As we get a little older, our teeth begin to change and are prone to decay. There are many possible reasons for this change in your smile. These reasons can include bruxism(teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and many others. If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown. The reasons for this type of restoration in a badly damaged tooth are durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function.
Types of Crowns
Most crowns today ate made of very durable all porcelain materials. . You can be comfortable in knowing that your new tooth will be virtually unnoticeable and will flawlessly complement the rest of your smile.
Fractured cusp, large amalgam filling, and cracks require a crown to fix
When we have decided to go ahead with a full crown restoration, we will set aside 2 appointments for the entire process.
The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth. If the tooth is broken down significantly it will be built up with filling material to assure proper crown retention. A digital impression is scanned and emailed to the laboratory. There the lab technicians will use the latest in digital CAD-CAM techniques to make your crown. While this new tooth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.
During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. This crown will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the crown into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile