Metal-ceramic crowns

Metal-ceramic crowns Wuppertal. In the dental clinic “Tsypin” restoration of teeth is carried out with the help of metal-ceramic prostheses. We install metal-ceramic crowns in Germany, and we also provide a guarantee for the work performed.

Memo to the patient – all about metal-ceramic crowns

What is metal-ceramic?

Metal-ceramic crowns are a cap with a reliable metal frame, which ensures the strength and durability of the structure. A layer of opaque is applied on top of the metal, and then layers of ceramic. The cap is made in a dental laboratory. After fixation, a layman will not be able to distinguish the ceramic layer from the patient’s own tooth.

The prosthesis is fixed using medical composite or glass ionomer materials on a pre-turned tooth. If it is badly damaged, a metal tab is installed in advance, which ensures a tight connection.

Advantages and disadvantages of metal-ceramic crowns

The reliability of a durable metal frame allows you to fully use the prosthesis, like natural teeth. You will be able to bite and chew solid food. In addition to resistance to high chewing loads, the design is aesthetic and hygienic. Less stone or plaque forms on the surface of the ceramic layer. The covering is not subject to caries, pigmentation, is not erased, and the main thing keeps color throughout all service life. Metal-ceramic crowns Wuppertal.

Easy Care

No special measures are required, it is enough to take care of it, as you would your own teeth – brush every day and use dental floss. Chips on the prosthesis occur no more often than on natural teeth, and to eliminate them without removing the structure, one visit to the dentist is enough.

Life time.

A significant advantage is considered to be a long service life – up to 15 years. For example, German Duceram crowns are made of high-quality metal-ceramic and can last 12-15 years without caries or changes in the gum tissue.


  • wear resistance
  • Robust design
  • Naturalness
  • Availability (cheaper than zirconium and E-max


  • Not suitable for patients with metal allergies
  • Requires more turning than zirconia or E-max crowns
  • Not always suitable for the restoration of the “smile” zone

What determines the price of a crown? Wuppertal

In the price list, all prices are exclusively “turnkey”. In addition to work, this amount includes:

  1. Cost – depends on the type of construction
  • Traditional – from an alloy of non-precious metals: titanium, nickel, cobalt, chromium. Budget, but less aesthetic – a dark frame is seen through, over time, they give the gum an unnatural shade.
  • Metal ceramics based on precious alloys: gold, silver, palladium, platinum, etc. The material gives a natural shade due to the natural yellowness of the alloy. Mid-budget segment.
  • Crown with shoulder mass. Made from metal alloy. The edge of the structure is reinforced with ceramic mass. Thus, the gum does not come into contact with the metal and does not turn blue. Shoulder weight surcharge required.

2. Installation method.

If the crown is installed on your own tooth, the preparation of the unit and the removal of casts are included. In the case of installation on an implant, the cost will be higher if implantation and bone grafting are not included in the turnkey price.

Separately paid:

  • unit treatment, if necessary;
  • removal of the nerve with further filling of the canals;
  • strengthening the tooth with a pin or tab (with severe destruction).

Indications and contraindications metal-ceramic crowns

Dentures are installed if there is a serious destruction of the tooth. A list of indications and contraindications will help determine the need for prosthetics in your particular case. For example, alternative methods may be required – for minor chips or cracks, veneers may be placed, and sometimes a dental bridge may be required. Metal-ceramic crowns Wuppertal.


  • the tooth is destroyed more than 50%;
  • critical abrasion of enamel;
  • bite anomalies that are not amenable to orthodontic treatment;
  • replacement of old orthopedic structures.


  • defects of the abutment tooth (root crack, cyst, periodontitis, periostitis);
  • acute form of periodontitis / periodontal disease;
  • metal allergy.

Metal-ceramic crowns prosthetics

In what clinical cases is it possible to install a metal-ceramic crown? There are three areas of application:

  1. One tooth damaged.

Recovery of a unit depends on its location:

  • Single crowns on the frontal group or in the “smile zone”. The prosthesis must have not only mechanical strength, but also high aesthetics. Metal-ceramic can be placed on the front teeth if the budget does not allow for an E-max or zirconia denture.
  • On chewing teeth – molars and premolars. Metal-ceramic constructions are most often placed in the lateral compartments. The chewing units have a greater load during chewing than the front ones. Durable metal-ceramic dentures can withstand serious strain.

2. Several adjacent units need to be restored.

What if several teeth in a row begin to decay? In this case, a bridge prosthesis is placed. The bridge can be installed even if 6 units in a row are damaged.

3. Jaw reconstruction.

In the case of partial or full adentia, a full metal-ceramic cover denture is placed on four or six implants. After implantation, the prosthesis is fixed on the abutments with screws or cement.

The stages of a metal-ceramic crown

Metal-ceramic crowns Wuppertal. The installation only takes place if there is no inflammation and the root and gum are healthy. Therefore, the period of prosthetics depends on the clinical picture. If no additional treatment is required, all steps take 3 days. It is possible to perform prosthetics without removing the nerve, but there is a risk of burning the vessels and the development of pulpitis under the construction, so most often a depulpation is performed.

  • Preparation for the crown.

Includes several stages of preparation. Primary – examination with diagnosis (X-ray). Preparation – therapeutic treatment (removal of stones or caries) is carried out after evaluation of the condition. The pulp is removed, the root canals are filled – the tooth is ready to be grinded and cast. The resurfacing is done solely under anesthesia.

  • Making.

Dentures are made from impressions in a dental laboratory.

  • Fitting and fixation.

The denture is tried on and adjusted to fit comfortably in the mouth. A comfortable fit is achieved, and then the construction is fixed with dental cement mortar.

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