When a large portion of your natural tooth is lost due to trauma or decay, a dental crown is usually necessary in order to save the tooth and give it proper form and function. Aesthetically, our crowns are made to look as close to a natural tooth as possible.
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 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 have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Functionally supports a tooth better than a large filling
- Looks completely natural, and can improve the aesthetics that filling material cannot.
- Can improve chewing function.
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. 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.