CROWNS - SINGLE VISIT
A crown, sometimes referred to as a "cap", is an artificial covering cemented over an existing tooth that has been specially prepared by your dentist (somewhat like a thimble over your finger).
Each of your teeth depend on the others to help you eat and speak. When one or more are damaged, the health of the others can be threatened. It may become hard for you to chew, or the appearance of your smile may change. If you are having problems with one or more of your teeth, a crown can help restore normal function.
Your dentist may recommend a crown if your tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling or is severely damaged by decay. Crowns can restore a tooth to its original shape, strengthen a tooth and improve your overall appearance. Crowning is a long-term restorative procedure that can usually be completed in two appointments. Crowns are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.
BENEFITS OF CROWNS
Repair chipped or fractured teeth
Teeth can be lightened to any shade
Fill gaps in teeth
Restore and maintain your bite
Improve your smile and chewing ability
Last longer than any other type of restoration
TYPES OF CROWNS
Dental crowns that will show when you smile are usually made of porcelain or have a veneer of porcelain on the surface to match your natural teeth. We're happy to provide single-visit restorations with our CEREC technology (LINK).
PORCELAIN FUSED TO METAL
These are a cross between metal and porcelain crowns.
The classic metal dental crown is made of gold alloy. Dentists find gold to be a very workable metal and one which fits precisely. Gold also withstands biting and chewing and will not chip. Gold crowns are potentially the longest lasting type of crown. Over the years, a variety of metal alloys have been put to use in the making of crowns. These are the most expensive type of crown.
The primary goal in dentistry is to restore teeth to their normal form and proper function. Crowning is an aggressive form of treatment because the entire tooth surface must be reduced and replaced with an artificial material.
Crowns are not the treatment of choice for purely aesthetic improvement. There are other options available such as Onlays or Snap on Smile to provide less invasive, effective smile enhancement.
CARING FOR CROWNS
To keep your restored teeth in the best possible shape, making caring for your teeth a routine part of your life. With proper oral hygiene, crowns can last as long as 25 years.
Brush around your crowned tooth thoroughly to remove debris
See your dentist regularly to add to the life of your crowns