If you’re self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, dark or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with crowns, also called caps or 360 veneers. A crown can restore structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.
We use all-porcelain, or all-ceramic, crowns in most cases since these better mimic the color and translucency of your natural tooth enamel. Older-style crowns have metal beneath the porcelain which gives them a “flat” color that doesn’t look natural. And they frequently have dark metal lines showing at the gumline. This can be especially unaesthetic on front teeth.
With all-ceramic crowns, our precise, computer controlled color-matching system allows us to select exactly the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Or we can choose whatever color you like if you are restoring all your front teeth with crowns. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.
Typically, we can design, prepare, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. With proper care, crowns can easily last 10 years, or much more.
Please see examples of Crowns or 360 Veneers with our actual patients in our Photo Gallery.