What are Dental Crowns?
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental work with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
When damage to a person’s tooth is high, and the patient is no longer a candidate for a filling on that tooth, we can use porcelain or gold crowns to restore health and protection to the tooth. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. 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?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a tooth-colored temporary crown.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Then we will cement the crown into place so you have a new, beautiful tooth.
Key Benefits of Crowns
- Replace missing tooth structure and protect healthy tooth structure remaining
- Offer support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Look and feel completely natural
- Fix “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. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or full high-noble 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, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Dr. Foley and Dr. Jacobson will often provide a recommendation for the type of crown that will work best. In nearly every situation, patients are good candidates for beautiful porcelain crowns.
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. It also expands the tooth’s lifespan significantly. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause esthetic issues due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.