Also known as caps, dental crowns satisfy multiple treatment goals:
- • Strengthen cracked, broken, or heavily decayed teeth
- • Restore aesthetics of stained, chipped, out of line teeth
- • Recommended for teeth with large restorations and/or a root canal
They achieve all of this by completely enclosing all surfaces of the tooth above the gum line.
We work with patients case by case to choose a suitable material, taking into consideration durability, aesthetics, & function.
- Such a versatile treatment naturally has multiple options for restorative material.
- • Resistant to chipping
- • Less tooth structure removed
- • Does not match color of other teeth
Porcelain Fused to Metal
- • Best compromise between aesthetics & durability
- • Color matched porcelain is layered on top of a metal foundation
- • Most aesthetic option
- • Perfect for front teeth
- • Not as tough as other two materials
Crowns take 2 appointments to complete.
During the first appointment the tooth is reshaped, an impression is taken, & a temporary crown is placed.
A temporary crown serves two purposes:
- • Protects the tooth from sensitivity
- • Holds the space for the permanent crown
The impression is sent to a lab where the permanent crown is made.
10-12 days later the permanent crown returns, the temporary is removed, & the final crown is cemented in place.