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Crown Solutions at
Quek and Me Dental Surgery

At Quek and Me Dental Surgery, we understand the importance of preserving your natural smile and oral health. Sometimes, dental issues arise that require additional support and protection for your teeth. This is where dental crowns come into play.

When is a Crown Needed?

Dental crowns are recommended in various situations to restore the strength, function, and appearance of a damaged tooth. Here are some common scenarios where a crown may be necessary:

When Crown is needed
  1. Tooth Decay: When a tooth is severely decayed and cannot be restored with a filling, a crown provides added strength and protection.

  2. Cracked or Fractured Teeth: Teeth that are cracked or fractured due to injury or trauma often require a crown to hold the structure together and prevent further damage.

  3. Root Canal Treatment: After a root canal procedure, the tooth may become weakened. A crown is placed over the treated tooth to reinforce it and prevent breakage.

  4. Cosmetic Enhancement: Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or poorly aligned teeth.

Types of Crown

There are several materials used for dental crowns, each with its own advantages and suitable applications. Here are the main types of crown materials:

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crown

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crown

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM): Metal substructure with porcelain covering. 😄 Strong and durable, natural appearance, suitable for front and back teeth. 😫 Metal can show at gum line over time

All-Ceramic or All-Porcelain: Entirely made of ceramic or porcelain. 😄 Best aesthetic match to natural teeth, biocompatible.
😫 Less durable, can wear down opposing teeth more than metal crowns

Zirconia: Made from zirconium dioxide (durable ceramic) 😄 Extremely strong, resistant to wear and fracture, biocompatible, aesthetic.  😫 More opaque, can be more expensive 

E-Max: Made from lithium disilicate (ceramic) 😄 Excellent aesthetics, strong and durable, suitable for front and back teeth
😫More expensive, less durable than zirconia crowns

Gold: Made from gold alloy. 😄 Very strong and durable, gentle on opposing teeth, minimal wear, biocompatible
😫 Not aesthetically pleasing (yellow color), more expensive

Base Metal Alloy: Made from non-noble metals like nickel, chromium, cobalt. 😄 Strong, resistant to corrosion, less expensive, minimal tooth removal. 😫 Less aesthetically pleasing, potential for allergic reactions

Gold Crown

Gold Crown

Composite Resin: Made from tooth-colored composite material. 😄 Aesthetic appearance, less expensive, easy to repair
😫 Less durable, prone to wear and staining, shorter lifespan

Introducing Zirconia Crowns

Dr. Quek's recommendation

At Quek and Me Dental Surgery, we offer zirconia crowns as a premium solution for our patients. Zirconia is a strong and durable material that provides exceptional strength and aesthetics, making it an ideal choice for dental restorations.

Zirconia Crown

Why Choose Zirconia Crowns?

Natural teeth have varying levels of strength, measured in megapascals (MPa). For instance, molars have an average strength of 305 MPa, while premolars have a strength of around 248 MPa. Zirconia restorations, on the other hand, exhibit flexural or bending strength values ranging from 900 to 1200 MPa. This exceptional strength makes zirconia crowns virtually unbreakable, providing a reliable and long-lasting replacement option for damaged or weakened teeth.

 

Zirconia Crown in the box

Benefits of Zirconia Crowns:

 

  1. Strength and Durability: Zirconia crowns offer superior strength and durability compared to other dental materials, ensuring long-term performance and resistance to wear and tear.

  2. Natural Appearance: Zirconia closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result that blends seamlessly with your smile.

  3. Biocompatibility: Zirconia is biocompatible, meaning it is safe for use in the mouth and is less likely to cause allergic reactions or adverse effects.

  4. Precision Fit: Zirconia crowns are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, ensuring optimal comfort and function.Experience Unmatched Strength and Beauty with Zirconia Crowns

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At Quek and Me Dental Surgery, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality dental care and solutions. With zirconia crowns, you can enjoy unmatched strength, durability, and aesthetics, giving you the confidence to smile brightly for years to come.

Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about zirconia crowns and how they can benefit your smile!

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