All-ceramic restorations, also known as all-ceramic crowns or all-ceramic dental restorations, are dental prosthetics made entirely of ceramic material. They restore damaged or missing teeth' function, strength, and appearance. Unlike traditional restorations that incorporate metal components, all-ceramic restorations are metal-free and offer a more natural and aesthetically pleasing result. At Dr. Nashed's office, all-ceramic restorations are typically made from dental ceramic materials such as porcelain or zirconia. These materials are biocompatible, durable, and have a tooth-like appearance, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. All-ceramic restorations also provide excellent aesthetic results.
Types of All-Ceramic Restorations
All-ceramic crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fully encase a damaged or decayed tooth. They restore the tooth's shape, size, and strength while providing a natural appearance. All-ceramic crowns are commonly used for front teeth, where aesthetics are a primary concern.
All-ceramic bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth (pontic) attached to two crowns placed on the adjacent teeth. All-ceramic bridges blend seamlessly with the natural teeth, offering a functional and aesthetic replacement for missing teeth.
All-ceramic veneers are thin shells bonded to the teeth' front surface to improve their appearance. They can address discoloration, misalignment, or minor chips or cracks. All-ceramic veneers provide a natural-looking smile enhancement.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair moderately damaged teeth. Inlays are used when the restoration is placed within the tooth grooves, while onlays are used when the restoration covers one or more tooth cusps. All-ceramic inlays and onlays offer strength, durability, and aesthetics.
The Benefits of All-Ceramic Restorations
Strength and Durability
Ceramic materials used in all-ceramic restorations are strong and durable, capable of withstanding normal biting and chewing forces. Advanced ceramic materials, such as zirconia, offer exceptional strength and fracture resistance, making them suitable for anterior and posterior teeth restorations.
Ceramic materials used in all-ceramic restorations are well-tolerated by the oral tissues and have a low risk of causing allergic reactions or sensitivity. They are considered biocompatible, making them suitable for many patients.
Ceramic materials used in all-ceramic restorations are highly resistant to staining. They are less likely to discolor or stain over time than composite resin or porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations.
All-ceramic restorations closely mimic the natural appearance of teeth. The ceramic material used in these restorations can be color-matched to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, resulting in a virtually indistinguishable restoration from natural teeth.
For the best dental care, visit Dr. Nashed's office at 4200 E Pacific Coast Highway Suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90804. You may also call us at (562) 498-5788. Our Orthodontist in Arcadia CA or Orthodontist in Long Beach, CA, will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and recommend the best restoration option to restore your teeth's function and enhance your smile's appearance.