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Dental Crowns

Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile.

Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile.

A weakened/cracked a crown needs to be checked to confirm that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases where a filling or bonding will not be sufficient we may want to insert a crown.

Installing a Crown

The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits.  On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort.

Custom Designed Crown

Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

Installing the Permanent Crown

The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing.

Porcelain Crowns are Best

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.  Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.

Testimonials
Hannah T.
The office visit experience was professional when I was with the Hygienist, Rhonda, and when I was with the dentist, Steven. They are doing everything right for the patient. The visit included wait time and form completion and the friendly bantering was relaxing and friendly.
Leslie P.
The only thing I would change is to somehow have found this place years and years ago. Not only is the dental care first class but so is the atmosphere, created by the entire staff. You walk in the door and friendly people greet you by name. Everyone is helpful and energetic.
Patricia R.
The staff at Jeff Rosenberg's office are always authentic, real, and committed to their work on the team. Jeff thinks outside the box and works outside the box to do whatever he can to help us with our teeth and our smiles. They are more like family, really.... and it's always nice to have a dentist in the family, right?

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