Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crowns to strengthen these teeth. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, and offers a complete smile and functional bite. We are proud of 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.
We also replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
How long does it take?
Preparing a tooth for a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a provisional crown.
On the subsequent visit we will remove the provisional crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and perform slight bite adjustments if necessary.
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain fused to precious metal. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away from excessive wear, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Sometimes 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.