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crown/bridge is a monolithic zirconia restoration. It is a good alternative metal free restoration for posterior metal occlusal PFMs for special situations like bruxers (patient having teeth clenching habit), implant restorations and areas with limited occlusal space.
Made using CAD/CAM technology, BruxZir Solid Zirconia is heated at high temperature to achieve strength. The final BruxZir crown or bridge is then glazed to a smooth surface.
These crowns have a metal fused (covered) with ceramic. PFM's came closer to the look of real teeth and also provided good strength, durability and fit. Major drawback of these crowns however could be a GREY LINE seen along the border of the crown in few cases.
On the other hand in metal free ceramic crowns,the metallic look and the black lines disappear.They are not only highly aesthetic but also offer high strength restorations to dental industry.