Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to create undetectable dentistry. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.

If a tooth is beyond repair with composites and onlays, we can use gold, porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns to enhance your smile.

We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes this technology allows us to create. Treatment provides long-lasting correction of major dental problems, lasting up to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

 

How long does it take?

Restoring a tooth with a crown can often be completed with a single visit to our office.  Occasionally,  two visits to our office is required.

Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, scan with our CEREC system, mill a permanent crown and bond your permanent crown into place in one visit.

On crowns that require laboratory work, a temporary crown in placed on the first visit and at the second visit, we will remove the temporary crown, and then cement the final crown.

 

Key Benefits

  • Offers support to misshapen or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes smile and functional chewing problems

 

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crowns are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. The material we use is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold.  A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat serious problems.

Many people have unexplained pain from fillings in back teeth; this is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows full dental function to return.

In front teeth, older fillings can weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not.

In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent fracture of the compromised root canal treated tooth.

 

Crowns – Before

After