Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We can replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth, and when properly mantained have a life span of 15-30 years.
Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, have portions destroyed by tooth decay, or have large unsightly restorations.
A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or porcelain fused to metal. In modern dentistry however, the most aesthetic option for dental crowns (or caps) are porcelain crowns. Nothing replicates natural enamel and dentin better than porcelain.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth structure remaining to support a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a master dental ceramist to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. It is then sculpted just for you to gain ideal aesthetics, and so that your bite functions normally once the crown is placed.
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