Dental Crowns

crowns procedureOur goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and dental fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “like new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. 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 long lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for crowns to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

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

  • 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?

crowns before and afterCrowns and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases and or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. Higher strength porcelain and gold materials are recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred that has resulted in lost teeth, and 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.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. They are also fitting for root canal fillings, where crowns can prevent breakage.