If you’re self-conscious about your smile because of cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can restore a healthy, natural-looking smile for you by applying dental crowns to the problem teeth. Designed to fit snugly and function as normal teeth, crowns protect your teeth from further damage and preserve your jaw’s correct natural alignment. We typically recommend all-ceramic crowns because of the precise color matching systems available and because of their hard-wearing durability.
Preparation & Customization
Depending on the degree of restoration required, we can typically design and fit your crowns in two simple steps: preparation and application. First we will carefully numb your mouth and prepare the recipient teeth by gently removing the outer portion. Based on years of experience we will carefully and judiciously remove any decayed areas, while also creating the proper shape and size to accommodate your crowns. Next, we’ll make a precise mold or impression of your teeth and send it to our special professional dental laboratory. There, the specialists will carefully produce your crowns for a custom fit. Typically, the production process requires one to two weeks, during which we’ll protect your teeth and gums by fitting you with temporary acrylic resin crowns.
Application & Preservation
Once your crowns are ready, we will remove the temporary crowns, then carefully fit and adjust the permanent ones into place. Then we will take some time to carefully evaluate them for appearance, color match, bite discrepancies, and accuracy of fit. When we are satisfied with these criteria, we will cement the crowns to each of the prepared teeth. The base of the crown needs to be protected from decay causing bacteria by careful brushing and flossing. And finally, it’s imperative that you maintain good professional care of your crowns through regular check-ups at our office.