Dental Crowns

Our goal is to provide dentistry that looks natural and undetectable. We can replace existing failing or mismatched crowns and fillings with crowns that look and feel like your natural teeth. if only one or two crowns need to be replaced in an area that shows, you might want to consider whitening your other teeth prior to redoing crowns. Whitening will not lighten the color of a crown.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, we can use all porcelain crowns or porcelain bonded to gold crowns to make your smile attractive and natural looking. 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. Patients often ask how long a crown will last. The answer is that if I do my job properly, i.e. preparation, impression and final placement, I choose a reputable high quality lab, and the patient does their job correctly, i.e. daily brushing and flossing and professional cleanings at least 2 or 3 times per year, a crown can last decades. 

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, Take an impression, and fit it with a custom made temporary composite crown.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then try in the permanent crown, making any minor necessary adjustments. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and 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 gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. 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 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. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage of the treated tooth.