Our goal is to give you the most natural looking smile possible. We want your dental restorations to be undetectable. When a tooth cannot be restored with a filling, a crown is a great option and a great crown will look and feel like your natural tooth. A dental crown is a cap placed over the part of the tooth that sits above the gum line. As one of EMA Dental’s restorative dentistry options, a crown is typically recommended to cover a tooth to restore its shape and size, to improve strength, and/or improve its appearance. All-ceramic crowns have created a new standard in cosmetic dentistry. The advantage of all-ceramic crowns over traditional metal ceramic crowns is their ability to permit better light transmission through the body of the tooth, creating a completely natural appearance. All-ceramic crowns are the jewel of esthetic dentistry, but are just one option available and based on the location of a crown in the mouth and a patient’s intraoral forces, the doctors at EMA will advise as to which crown system is best for both functional and cosmetic needs. Please click on the link below to learn more.
What is the Process and How Much Time Does it Take?
In most cases, two visits are required. At the first visit, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned so all decay is removed. Any shaping work that is needed for the tooth is also taken care of at this time. An impression is taken and a temporary crown made and placed. Your doctor will send your case out to a lab that was carefully chosen to create your all-ceramic crown so that the end result is a restoration that will look and perform like your natural tooth for years to come. When the crown is back from the lab, you will return for your second office visit to have the crown seated. Your doctor will check to make sure the crown fits properly and will then permanently secure it in place.
Long Lasting Benefits of All-Ceramic Crowns:
• Fixes damaged or deformed teeth
• Allows normal chewing that was prevented with damaged teeth
• Replaces absent teeth for improved health and appearance
• Gives the smile the most natural, attractive appearance possible with a crown