A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two-three weeks until your new crown (crowns) will be fabricated by our talented dental technicians in our exclusive private in-office laboratory, Clinque Ceramics.
Expertly administered local anesthetic, (novacaine) allows Dr. Davis to comfortably prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly accept the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment the temporary crown will be removed, the tooth cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully fitted to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
Our ceramists are expert at developing natural appearing color, shape, and esthetics which Dr. Davis will provide the artistic finishing touches for.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to promote a long lasting, healthy result.