Creating That Perfect Beautiful Smile Every Time using Dental Crowns!
A dental crown is essentially a “cap that is placed over an existing tooth. It is tooth shaped and used to restore a tooth to its appropriate size, strength and appearance. Dental crowns are permanently cemented into place and function as a natural tooth.
Reason for Crowns:
Broken, fractured or decayed teeth.
Root canal treated teeth.
Large or broken down fillings.
A crown procedure in the past usually required two appointments. However, because of the advancement in technology we are able to do a crown in one visit. The crown is designed by CAD/CAM (see video). This offers the most advanced technology and allows us to pass on time-saving benefits to our patients. No more temporaries to worry about coming off or breaking. Using a computer, the new crown is designed and fabricated in our office. The finished porcelain crown is characterized to a custom shade and then glazed in a ceramic oven to achieve a highly smoothed surface that is resistant to staining and fractures.
However, there are times that individuals may need the traditional porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crown. This is because the patient has an extremely heavy bite or either the patient is a grinder. If this is the circumstance, then a two visit appointment will be necessary for this restoration.