Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help you restore and maintain an optimal level of health. While the strength and beauty of materials continue to advance, the skill of the practitioner makes a significant difference in every outcome. We focus on utilizing the best techniques for comprehensive care, returning even the most damaged mouths to full health.
Sometimes teeth undergo significant damage due to cavities, heavy bite forces, trauma, or even normal functioning. If a root canal is needed to salvage a severely compromised nerve, the tooth may be especially fragile. Many situations can leave teeth in danger of loss if treatment is bypassed. Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic nature. Not only are most “capped” teeth indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they're also extremely secure and comfortable.
Crowns can be crafted to repair a single tooth, multiple teeth (including the entire mouth), or in conjunction with dental implants to fill a space. In fact, when missing teeth enter the equation, special consideration might be given to placing a dental bridge or implants.
One Simple Step
Once your case is planned, we usually design and place a beautiful porcelain crown in just one appointment. The teeth are gently prepared to allow space for crafting porcelain over the tooth by our Cerec CAD-CAM system. Dr. Grillo or Dr. Robeck designs the crown in a 3-D software program.
A custom milling machine creates a custom porcelain component to try-in within a few minutes. We evaluate the appearance and fit of the crown before placing it in a ceramic oven for a short time. We then bond it strongly into place to restore your tooth. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish leave you with one of the finest restorations in dentistry.