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, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or other tooth colored materials to make the smile appear “as new”. 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. We are renowned for 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.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. In some instances these two visits can even be scheduled on the same day. Initially, we will shape the tooth, remove decay, take impressions or digitally scan the teeth and then place 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 and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Offers support to misshapen, weak or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
- Can be used as part of a fixed bridge to replace missing teeth
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 ceramics or porcelain bonded to metal. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken down through excessive wear, or as the result of large old fillings, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have pain from back teeth with large fillings. This is sometimes due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth that are significant enough to weaken the tooth and elicit pain upon chewing. Placing crowns on these teeth can relieve 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 and sometimes porcelain veneers are suitable restorations in cases like this. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.