Most dentistry looks like your teeth have changed. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.
When damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and seemingly beyond repair, we can use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear as good as new. This is an extremely reliable and effective technique for repairing the most severe dental problems. Porcelain crowns can permanently replace missing teeth and offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are known for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we produce by using this technology. Crowns are used as long-lasting corrections of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years.
How long does it take to place a dental crown?
Placing a crown requires at least 2 visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
During the next visit, we remove the temporary crown, fit, and then adjust the final crown. Finally, we cement the crown into place, resulting in a beautiful, new tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crowns and bridgework are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected through these techniques. The materials used in these repairs include high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. An even higher strength of porcelain and gold material is recommended to treat the worst dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, where teeth have broken away because of excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is generally caused by hairline cracks in the chewing area of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause the appearance of problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canals, crowns can prevent teeth from breaking.