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, we use crowns to restore function and form. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing teeth, even permanently replacing missing teeth with the use of bridges to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. These treatments are used as a long-lasting solution. It is usual for these treatments to last for many years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown typically requires two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a tooth-colored temporary 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
- 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 dental conditions caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Material used in these repairs is either porcelain, porcelain bonded to noble metals, or full gold. 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, crowns and/or 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 and larger fillings can both weaken and discolor the teeth. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns are usually necessary to prevent breakage of the tooth.