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.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a “custom” fabricated temporary crown of either composite or acrylic. This is one differing factor between our dental office and others. Every temporary crown or bridge is custom fabricated in our lab, baked in a pressure pot for durability and designed to the specifications needed for “your” mouth. This method improves the healing process and promotes tissue health surrounding the treatment site. Dr. Davis never uses prefabricated temporaries because they are ill fitting and often times cause poor tissue health that can affect placement of the permanent crown or bridge.
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.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework 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, porcelain bonded to zirconia or porcelain bonded to precious metals. 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.