Esthetic enhancement of ceramic crowns with zirconia dowels and cores: A clinical report


Toksavul S. , TURKUN M. , TOMAN M.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, vol.92, no.2, pp.116-119, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2004.03.032
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-119

Abstract

There has been an increase in the use of esthetic metal-free ceramic crowns in restoring endodontically treated teeth or teeth with severe coronal destruction. Tooth-colored dowels and cores are used to enhance the esthetic result. This report describes the treatment of a patient with bilateral maxillary supernumerary lateral incisors, a severe malocclusion, and maxillary anterior tooth discoloration. Treatment included heat-pressed, metal-free ceramic crowns supported by zirconia ceramic dowel-and-core foundations.