Porcelain Tooth Coating

1. What is Coating?

It is an aesthetically tooth-like artificial tooth made of various materials surrounding the tooth in cases where the enamel layer of the tooth is desired to be protected or deformed.

2. Why is the coating needed?

The primary purpose of the coating is to prolong the life of the teeth which are prone to fracture and the enamel layer is very damaged. Nowadays, aesthetic concerns are applied except for health. We do not recommend aesthetic coatings unless our patient is obsessed. Nothing replaces your own tooth.

3. How many kinds of coating are there?

Nowadays there are 3 kinds of coating. These ;

  • Metal Backed Porcelain Coating
  • Zirconium coating
  • E-Max.

4. Which coating should I choose?

The most important factor when choosing the coating is why it is applied and which tooth is applied to your teeth. E-max or Zirconium is recommended for aesthetic coating. Metal-supported porcelain is recommended for your posterior teeth or over-implant teeth.

5. What are the coating charges?

Coating fees are stated as the base price on the website of TDB. It varies according to the clinics and the quality of the material used. You can get help from the live support for the fee applied in our clinic.

6. What is the price of metal backed porcelain?

Coating fees are stated as the base price on the website of TDB. It varies according to the clinics and the quality of the material used. You can get help from the live support for the fee applied in our clinic.

7. What is the price of Zircon plating?

Coating fees are stated as the base price on the website of TDB. It varies according to the clinics and the quality of the material used. You can get help from the live support for the fee applied in our clinic.

8. What is the price of Emax coating?

Coating fees are stated as the base price on the website of TDB. It varies according to the clinics and the quality of the material used. You can get help from the live support for the fee applied in our clinic.

9. How long is the coating life?

The life of the coating in a healthy mouth is up to 10 years.

10. How do I know if there is a bruise under the coating?

It is not possible to determine if there is a bruise under your coating. If you feel pain or suffering, we recommend that you make an appointment.

11. Does my coating need to change anything to my teeth?

If you have a tooth that has been treated with root canal in the removal of old veneers or if there is a caries in the area between the root and the veneer that may lead to fracture, your tooth may have to be broken during removal. The health of the tooth is important in this part. Your doctor will apply the most accurate treatment.

12. Is my teeth covered?

Metal-backed coatings may have gingival staining. Metal supported coating is not recommended in the front region. Your teeth are unpredictable.

Nowadays, with the increase in aesthetic expectations, metal-supported porcelain coatings have been replaced with zirconium substructured metal-supported coatings called full ceramics. The aim of making zirconium is to obtain more natural and more aesthetic results. Natural teeth transmit light, have a certain transparency. Metal-backed porcelains provide a more matt, light-proof appearance due to the metal in the substructure.

Zirconium, on the other hand, has a light transmittance of the natural tooth, thus providing a more natural appearance. Zirconium is completely tissue-friendly, there is no risk of allergies, its compatibility with gingiva is better than metal-supported porcelain. In metal-supported coatings, the color of the metal may be reflected in the patient’s gums in the form of purplish stains. But even if the gingiva is pulled in zirconium, the tooth-gingival margin retains its aesthetic appearance.

Due to the brittle structure of porcelain crowns and bridges are required to use a hard, durable material as a substructure to increase the strength of porcelain in all coatings. In zirconium supports, this material is made of zirconium alloy. Zirconium supported porcelain crowns and bridges are as robust as metal supports.

What are the disadvantages?

The only disadvantage of zirconium backed porcelain is that it has a higher cost than metal backed porcelain.

When to apply?

Zirconium supported porcelain is applied in teeth with high material loss, in the presence of missing tooth, especially in the anterior areas where aesthetics gain more importance.