Friday, April 19, 2013

Indestructible Crowns - Dental Crowns Guaranteed Not To Break!

Many people don't realize it, but our molars take quite a bit of pounding everyday when we eat, and if you are a clencher or grinder, the abuse doesn't stop there and continues for hours during the night.

It's a common occurence in dentist's offices.  You have a molar that suffered extensive damage and broke, but your dentist was able to save it by making and cementing a crown on it.  Even though the molar is in the back of the mouth, you can still see it, so when the dentist suggested a gold crown as the strongest option, you did not like the idea, and the next best choice was a PFM or porcelain fused to metal crown.

Generally porcelain fused to metal crowns have been the crowns most dentists have chosen for decades because they are strong and look like a tooth, but when the gums recede and the margins are visible they show a dark collar around the margin.  If that wasn't enough, in less than ideal conditions, they can break and the grey metal jacket under the porcelain can look very unesthetic.

In the majority of cases these porcelain fused to metal crowns last many years and don't break, but often in less than ideal conditions, one comes back broken.

Lucky for us that in the last five years, research in dental materials has produced a new crown called BruxZir made from a material called zirconia that is so strong that it is virtually unbreakable in the mouth.

The laboratory that developed it, is so confident in the strenght of the crowns they produce, that they created a short video clip to illustrate the comparison between the conventional porcelain fused to metal crown and a BruxZir crown.

Watch the video clip below, as it is self explanatory.


Incredible, isn't it?  Now we have a great option to protect the back molars that is strong and looks good too.  Oh, and due to the high price of gold, zirconia crowns are less expensive and save you money.

If you would like more information about BruxZir crowns that are guaranteed not to break, don't hesitate to call our office with a question, or to schedule an appointment.

West Palm Beach Dentist
Carlos Boudet, DDS
Phone: (561) 968 6022
1840 Forest Hill Blvd Suite # 204
West Palm Beach, Florida  33406


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