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 all-porcelain crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. It is usual for these treatments to last for decades, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a traditionally designed crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. At this appointment, we also take an intraoral impression of the prepared tooth which the dental laboratory uses to fabricate your permanent crown.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental CrownS
- 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 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 is either high-grade porcelain. A higher strength of the porcelain is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. 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 is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part 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 “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in these cases as well. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.