Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain bonded to precious metal crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. It’s usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a ceramic crown at Tuscany Dental Centre requires two visits to our office. Initally, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, take an impression for the laboratory and fit it with a temporary acrylic crown that will be worn for 2 weeks while the laboratory makes your new crown.
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’ll have a new properly functioning tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
At Tuscany Dental Centre your Dentist will provide a complete explanation of what specific benefits are available for your unique situation.
- 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?
Crown and Bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, disease, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to precious metals. The higher strength of the porcelain – and – gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred resulting in lost teeth, 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. Implants are placed here at Tuscany Dental Centre and Implant Supported Crowns are also ideal for replacing missing teeth.
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. 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. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.