A dental crown (cap) is used when a tooth has lost a significant amount of tooth structure or is comprised by large failing tooth fillings. Crowns are also used when the shade of the tooth need to be changed. A crown covers the whole tooth in all dimensions above the gums.
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our cosmetic prosthodontists provide dentistry that is undetectable. We deliver custom crowns that look and feel like your natural tooth. Each crown is hand-crafted by one of our skilled, in-house technicians.
What is the crown procedure?
Restoring a tooth with a crown usually requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, make a digital impression and place a temporary crown.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and try in the final crown. If it meets our high standards for fit and aesthetics, the crown will be securely cemented.
We are capable of doing a crown in a day if the circumstance warrants due to our advanced technology and in-house laboratory.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns:
- A protective, aesthetic covering over a compromised tooth
- Can be anchored by an implant to replace a missing tooth
- Looks completely natural
- May be used to repair functional problems with the bite
- Seals over a tooth with a painful crack
- Covers a root-canal treated tooth
What materials are used for crowns?
Our prosthodontists have years of training and experience in material science. Depending on the location of the tooth and it’s current situation, they will choose the best restorative option for long term success. The materials we use for crowns are:
- High-strength glass ceramics (i.e. Lithium Disilicate, e.Max)
- High-strength crystalline ceramics (i.e. Zirconia)
- Porcelain fused to gold