Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing 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 zirconia, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal crowns to make the smile appear “as new”.  These extremely reliable treatments are used for long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is not usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, 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, prepare/shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal. The prepared tooth will be digitally scanned and that digital impression will be sent to the lab for the permanent crown to be fabricated.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the permanent crown. 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, fractured teeth or excessive wear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. 

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which may be 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.