Crown: A crown (or “cap”) is an esthetic restoration used to cover, protect and strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by previous decay or damage. Covering a weakened tooth may prevent further damage and save you from a more expensive restoration later.
We make an impression or mold made from your teeth, and the crown is custom-made for you. After the first visit, a temporary crown covers your prepared tooth. You will return in two weeks for the final restoration. Depending on your needs, the final crown may be porcelain fused to metal, a porcelain-ceramic substrate or a metal-free, all-ceramic Zirconia crown.
Zirconia crowns are a superior cosmetic dentistry technique that produces a beautiful, natural appearance crown with no metal at the gum line. Choosing your cosmetic dentist is important, since dentistry is both a healthy science and an art. The crowns must match your natural teeth in shape, size, contour and color. Zirconia crowns can completely change your smile. Did you know that 95% of people, when meeting someone for the first time, notice their smile before anything else? A Smile Makeover with new Zirconia crowns can literally change how the world sees you!
Today’s cosmetic restorations closely resemble natural tooth enamel, and are available in a color to match your other teeth. Many patients prefer all-ceramic crowns because they produce a beautiful, cosmetic restoration without a dark line at the gum.
Before completing the cosmetic restoration of your crown, I regularly recommend professional whitening of your teeth. Professional whitening can help you achieve your brightest smile in a short time, and your crown will match the new lighter, whiter shade of your other teeth. It is my belief that your crown should fit precisely and should appear to be a healthy natural tooth. Your satisfaction is our concern, and I will take the time to ensure that you are pleased with the result.
Bridges may be all-ceramic and metal-free, or porcelain fused to metal. They are custom-made for each patient, from an impression or mold made from your teeth. Porcelain closely resembles the appearance of the natural tooth enamel, and is available in a variety of shades to match your other teeth. All-ceramic bridges produce a aesthetic, natural restoration without a dark line at the gum.
Before completing the cosmetic restoration of your bridge, I regularly recommend professional whitening of your teeth. Professional whitening can help you achieve your brightest smile in a short time, and your new bridge will match the new lighter, whiter shade of your other teeth. Your non-removable bridge should fit precisely, and should look and function like natural, healthy teeth. Your satisfaction is always our concern, and I will take the time to ensure that you are satisfied with the result.
Judith, patient since 2009