What Are Crowns?
Crowns are artificial caps that cover teeth and improve and the appearance and function of the smile. Dr. Lamielle may recommend a crown if you experience:
- Substantial decay in a tooth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Bridgework in need of support
- Dental implants in need of covering
- A root canal needing a final restoration
What Types Of Crowns Do We Offer?
To improve your smile in a way that makes sense for you, we are happy to offer a variety of crown options. Our team will help you find the right solution for your needs, goals and budget.
- Emax crowns are highly recommended for most patients. Made of a special ceramic material, these crowns are color-matched to existing teeth, creating a virtually undetectable appearance.
- Zirconia crowns are made of an extremely durable, highly reflective material that gives them a remarkable resemblance to natural teeth.
- Metal and porcelain crowns combine the strength of a metal core with an outward porcelain shell. This type of crown may be slightly more noticeable than ceramic crowns, but it provides a more affordable option for patients with cost considerations.
- Traditional gold crowns are available for back teeth only upon request. As with the metal and porcelain crowns, gold crowns may initially cause some tooth sensitivity, but the discomfort should resolve quickly.
What's Involved In A Crown Placement?
Dental crowns take place over two visits. At the first crown visit, we capture digital images and impressions of the mouth and teeth. These images are sent to a dental lab where a custom crown will be skillfully created to fit your smile.
Once the crown is ready, you'll be scheduled back for a placement appointment. At this appointment, your tooth is prepared with a gentle cleaning and slight shaping process. After the tooth is prepped, a special cement is applied to the crown which is smoothly guided into place. We do a final cleaning of the crown and your teeth so that you leave the office with a fresh smile.
Why do we require two appointments? Dr. Lamielle believes it's in your best interest. With same day crowns, 4-5 hours of chair time is required for treatment. That means patients often have to call off work or take a vacation day. With our two-appointment process, your care is easier to schedule via two more manageable appointments. Your first appointment typically takes an hour and a half and your second appointment is typically complete in 45 minutes. Two appointments means your crowns are never rushed to just get you out of the door.
Do You Want A Beautifully Restored Smile?
At Hilliard Modern Dental, we provide comfortable, beautiful and long-lasting dental crowns. If you want to improve the appearance and function of your smile, contact us today!Schedule an Appointment