Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We strive to 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 may seem be beyond repair, Dr. Fischer can use full porcelain or porcelain “fused-to-gold” crowns to make a tooth appear like new. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional occlusion.  These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to restore a tooth with a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, Dr. Fischer will remove decay, specifically shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, Dr. Fischer will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful and once again functional tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns:

  • Replaces missing teeth.
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or broken teeth.
  • Porcelain crowns often look completely natural.
  • Repairs smile and functional chewing problems.

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Dental crowns are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, disease, or simply wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Materials used in these restorations are either high-grade porcelain or porcelain fused to a gold or other metal framework. High strength porcelain, gold or other metal materials are recommended to treat the most serious dental problems.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth that is are usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

In instances where damage has occurred resulting in the loss of teeth, where teeth have broken away through excessive wear or trauma, or tooth damage caused by old fillings breaking down, crowns can be used as a dependable long-term solution.