Dental Crowns

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use tooth colored ceramic or gold crowns/cap. Generally speaking very large cavities or existing fillings that fill more than 50% of the tooth structure weaken the core of the tooth, making the tooth more susceptible to fracture. Placing a dental crown may help prolong the life of your natural tooth. We pride ourselves for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technique. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is not umcommon for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

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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 of either plastic or metal.

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

  • May save a decayed tooth or tooth with large filling
  • Offers support and better esthetics 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, cavities or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either a ceramic, zirconia or high-grade gold bonded to the tooth. Ceramic crowns have advanced over the past decade and may be your best choice for the material your crown is made of. 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, dental crowns and/or dental 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 most often 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.