Replace Missing Teeth with Crowns
Don’t hide your smile! Replace missing teeth with natural-looking crowns. When teeth are damaged beyond repair, porcelain or porcelain adhered to metal crowns can improve the look of your mouth.
Crowns not only repair some of the most severe dental issues by permanently replacing missing teeth, but crowns also help you to achieve a functional bite. With proper care, crowns can last for 20 to 30 years.
When are crowns recommended?
Crown and bridges are a long-lasting solution for dental problems caused by accidents, disease or normal wear and tear. For extreme dental problems, high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to metal can be used to create your crown.
Hairline cracks in the occlusal surface, or biting surface of the tooth can result in tooth pain. Placing crowns on these teeth alleviates the pain and restores full dental function to these teeth. For front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and become stained or chipped. Porcelain crowns and bridges may be a suitable alternative when veneers are not a viable option. Crowns can also prevent breakage in teeth with root canal fillings.
How long does the crown procedure take?
Usually a crown can be completed in two visits. During the first visit we will remove and decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary plastic or metal crown.
At your second visit, we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place.
Benefits of a Dental Crown
- Replaces missing teeth
- Supports misshapen or badly broken teeth
- Looks like natural teeth
- Corrects smile and functional chewing problems