Crowns

Dental Crowns

Today’s cosmetic dental crown options are breathtakingly beautiful. Even if you don't feel that you have naturally beautiful teeth, today’s advanced crown technology stands as an affordable opportunity to both experience a beautiful smile and repair existing problems. You’ll be enjoying the benefits after only a few visits to our dental office.

What Crowns Are Used For

Chipped teeth
Discolored teeth
Stained teeth
Severe decay
Worn Teeth

Missing teeth
Missing teeth can be permanently replaced with a dental implant covered with a crown. This offers the highest rate of success in tooth replacement.

Replacement of older crowns
Older crowns can be replaced with porcelain crowns made of newer technology. Older crowns often have a metal base that will show as the gums recede with age or due to aggressive brushing. This is not a concern with the newest crown technology.

Improve the appearance of crowded or crooked teeth
Porcelain crowns can improve some cases of mild crowding, spacing and misalignment without the need of orthodontics. In cases of severe malposition, porcelain crowns can be used in conjunction with orthodontics.

Perfect your smile
A wide range of cosmetic needs can be met with the use of porcelain crowns. Your mouth can be restored and cosmetically improved to achieve a perfect smile.

The crown covers your entire tooth like a cap and is permanently cemented into position. Crowns improve the shape, color, and size of your natural teeth. You can achieve a beautiful smile with the newest crown technology.

Dental crowns are available in an array of materials like metals, stainless steel, resin, porcelain or porcelain fused to a metal. Porcelain crowns can be easily matched with the natural color of your teeth. If you have an allergy to metals, an all-porcelain crown would be recommended.

Dental Crowns: Benefits

Look and feel natural
Porcelain crowns provide a boost of confidence because they repair and enhance simultaneously.

No irritation to gums
Porcelain crowns have a low irritability factor and this is especially beneficial to anyone who is allergic to metals.

Highly functional
The most common reason for crown replacement is to restore a compromised tooth's ability to function properly. A crown will restore the tooth's ability to chew and function harmoniously. 

Stain-Resistant
Porcelain crowns are stain resistant. You can enjoy eating and drinking as you always have.

Dental Crowns: Procedure

Examination
During your first visit, your mouth will be examined to determine any dental needs or cosmetic changes that you are seeking. During a short consultation, Dr. Patterson will determine which options best match your desires and needs. The use of crowns may be suggested.

Preparation
Your tooth will be prepared for a crown. Anesthesia will be administered to numb your tooth and gums, the natural tooth will be reduced or built up, as needed. The placement of a temporary crown will then be completed, along with dental impressions. The impressions will be sent to a local laboratory where your crown will be created.

If a dental implant is used for a tooth replacement an abutment and crown will be created once the implant fuses, or integrates, with the bone where it was placed. The missing tooth can be replaced with a temporary tooth while the implant integrates.

Permanent Placement of the Crown
During a second visit, the temporary crown will be replaced with a permanent crown. A local anesthetic will be used if needed, and the prepared crown will be permanently attached with cement to the tooth.

For implants, during a second visit, the created crown will be placed permanently over the integrated implant. 

Call Dr. Kendra Patterson’s office today for your dental crown needs—and walk away with the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted! Call (303) 722-9504.