Most dentistry looks like dentistry or, in other words, like something artificial has been placed on the teeth. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “enamelled on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our treatment outcomes and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long lasting correction of major dental problems.
How long does it take?
Placing a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove any decay and old fillings that may be present, shape the tooth to accept the new crown, and place a provisional(temporary) crown.
On the subsequent visit we will remove the provisional crown, and then place and adjust the definitive crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you will have a new, beautiful looking tooth.
Replaces missing teeth
Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
Looks completely natural
Corrects “smile” and functional problems.
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold alloys. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems, though all-ceramic, i.e. metal-free, materials are available. 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, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
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 often relieves the pain and can potentially allow a return of full 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 help prevent breakage.