Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is 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 the smile appear "as new". This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of 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. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take?

Fitting a crown requires only one visit to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, using a CAD-CAM system, called Cerec, digital impressions are taken and crowns are made on virtual models.  The crown is then milled out of a solid block of porcelain to look like a natural tooth.

Then Dr. Smith will check the fit and adjust the final crown.  Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

With our technology and expertise, you can have your crown completed in one visit.

Key Benefits of One Visit Crowns with Cerec

  • Replaces missing tooth structure
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes  "smile" and functional chewing problems.
  • Saves your valuable time
  • Avoids the hassle of a temporary crown
  • Eliminates the need for old-fashioned impressions

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridge work is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold.  A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

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 generally relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. 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.