Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental 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 to replace missing tooth structure. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite in conjunction with implants. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is not unusual for these treatments to last for up to 20 or 30 years.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Most crowns in our office can be finished in one visit. In about 2 hours, a crown can be permanently cemented with CEREC. Sometimes, it is necessary to make a temporary crown and use an outside lab to fabricate a specific type of crown. In this case, a second visit is necessary.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Offers support to damaged 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 can include all porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal and other materials. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which can be due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth may relieve the pain and allow a return of full dental 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.