A dental crown is a commonly used procedure that can help restore tooth structure and functionality of a seriously damaged tooth. A crown will also help prevent these teeth from experiencing further damage or possibly more extensive treatment or even loss of the tooth. Over time, teeth can become broken, fractured, and experience trauma. A dental crown is also used when a patient has a cavity too large for a simple filling. They are also often used cover and protect the weakened and non vital tooth after it has had root canal treatment.
Porcelain and other all-ceramic dental crowns are also widely used as part of a “smile makeover,” which will give teeth a more aesthetically pleasing, more uniform appearance. Dental crowns can also be used to repair or replace old, worn-out, even incorrectly fitting crowns.
Dental crowns, like fillings, can be manufactured from a number of common materials, including gold, other metals, porcelain, and newer ceramic materials known as E-max or Zirconia (Porcelain is sometimes fused to metal ). These types of crowns are durable and supportive enough to be used to repair the back teeth. Of course the all porcelain and the other all ceramic crowns and veneer restorations are used in cosmetic dentistry to achieve the best aesthetic results possible in dentistry today.
Teeth can be shaped in order to hold a dental crown in the most secure way possible, making your crown stand for the long term. Dr. Bubar will take molds of your teeth and send them to a lab where your crown will be made. The lab can fabricate all types of dental crowns to exact specifications, making it one of a kind and customized just for you. While you wait, we will install temporary crowns to protect your prepared teeth and make them look and feel natural.
During your initial consultation, we will consider and evaluate your medical & dental health history. Together, we’ll work to determine the best solution for your unique situation. Your comfort and a pain free experience is one of Dr. Bubar’s highest priorities. Contact Dr. Barry E. Bubar D.D.S. for Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry and we will help you achieve a smile that can stand the test of time.