Dentists have long relied on crowns to repair and replace damaged and decayed teeth. Crowns restore your smile while protecting your natural teeth. Recently, crowns have become an even more integral part of a total smile makeover, as they’ve grown more aesthetically appealing and long-lasting. Your cosmetic dentist recommends BruxZir crowns especially to replace front teeth. They’re considered one of the most advanced alternatives for front tooth replacement.
You may need a crown, also referred to as a dental cap, if you’ve had a root canal due to extensive decay. A crown is an ideal solution to save a tooth that’s been discolored, chipped or fractured in an accident, or broken due to other facial trauma. Crowns can restore a tooth to its original shape and size.
Materials commonly used to make crowns include:
- Resin composites
- Metals such as platinum or gold
- A combination of materials
Developments in crown production have produced another alternative that gives your cosmetic dentist the chance to restore your tooth so it provides the natural look of porcelain and the durability and strength normally found only in metal-based crowns. BruxZir crowns are made of zirconia, a metal in the titanium family. It’s a durable source that can be used to produce crowns that work just as well for front teeth as molars and back teeth.
The BruxZir Crowns Brand
BruxZir crowns are one of the best choices for crowns because they can be closely matched to your specific tooth color, making them indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. As the BruxZir company website explains:
“BruxZir Solid Zirconia is a monolithic zirconia crown. … First launched as being ‘More Brawn Than Beauty,’ the material was originally intended to provide a durable, more esthetic alternative to posterior metal occlusal PFMs [porcelain fused to metal] or cast gold restorations.
Now, thanks to the new BruxZir Shaded formulation, BruxZir restorations exhibit improved translucency and color similar to natural dentition, making them a restorative option in the anterior [front of mouth] as well. Complete color penetration all the way through the restorations ensures greater shade consistency and prevents any shade changes after occlusal adjustment.”
BruxZir Crown Advantages
In addition to being capable of matching the color of your own teeth and offering durability that’s only found in heavier metals, BruxZir crowns benefits include:
- The heavy-duty crowns resist cracking and chipping, something that occurs when other crowns are subjected to the rigorous functions of grinding, biting and chewing.
- BruxZir crowns are created to your unique specifications for size and shape. The entire process can be performed in the offices of Dental Associates of Morris County.
- Because of their strength, they make a great alternative if you have a tendency to grind your teeth.
- The chances that you need continual adjustments are greatly reduced because the crowns are made using specially-designed computer software that produces your crown with greater accuracy.
- They do not stain or discolor if you practice good oral hygiene.
BruxZir Crown Disadvantages
BruxZir crown disadvantages are negligible. Zirconia tends to be more translucent and sometimes isn’t sufficient for a perfect match. But with a light layer of porcelain attached to the outside, zirconia crowns can be made to look perfectly natural. Even though you may ask for that layer of porcelain to give you the most natural appearance, technical advances made by BruxZir reduce that need.
One BruxZir crown disadvantage is that the material is so strong, that it can damage neighboring teeth that don’t have a crown. It also can damage the underlying tooth remnants. If that happens, the crown may sometimes need to be reseated.
One-Stop BruxZir Crown Prep
BruxZir crown prep and seating can all take place during one visit to your Madison, NJ dentist. Naturally, you need to have other restorative procedures done before you get the crown. These may include:
Dental Associates of Morris County provides sedation dentistry options if you feel you need it for any of these procedures. BruxZir crown prep normally isn’t painful, though. It starts with a mild scraping of the tooth to rough up the surface. Digital images are taken and sent to the computer, which then creates your crown. Your dentist then seats and cements the crown in place.
How Long Do BruxZir Crowns Last?
It’s rare for BruxZir crowns to break or chip. When you follow a daily dental hygiene regimen closely and maintain regular visits to your Morris County dentist for professional cleaning, BruxZir crowns can remain viable for decades.
BruxZir crowns look and feel so much like the rest of your teeth, you won’t even know you have artificial replacements. Keep flossing and brushing at least twice a day. Eat healthy foods and keep your dental appointments to maintain your new crown and your overall dental health.