Most dental restorations are designed to look like natural teeth. We make dental crowns and fillings with materials that look and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible.
When damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, or when a tooth has been previously treated with root canal therapy, a dental crown may be required to help strengthen and restore the tooth to function properly. We take pride in the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is not uncommon unsual for crowns to last anywhere from 7 to 15 years. In some cases, even longer, 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 at least 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, make any necessary adjustments to the permanent crown, and permanently cement it.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Strengthen weakened teeth or broken teeth
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
- Looks completely natural
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. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold, depending upon where the tooth is located in your mouth. Where accidental damage has occurred, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns 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. Crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.