Crown and bridgework can restore a natural-looking smile when accidents, disease or wear and tear cause damage to teeth. Porcelain or porcelain-on-gold crowns are extremely reliable for long-lasting repair of even the most severe dental problems, including permanent replacement of missing teeth to give you a complete smile and a functional bite.
Crowns can also return full dental function and relieve unexplained pain due to hairline cracks in filled back teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause 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.
When done correctly, these treatments typically last 20 to 30 years – as close to permanent as any dental treatment gets.
How long does it take?
Fitting a crown typically requires two visits to our office. During the first visit we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary plastic crown.
On your second visit we will remove the temporary crown, then fit, adjust and permanently place the final crown resulting in a new, natural-looking tooth.
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to mis-shaped or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
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