Dental Crowns

 

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is advanced, crowns can protect teeth and make a smile appear “as new.” This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severely damaged teeth that look natural and allow people to chew and speak comfortably. Dental crowns are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems, as many crowns will last from ten to twenty years.

How long does it take to make a dental crown?

Most of the time, dental crowns can be done in one visit to our office. Our CEREC technology allows us to make beautiful ceramic crowns that we bond in place in one visit, no temporary crowns or second visits are usually needed!  The tooth is numbed and shaped for the crown. Images or impressions and other records are taken. If someone needs several crowns or more complex care, more than one visit may be needed, depending on someone’s goals. Our doctor can let you know what would be recommended for your situation.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing structure
  • Restores misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crowns are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. The material used in these repairs is either high-strength porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold.  Where dental damage has occurred due to decay, trauma, teeth clenching and grinding or congenital defects, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Sometimes people have pain when chewing on back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the tooth structure. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return to chewing comfort for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings or tooth enamel may be stained or discolored or teeth may be chipped or worn. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent vulnerable teeth from cracking.

Dental crowns case study

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Dental crowns case study

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Dr. Renee Watts and her friendly, professional team have been serving people’s dental needs in Eugene and Springfield since 2000. Our mission is to help you make choices that improve your health and quality of life.

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