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Updated On Monday, September 24, 2018 02:46:13 PM

Crowns are synthetic caps, generally made of a material like porcelain, put on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are generally used to fix a tooth's function and look following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When degeneration in a tooth has actually become so advanced that huge parts of the tooth must be eliminated, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to prevent a broken tooth from becoming worse, connect bridges, cover implants, or an existing filling is at risk of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve as an aesthetic use, and are used when a discolored or stained tooth has to be restored to its natural appearance.

Procedures

A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent to a special laboratory, which produces a custom-designed crown. In many cases, a temporary crown is used up until the long-term crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

Crowns are often mistaken as veneers, but they are rather different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small locations.

Caring For Your Crowns

With proper care, a good quality crown could last approximately eight years or longer. It is very important to floss in the location of the crown to prevent excess plaque or collection of particles around the restoration.

Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) substantially shorten the life of a crown. Furthermore, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or perhaps harm the crown.





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CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction and is a tool in our office that can take precise digital imagery of areas needing restoration and produce the appropriate restoration on the spot.

With our CEREC cad/cam machine, you can have your crown or other restoration finished in just one visit. We will develop and custom fit your tooth precisely with our computer system milling unit right in the office. You no longer need to have a temporary crown or wait weeks for the laboratory to fabricate your crown.

CEREC can be used for a broad range of indications: onlays, partial crowns, posterior crowns, anterior crowns, veneers and inlays.


Additional Dental Procedures That May Be Provided

A range of dental treatments may be available for our local clients. Our goal is to provide a warm and comforting environment for your dental experience, whether you are visiting us for the very first time for a dental evaluation and cleaning, or you are returning to complete your cosmetic smile makeover.

The procedures listed below are a sample of what we may provide:

  • Dental Crowns

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Complete & Partial Dentures

  • Dental Bonding

  • TMJ Treatments

  • Gum Disease

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Dental Bridges

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Fillings


Today We Will Be Discussing:

Tooth Veneers (Porcelain)

Veneers are a very thin pieces of long lasting, tooth shaped, porcelain that are customizeded (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a lovely and appealing smile.

Veneers can entirely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the perfect solution in treating many cosmetic dental conditions for the front teeth.

As with most dental restorations, veneers may one day require replacement; however, they are still really resilient and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, stunning smile.

How Are Veneers Applied?

Veneers are a dental procedure where a covering is positioned over the outside (noticeable area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are seen when talking or smiling. The treatment can be direct or indirect.

The direct method typically involves putting composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This approach is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique generally involves 2 visits because the veneers will be produced at a dental laboratory. At the very first visit the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the lab, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory produced veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are really esthetic.

The benefit of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is normally less uncomfortable. Veneers are not recommended for teeth that have huge fillings or little tooth structure.

You will get care directions for your veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and routine dental visits will aid in the life of your new and gorgeous veneers.


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