Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Damaged and missing teeth are not only a cosmetic problem but in the long run cause disharmony in the biting pattern leading to poor overall dental health. Patients with missing teeth have poor chewing efficiency and eventually leads to breakdown of remaining teeth as they are overworked to compensate for their missing counterparts. Patients tend to look older due to loss in fullness of their lip and cheek musculature.
There are several reasons a person might need a crown, such as:
- Restore a tooth following a root canal
- Protect a broken or fractured tooth
- Protect teeth with large, weak fillings
- Restore dental implant
- Improve the appearance of a person’s smile/Cosmetic makeovers
- Replace missing teeth and anchor a dental bridge
These are a few types of cosmetic crown that are made purely from ceramic. This is in contrast to other types of crowns such as the porcelain fused to metal variety and gold crowns. The defining feature of these crowns is that they are made from a translucent material that is attractive to look at and blends in well with the rest of your teeth.
These crowns are ideally suited for people who have minimal space within their mouth for a crown or prefer something which has a natural appearance. In addition, the material used is ‘bio-compatible’ which is kind to natural gum tissue and there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
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. On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
ADVANTAGES OF ALL CERAMIC CROWNS
These crowns are ideally suited to people who have minimal space within their mouth for a crown or prefer something which has a natural appearance. Plus, the material used is ‘bio-compatible’ which is kind to the natural gum tissue and enables it to grow back alongside the crown.
There is no risk of an allergic reaction or sensitivity to hot or cold foods.