Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain metal crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems.
How long does it take to get a dental crown?
A crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and place a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
At the next visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs are porcelain, or porcelain bonded to metal, or gold.
Some people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth can relieve the pain and allows a return to full function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.