Modern dentistry offers many ways to restore and maintain optimal oral health. The strength and beauty of dental materials continue to improve, but the dentist’s skills make a significant difference in the outcome. We use the best techniques and materials for comprehensive care to restore even the most heavily damaged teeth.
Sometimes teeth show significant damage from cavities, heavy bite forces, trauma, or dietary habits. If root canal treatment is done to salvage a compromised nerve, the tooth may be weak and susceptible to breaking. Dental crowns, or caps, allow us to rebuild these teeth with materials that mimic nature. Most “capped” teeth are indistinguishable from natural teeth, and they’re also durable and comfortable.
Crowns can repair a single tooth, multiple teeth (including the entire mouth), or be used with dental implants to replace missing teeth. They’re also helpful when a tooth has large fillings and shows signs of cracking.
A Predictable Process
Once we plan your case, you’ll schedule two appointments to restore your tooth with a crown. At the first visit, the tooth is shaped so that porcelain can be crafted on a model by a master lab technician. We send all the information to a specialized lab to create your new crown. We also make a temporary crown to function normally for 2-3 weeks until the permanent crown arrives for placement.
After the technician spends a few hours on your new crown in the lab, you’ll return for the second appointment. We evaluate the crown’s appearance and fit and bond it firmly into place. After a minor adjustment to your bite and a final polish, you’re ready to enjoy one of the finest restorations in dentistry.