Crowns and bridges are custom-made single (crowns) or multiple (bridges) structures that are bond to existing teeth or implants to restore function and appearance. At Nova, your crowns and/or bridges are made of ceramic which allows high strength and outstanding aesthetics.
First, for a correct isolation of the teeth, a rubber dam is placed and the teeth will be prepared with sterilised burs. The treatment is performed under the effect of articaine hydrochloride + epinephrine anesthetics. For the impressions, we will use one of the most advanced intra oral scanner in the market. The 3 shape intra oral scanner allows the performance of dental impressions in digital form and with great precision, putting aside the conventional techniques for obtaining the same impressions, whose materials sometimes cause some discomfort to the patients.
After impressions are taken, the bite and colour are registered.
All this information will be sent to a world leader ceramist in our top laboratory where the crowns will be manufactured. The crowns are usually returned to our clinic in one week. During that week, you will be with temporary crowns for comfort and aesthetic purposes; the provisional crowns are made of Microhibrid/ Nanoparticulated resin, Structur 3 from VOCO. The permanent crowns are in EMAX ceramic, from Ivoclar, and are cemented using a resin base cement.
Your occlusion will then be checked and confirmed using the T-scan®, a digital equipment that allows the visualisation of the contact points between the occlusal surfaces of the teeth, as well as the force produced during the bite.