Dental Crowns

We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel similar to your natural teeth. Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain on metal crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is a reliable technique for repairing 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.

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. Then, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Repairs broken teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks more natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework can be a very reliable solution for dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Dental problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to metal. 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 dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.