Crowns and Cosmetic Dentistry

A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. We offer the highest level of comfort and care for dental crowns involving all mix of materials based on your personal needs and desires.

Types of Dental Crowns

  • Highest noble gold alloy crowns on back teeth for durability.
  • Highest noble metal alloy with porcelain fused for "white" esthetic durable surface.
  • Highest esthetic all porcelain crowns provided with care and detail.
  • Newest crown option with the all Zirconia crown! This is the most durable "white" crown available on the market. The solid material will not experience traditional veneer material fracture.

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:

  1. Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
  2. Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  3. Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes one to two weeks).
  4. Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the custom-made crown is being created.
  5. Applying the custom-made crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth.
  6. After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

This process generally consists of a minimum of two to three visits over a three to four week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.
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