Cincinnati Dental Crowns
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing 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 porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
How Long Does It Take to Fit a Dental Crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
What Can I Expect From The Crown Placement Process?
The crown placement process is non-invasive and usually only takes two appointments. During your first appointment, your tooth will be prepared for the crown.
First, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed. You can also be sedated if you would like to be more comfortable during your procedure or if you’re nervous about having your crown placed. Dr. Shertok will begin by removing a small amount of the enamel from your tooth. Any enamel that has been damaged by decay or an oral injury must be trimmed away to create a healthy, even, and uniform shape to which the crown can be attached.
Then, impressions and photos of your teeth will be taken. This information will be sent to an outside dental lab where your crown will be created. You’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your permanent restoration arrives at Shertok Smiles.
During your next appointment, your crown will be permanently placed. Your mouth will be cleaned, and Dr. Shertok will bond the crown to your tooth enamel using a strong dental cement, completely covering up the remaining tooth structure. Then, it will be buffed and polished, and you’ll leave our office with a beautiful, natural-looking restoration!
What Issues Can Be Repaired By Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are typically used to repair teeth that have been damaged. If you have a large cavity that cannot be treated with a filling, for example, a crown may be recommended instead. Crowns are also usually used to cover up and protect a tooth which has been treated with root canal therapy.
A crown is also usually the best way to repair a tooth that has been damaged by an oral injury. If your tooth is chipped or cracked, for example, a crown can be used to remove any damaged material, protect the remaining structure, and prevent further complications like a tooth infection.
Dental crowns may also occasionally be used for cosmetic purposes. If you have a very small or misshapen tooth, a porcelain crown can be used to restore it. Porcelain crowns also are sometimes used to replace old metal crowns or fillings.
How Are Dental Crowns Made?
Usually, dental crowns are made by specialized dental laboratories. Based on the information about your bite and smile sent by Shertok Smiles, a dental lab will create a mold for the crown. Then, this mold is filled with molten metal, resin, or ceramic materials, depending on the type of crown that is right for you. After the molding process is complete, fine details may be sculpted into the crown to ensure that it looks and feel just like a natural tooth. Once the crown has been completed, it’s sent to Shertok Smiles. Then, Dr. Shertok will check it to make sure the fit is perfect, make minor adjustments if necessary, and bond it into place permanently.
What are the Capabilities of Crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. 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.