Crowns

crowns

We now have the capability to construct your new crown the same day you come in for treatment. Our new CEREC CROWNS are computer laser constructed while you wait. You walk out the same day with your beautiful new restoration. You will be amazed as you are given the opportunity to watch as our equipment constructs your new crown on site.

Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.

Crowns are “caps” that are cemented onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of that tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.

Crowns are often preferable to silver amalgam fillings. Unlike fillings which apply metal directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created from your unique tooth impression in a lab. This allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.