Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that goes unnoticed to that our work is virtually undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make your smile look like your natural teeth. Placing a dental crown is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems and restoration–usually lasting up to 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as a dental treatment can get.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Repairs smile and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crowns and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Even major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold, which is recommended for the most serious dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution for lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieve the pain and allow a return of full dental function. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
For the next visit, we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. To finish, we will cement the crown into place, leaving you with a new, beautiful looking smile.
Dr. Chen can provide complete details on the variety of options that fit with your lifestyle.