CROWNS, BRIDGES and VENEERS
A crown (sometimes called a "cap") is used to restore a tooth that may be in danger of breaking and is often placed on a tooth that has had a root-canal. It covers and protects the entire tooth. A bridge is used when there is a tooth missing. It involves putting a crown on each tooth on either side of the missing tooth, and then a false tooth (or teeth) is suspended between the crowns. A single missing tooth requires a bridge of three units; one is for the missing tooth, which mounts with a crown to each of the neighboring teeth giving three. Generally, if you need a bridge for several missing teeth, the number of units is the missing teeth plus two. If there are multiple missing teeth in the front, we may need an additional two units for proper support.

At Rio Dental, patients can choose from porcelain fused to base metal, high noble XP, high noble elite II, ceramic empress or zirconia.. All Ceramic crowns/bridges are the best cosmetic crowns and are appropriate for teeth in the front, and visible in your smile.
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Porcelain Fused to Metal
(usually only used on back teeth)
  Porcelain Fused to Metal
with Porcelain margin
  All Ceramic (Empress)  
We also offer a Porcelain Fused to Metal with a porcelain margin Crown / Bridge. In this case, there is porcelain build-up along the front metal exposed surface eliminating the slight visible dark line at the gumline with regular Porcelain fused to Metal Crowns.

 

Crown Materials at Rio Dental in Mexico     The materials described below are used in dental labwork, crowns and veneers, when you go to Rio Dental in Mexico. These are the same materials used by dentists in the US. Prices indicated are per tooth.
Porcelain Fused to Base Metal crown   $289 ea. tooth
PFMcert
with porcelain margin   $309 ea. tooth
       
Lava Ultimate
available same day
  $399 ea. tooth
See Lava Ultimate page for more information on this type of crown or bridge. This crown can be made the SAME DAY your prep work is done, and is a highly durable and cosmetic product.
       
Porcelain Fused to High Noble Metal XP (51.8% Gold) crown   $399 ea. tooth
XP
with porcelain margin   $419 ea. tooth
       
Porcelain Fused to High Noble Metal Elite II (88.5% Gold) crown   $489 Elite II
with porcelain margin   $499
       

e.max

Metal Free

  $399 ea. tooth
Empress material is made of an extremely homogeneous leucite-based ceramic, which scatters light
like natural enamel and blends in well with its surroundings. Restorations fabricated with the material
exhibit lifelike translucency and a true-to-nature appearance. It demonstrates exceptional light-optical properties and strength values of 160 MPa. The highly aesthetic all-ceramic single tooth restorations, such as crowns and veneers blend in seamlessly with the surrounding dentition.
       
All Zirconia (Full Contour) crown   $449 ea. tooth

Zirconia is a ceramic material that has been used to create substructures in cosmetic dentistry to give crowns and bridges a whiter brighter more translucent quality. Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and is the preferred material for numerous medical applications including strong long-lasting artificial hip joints.Crowns and bridges based on Zirconia are the strongest and most aesthetically translucent restorations available in dentistry today -- up to five times stronger than all-porcelain restorations, nothing looks more like natural teeth.

This Crown or BRIDGE can be ready the NEXT MORNING

         
Zirconia-Stacked crown   $469 ea. tooth

This Zirconia crown has the base made from zirconia, but the remainder of the crown is made from porcelain. The porcelain creates a slightly more natural looking tooth that is more transluscent.

This Crown or BRIDGE can be ready the third day.


VENEERS

Porcelain veneers, or porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the front side of teeth so to make a cosmetic improvement. Porcelain veneers are routinely used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned.

Emax Veneers are cut from a solid block of material by a computer controlled milling machine. Each veneer is designed based on a digital scan of a model created from an impression taken by the dentist. It is because of this process that they can be produced very quickly and accurately. ( same process as used in Lava Ultimate, see video.)

 

 

SAME DAY Emax Veneers, $379 per tooth


 
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