All About Crowns/Bridges
Our goal is to provide dentistry that is beautiful. 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 porcelain crowns to make the smile appear "as new". This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile. These treatments are used for a long lasting correction of major dental problems.
How long does it take?
Doing 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 made of plastic.
On the next visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then place the final crown. You will have a new beautiful looking tooth.
What can a crown do?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, decay or wear and tear. Crowns are made from
either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. 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 occasional 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. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause "appearance" problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges or veneers can solve these problems. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.