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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

 

A crown (also known as a cap) is a covering that covers the entire surface of a tooth restoring it to its original size and shape.  A crown is recommended when a tooth compromised in a way that cannot be repaired durably with a filling or others type of restoration.

 

We have more choices than ever before with respect to materials we use for crowns.  The most popular materials are tooth colored using porcelain and/or ceramic materials including zirconium and leucite.  These crowns are highly durable and can last many years but like most dental restorations will eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are matched to your natural teeth and have a life-like appearance.

 

 

Reasons for crowns:

 

·        Broken or Fractured teeth

·        Cosmetic enhancement

·        Decayed teeth

·        Fractured fillings

·        Large fillings that are compromised or breaking down

·        Teeth that are Root Canal Treated

 

 

What’s involved with getting a crown?

 

We can usually complete a crown procedure in 2 appointments.  During the first appointment, we will prepare and buildup your tooth, make a temporary crown and take a very accurate impression (or mold) for the dental laboratory.  We use only the best dental labs in the country and all work is completed in the USA with the best materials available.  The first appointment is usually 90 minutes in length

 

After 2-3 weeks, you will return to have your new crown fitted and cemented.  Many times this second visit takes less than 30 minutes and does not require local anesthesia.

 

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