Over time, teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, and discoloration. Crowns are a great option if you feel your smile needs restoration. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed, or seems weakened or cracked, a crown may be necessary to make sure that there is no future damage to the tooth. In cases like this, a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. At Northshore Dental, our crowns can be made same day! So no longer do you need to deal with temporary crowns and 2-3 visits, but rather in a morning or afternoon, our dentists can custom craft the porcelain crown to perfectly fit the your tooth.
With the help of a computer, we design a digital 3D image of your tooth and crown with precise measurements. The design is edited for all the precisions such as indentations, ridges, pits, and fissures. Once the final design is ready, a milling machine carves a replica of the design to make a crown out of a single ceramic block. It takes only a few minutes for preparing the crown. Then, we bond it to your tooth and you are ready to go!
Crowns are durable, and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for a crown as you would any of your other teeth. This includes regular brushing and flossing. Contact us today if you have experienced a crack or chip in your tooth that may require a crown to restore your teeth and get you smiling again!