Where damage to a person’s tooth is extensive, we can use all-porcelain or porcelain-fused-to metal (PFM) crowns to make the tooth appear “as new”. The PFM crown is stronger than the all-porcelain crown. However, the all-porcelain crown offers better aesthetics and should be considered for teeth which show in your smile.
How long does it take to install a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of tooth-colored plastic.
On the subsequent visit, usually two weeks later, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Keeps the tooth from fracturing, especially when the tooth has had root canal therapy.
- Looks natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems