Porcelain Crown Materials and Production Procedure

MATERIALS USED FOR PORCELAIN CROWNS USED AT OUR DENTAL CENTER

Non-metal Emax/Zirconia/Vita porcelain crown (CAD/CAM) – Non-metal Emax/Zirconia/Vita porcelain crown on implant (10 years warranty at our center) are used up to 90% at Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center.

This is the restoration that has the best natural beauty as real teeth which is composed of a porcelain frame inside and outside covered by many layers of cosmetic porcelain with nano technology. It is also designed and manufactured by CAD/CAM technology at our Lab in-house to ensure the highest level of accuracy. Furthermore, this restoration will avoid the state of ‘dark collar’ after years of using.

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  • Nano Emax (Ivoclar Vivadent) offer the fit, form and function which is expected from pressed ceramics. In addition, they offer improved flexural strength (400 MPa). With optimized esthetic properties creating all-ceramic restorations that offer true-to-nature results, Nano Emax is usually used for front teeth
  • Non-metal Lava – Ultimate porcelain crown (3M ESPE) is a type of Nano Ceramic resin from the US using the Nano Technology and suitable thermal procedure producing a special compound which is not only as natural as real teeth (therefore can be used for front teeth) but also very hard (so they can also be used for back teeth)
  • Non-metal Full Zirconia porcelain crown (Ivoclar Vivadent) is a type of porcelain crown made only from Zirconia material – a very hard type of non-metal. However, as zirconia does not have the natural teeth look, it is usually used for back teeth (especially for crowns on implants) to achieve the best chewing ability.
  • Crystal Ultra porcelain is suitable for crowns on implants, 3-unit bridges,… At 480 MPa, Crystal Ultra’s compressive strength is the strongest of all of the esthetic all ceramics and ceramic hybrids on the market. Crystal Ultra porcelain crown can be completed within 1 day. Crystal Ultra is registered with the Food And Drugs Administration (FDA).

Precious metal crowns (Gold, Platin, Paalladium,…) are crowns with frames made of highly valuable metals such as gold, platin, palladium,… covered with many layers porcelain for good biological impact, hardness and aesthetic factors. The only disadvantage of this solution is its high cost.

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Additionally, we also use titanium porcelain crown & bridge – Titanium porcelain crown on implant (10 years warranty at our center) – a restoration which is as natural as real teeth. It is composed of a titanium frame inside and covered by many layers of cosmetic porcelain outside.

PORCELAIN CROWN PRODUCTION PROCEDURE

At Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center, we have our own Lab in-house with the most advanced CAD/CAM techniques to ensure the high quality of each crown or veneer or bridge made and also save our clients’ time.

  • All technology and equipment in our Lab are imported directly from the US, Germany or Japan with the most advanced and up-to-date techniques.
  • All the materials used are either Noritake porcelain Ceramco 3 (produced by Denstply) are imported from the US, Germany or Japan including all the minor materials.
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Noritake material

The Production of a Porcelain Crown/Veneer is carried our as followed:

  • Our dental lab technician receives the client’s file from the oral scan machine (for single porcelain crown or 3-unit bridge) or receive study cast from our dentists (4 units and more)
  • Scan the study cast (8-10 mins)
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Scanned impression

  • Design the crown(s) using the advanced Exocad software
  • Insert the forming into a mowing-machine
  • The product is put inside a furnace (duration is usually 10-12 hours)
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Dental furnace

  • Sculp the crown
  • Put the crown inside the furnace (Ivoclar Programat P310) for about 18-20 minutes
  • Stain, glaze using the Zirkon Zahn stain kit (Made in Germany)
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Zirkon Zahn stain kit

  • Complete crown is returned to the doctors after 2-4 days (depending on the quantity and difficulty of each case)

Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center

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Patient Review By Mrs Carol and Mr Jack Bernardi

The service and staff are 1st rate, they are the most pleasant and polite, they make you feel comfortable. as for the dentist they are most gentle and caring i have come across. i would recommend you anytime. from my husband and myself i would like to say thankyou for your care until next time.

- Mrs Carol and Mr Jack Bernardi

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Patient Review By Scott A

Overall this experience was the best dental care I have ever recieved, from them shuttling me from my hotel the first day, to the beautiful receptionist whom warmly welcome me on each visit,and of course the top notch proffesionalism displayed by the doctors. My teeth feel and look better than they have in the last ten years and the work done appears so natural no one can even tell they are crowns.

- Scott A

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Patient Review By Laila H

it was a good experience for me and my husband ,all the staff very friendly doctors very profosional , fast treament , i would recommend this clinic to any one.

- Laila H

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Patient Review By Rebecca Catherine F

My mother and I have had extensive dental work here over 2 weeks. Teeth whitening, root canal, fillings, crowns, implant and bridge. Dr Hung and his team have been so professional and caring throughout the whole process, especially with me being scared of the dentist. I couldn't of asked for a better experience here and I have and will be reccomending their services to my friends and family. Thankyou Dr Hung and team for looking after my mother and I we couldn't be happier! We absolutely love our new smiles!

- Rebecca Catherine F

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Patient Review By Grace

Dr Hung's Dental Clinic offers excellent dental treatment. I'm very pleased with the results. I have been looked after very well. From day one, transfer from the airport, till the last day I have been offered top dental and medical care. All the doctors, nurses and admin staff have been very professional. Dentist are very skillful, gentle and they pay amazing attention to detail. Dr. Hung's clinic is very well equipped with modern dental instruments and facilities and offers the highest standard of dental treatment. I'm very happy with my porcelain crowns, veneers and RCT (Root Canal Treatment). On top of that all the teeth were treated without any pain. I have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend Dr. Hung's clinic to anybody that wants the highest standard of dental treatment. The most important is the factor that Dr. Hung will see you the day of your first treatment and he will check final results and will see you final day of your treatment . I appreciate that a lot. It shows his highly ethical approach and responsibility. Welcome to contact me any time. Kind Regards, Grace. Melbourne, Australia."Treatment Received : Porcelain CrownTotal Amount Paid : AU$5,000

- Grace

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Patient Review By Janie

I cannot say enough about the service we received by Dr Hung and the team here. My fiancé travelled to Vietnam for the sole reason to have his teeth fixed. I was able to communicate with them via e-mail and was kept up to date. They were even able to meet my fiancé at the airport. His teeth are wonderful and it has changed his life I would recommend Dr Hung to anyone who was thinking about getting dental work.

- Janie

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