Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable and looks completely natural. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your own teeth Where damage to a tooth is extreme and apparently beyond repair, we use all-ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-gold crowns to restore the tooth. 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. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a crown?

Fitting a crown usually requires two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a 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, giving you with a beautiful new tooth that looks and feels completely natural.

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crowns and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused through accidents, disease, or daily wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. The material used in these restorations is either high-grade ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-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 posterior teeth with fillings, which is usually due to hairline fractures in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth can relieve the discomfort and allow a return of full dental function for these teeth. In anterior 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.