Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is mostly undetectable. We replace unsightly, old or roughened dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use either porcelain or porcelain “bonded to gold” crowns to make your smile new again. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even when permanently replacing missing teeth (implants) to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are well known for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. It is common for these treatments to last for many years years, which is as close to ‘permanent’ as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Making your crown requires at least two visits to our office. At the first appointment Dr. Simonsky will remove decay, build up the shape of the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown until the permanent one is ready.

On the next visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit the final crown. When everything looks and feels great, Dr. Simonsky cements the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth (over an implant)
  • Increases strength of misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks beautiful and completely natural
  • Fixes your “smile” and chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.