Dental Crowns

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Typically, making and 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.

What is CEREC?

Today, there are many new options to choose from when deciding which material to use, the Doctor will discuss all your options before deciding on which option would be best for you. Some choices in materials used in these repairs may include gold, high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold or semiprecious metal. Dr. Leon-Guerrero can also use our CEREC machine to help us create the restoration for your tooth. CEREC is a dental restoration procedure that allows us to produce ceramic dental restorations using a variety of computer assisted technologies.

What are the Key Benefits of Dental Crowns?

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Offer support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Look completely natural
  • Fix “smile” and functional chewing problems

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What are the capabilities of dental crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through missing teeth, accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Each area to be restored needs careful evaluation of which material and design would be best.

Are there Other Tooth Replacement Options?

For long term strength and support crowns and bridges are good options for areas where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking. 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. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.