Dental Crowns

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and may appear beyond repair, we can usually use porcelain or gold crowns to make these teeth appear “as new”.  Crowns are an extremely reliable technique for repairing badly broken down teeth.  The final result is a complete smile and a functional bite. This treatment is used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for crowns to last more than 30 years.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove any decay, shape the tooth, take an impression, and fit it with a custom plastic temporary crown.

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 will have a beautiful and functional tooth.

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. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold.

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 and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. Root canal treated teeth often require a crown to prevent breakage.