Dental Crowns Norwich, VT

Tooth Restorations

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

A crown is a cover or cap we can put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to it’s normal shape, size and function. We can use porcelain or porcelain fused to gold crowns to make the smile appear natural. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems. You may need a crown if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling, a tooth that is cracked, have had root canal therapy, or want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile. 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?

Fabricating a dental crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay and shape the tooth. If additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown,we may build up the core of the crown. Then 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 will have a new beautiful tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Offer support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Look completely natural
  • Fix “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of dental crowns?

Dental 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, crowns and/or 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.