Dentafly are one of the market leaders in the cosmetic dental industry and hugely respected internationally. In this article they shine the light on ‘Braces or Dental Crowns ?”
Braces have been used for quite a while now. Archaeologists have found mummies from ancient Egypt that have braces on the person’s teeth. Archaeologists think that the first orthodontic treatment started around 1000 B.C in ancient Greek. There are findings of Aulus Cornelius Celsus that he tried to straighten teeth by applying pressure to some points. He kept a record of his experiments and he mentioned that they were a success. Of course, there is not much evidence to back up what he said but we understand that people have been trying to have the perfect teeth for a long time.
Not everyone likes the look of braces. Metal pieces and a string that always have tension and pressure are not something everyone would want. You cannot eat hard food because something wrong might happen such as the string might break and pierce your cheek. Altogether, it is an uncomfortable experience.
Experiencing all these problems, Invisalign was created. Invisalign is able to eliminate almost all of the bad experiences of braces. However, it is required to use for at least 6 months. The pressure felt is still there but no more walking around with metal on your teeth.
What about dental crowns? Similar to the braces, Archeologists have found dental crown restorations dating back to around 4000 years ago. On the island of Luzon located in the Philippines, skeletons were found with gold caps and restorations on their teeth.
With the current digital dentistry technology, it is much easier to have crowns to fix the problems in one’s teeth such as crooked, angled or extracted teeth. Digital dentistry does not require teeth to be prepared or shaved down, too much. Everything is designed on computers and CAD/CAM machines carve the design and the shape of the teeth perfectly so that it is easier and quicker to reach your dream teeth within 1 week.
Choosing Digital Monolithic Glass-Ceramic Zirconia crowns or Digital IPS E.max CAD/CAM Lithium Disilicate Veneers is up to you. Zirconia is a bit more strong compared to E.max but consuming daily products, both materials perform the same strength. The difference between these two materials is the looks. With E.max, it is possible to have more natural-looking teeth thanks to their translucency level.
With the digital system, the designers can fix the occlusion (biting position) and create aesthetically pleasing teeth in no time. Digital dentistry has no boundaries when it comes to giving patients what they want.
There are many colour and design options at Dentafly Dental Implant and Smile Studio for you to choose from. Their professional team is ready to help you right now. They are with you on every step of your treatment. Their laboratory will listen to you closely to design your dream teeth. You will get to see the design and the shape of each tooth before they are permanently cemented and to small adjustments.
Braces are a possible option but with the help of digital dentistry, getting dental crowns is much easier and quicker option for patients all around the world.
UK Patient Coordinator Dave