Crowns - Materials and Techniques for the Best Results
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
One crown type does not fit all, as new materials are evolving routinely. Neither does one technique suit every clinical situation. The array of crown types is daunting, and it is difficult to determine which type is best for each varied clinical situation. This video describes a rational procedure to select the best material type for each specific patient’s esthetic needs, occlusion, caries activity, and financial ability. Included topics are: differences in current materials; tooth preparation differences; the most adequate digital or conventional impressions; and how to cement without debonding. You and your patients will benefit from this research and clinical technique presentation.
Table of Contents
Why Is There Confusion About Crown Types?
Factors Relating to the Decision on Appropriate Crown Type
Types of Crowns and Expected Longevity
Are Crown Preparations Different for the Various Crown Types?
Impressions - Conventional or Digital?
Characteristics of Types of Crowns
Types of Crowns - Gold Alloy
Types of Crowns - Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal
Types of Crowns - Full-Strength Zirconia 3Y Zirconia/Generation 1
Types of Crowns - Translucent, Esthetic, Anterior Zirconia 7Y Zirconia/Generation 2
Types of Crowns - Translucent, Esthetic, Anterior Zirconia 5Y Zirconia/Generation 3
Types of Crowns - Translucent Zirconia Coming
Types of Crowns - Veneered Full-Strength Zirconia (Zirconia-Based)
Types of Crowns -Lithium Disilicate
Types of Crowns - Lithium Silicate
Types of Crowns - Polymer
Comparing Crown Types for Patient Consideration
Informed Consent for Patients
Are Different Cements Necessary?