Dental Crowns

Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We often can replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel more like your natural teeth.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown can often be done in one visit to our office with CEREC technology.  Occasionally a crown requires at least two visits to our office. In that case, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal in the first visit. 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

  • Replaces missing tooth structure
  • 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. Many problems can 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-metal 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 often be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is sometimes due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth often relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. These teeth may benefit from porcelain veneers, crowns, or bridges. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.