Dental Crowns

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. When tooth damage is extreme, we can use porcelain crowns to make your smile as good as new. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing even the most severe dental problems. Dr. Davis is renowned for the quality of his work and loves seeing his patients smile again. Crowns are used as a long-lasting correction for major dental problems.

Dr.  Davis  designing  a custom  restoration

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Improves your smile
  • Corrects functional chewing problems

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, Dr. Davis will remove decay, shape the tooth, and then fit the tooth with a custom-fabricated temporary crown composed of composite or acrylic. Unlike other dental offices, every temporary crown or bridge is fabricated in our on-site lab and designed for the specific needs of your mouth. Dr. Davis never uses prefabricated temporaries because they are ill fitting. Often times, ill-fitting temporaries result in poor tissue health that can ultimately have a negative effect on the placement of the permanent restoration. Rest assured, every temporary created in our office is custom made for the individual patient. 

During the second visit, Dr. Davis will check the fit of your permanent crown and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, we will permanently cement the crown into place. Your new tooth will look as natural as it feels!

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crowns are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, disease, or wear and tear. Crown are composed of high-grade porcelain, porcelain bonded to zirconia, or porcelain bonded to precious metals. High-strength porcelain and gold materials are recommended to treat the most serious dental problems. Crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution when accidental damage has resulted in tooth loss, when teeth have broken due to excessive wear, or when old fillings fail.

Many people complain of unexplained pain from previously filled back teeth. This is usually due to hairline cracks on the chewing surface of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return to full function for these teeth. In the case of front teeth, older fillings can not only weaken the teeth, but also cause aesthetic problems due to staining or chipping. Additionally, porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not.