RESTORATIVE DENTAL CROWNS (CAPS)
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
REASONS FOR CROWNS:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
WHAT DOES GETTING A CROWN INVOLVE
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
GALLERYPORCELAIN CROWNS (CAPS)
Before: Front (left) Central tooth has a poor restoration. Does not look natural and is not contoured properly to match the gumline of the rest of the teeth.
After: Replaced with an All Porcelain Crown (no metal). Tooth is now contoured to match the rest of the gumline. Restored tooth looks very natural and matches the shape and color of the patient’s teeth.
Before: Patient needs a Single Tooth Replacement of one Upper Central Incisor.
After: Smile and function restored with a Single Implant and an All Porcelain Crown (Cap) that fits securely over the implant.
Before: Patient needs Upper and Lower Arch Rehabilitation.
After: Great smile, chewing function, and facial tissue support possible with an Upper Denture that is supported with Implants and Lower Implants and Crowns.
(Note: Patients depicted in photos have provided their consent to display their pictures online. Each patient is unique, and results may vary. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment.)
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