Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace defective crowns and large fillings when needed with new porcelain crowns that look and feel like your natural teeth.
When damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and beyond repair using a traditional composite filling, we can use porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crowns to restore the tooth. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction. It is usual for properly cared for crowns to last 10 to 20 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 requires two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, prep the tooth, and fit it with a temporary resin 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 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 is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to metal. Where accidental damage has occurred or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of the breakdown of old fillings , dental crowns can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is many times due to hairline cracks in the biting surface of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth many times 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 cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal, crowns can prevent breakage.