Porcelain Dental Crowns, Dental 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, because they resemble your natural teeth.
They are highly durable and will last many years, if correctly taken care of with proper hygiene and annual dental exams.
Reasons for porcelain dental crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting, & beautiful smile.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will take approximately 2-3 hours, because we make 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 four weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
We use a lab that is highly creditable, and always one in the United States. We never use overseas or out of state labs to save on dental expenses.
Our staff works closely with our dental labs to ensure that you have the best results that provide great function and the esthetics you desire.
Expert crown placement by dental professionals
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit for the crown.
Once these details are accomplished, a final impression will be made to send to our dental lab. Next, 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 is accurate.
We guarantee that you'll be happy with your new crowns
Your approval will be asked for to make sure you love your new crown work and the final cementation.
If we are not happy with any of the lab work, it will always be sent back for modifications. This may add an additional appointment, however we can not risk the longevity of your crown work for an additional appointment - we expect it to be perfect.