Dental 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.

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.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing tooth structure
  • Offers support to misshaped or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Can help to fix a  “smile” and functional chewing problems

Crown Process

  • Numbing the damaged tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
  • Re-Sculpting the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  • The laboratory creates a stone replica of the tooth to fabricate the crown that properly fits the tooth (may take up to two weeks).
  • A temporary crown will be provided during this time, usually made of acrylic, to protect the tooth and keep it positioned properly during this period.
  • Removal of the temporary crown and fitting the permanent crown to your tooth and bite and confirming  that the appearance of the crown matches the adjacent teeth.
  • Cementing the new crown into position after ensuring your comfort and satisfaction and the doctors’ clinical approval.

Crowns and bridgework  are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. The material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. There are newer high strength ceramic materials that are more esthetic that can be used when both esthetics and strength are required. Where accidental damage has occurred, or teeth have broken from severe wear or very large fillings failing, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a reliable long-term solution.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. This is called cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Sometimes diagnosing the problem is complex because the pain may not be constant. However, we have excellent experience in treating this problem.  Placing a crown over teeth having cracks relieves the pain and allows a return to full dental function.  In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. All porcelain crowns and veneers are suitable in this area of the mouth for great esthetics and restoring function.

Crowns are an excellent choice for teeth that have had root canal treatment and have suffered a lot of structural damage. They are made to surround the tooth and prevent future fracture.