Dental Crowns

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear like new. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is 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?

This new technology allows for digital impressions, with a CAD/CAM machine that creates the model . This can be adjusted by the dentist and can actually be viewed in a 3D model in the patients mouth before it is even fabricated. The tooth can then be milled and bonded onto the tooth without need for messy impressions or temporary crowns. These crowns can made in about 2 1/2 hours in our office.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

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

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is 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, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns 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 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 are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.