Crown and Bridge

Dental Bridges and Crowns

dental crowns

Improving Existing Teeth

If a tooth is damaged or of poor quality, a new ceramic crown is probably the best solution. Installation is fast. The end result is fantastic.

The all-ceramic Procera® crown has many advantages over traditional crowns. Besides its high-esthetic qualities, the function and longevity of the crown is excellent as well.

Benefits of a new Procera crown

  • Superior esthetic result, compared to traditional crowns
  • Easy installation, quick results
  • Short and convenient treatment

Treatment

In the best case, the new crown is installed in two dentist visits, in one week’s time. The inconvenience and after-effects will be minimal.

 COURSE OF TREATMENT

PLACING A NEW CROWN – STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

diagram of dental crowns and bridges1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first evaluation and makes an impression of the existing crown. The impression is used as the prototype for the new crown.

 

dental crown picture

2: Preparing the old tooth
The natural tooth is given minor preparation or adjustments. A temporary crown is attached.

 

 

picture of a dental crown

3: Placing the new crown

A week or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is securely fitted. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.

 

photo of dental crown4: End result

The end result is a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the others. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist.

 

ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN

tooth crown picturePorcelain fused to metal: 
Simply put, a new all-ceramic Procera crown is esthetically superior to any other type of crown. You just can’t get the same finish and natural look with a traditional metal core crown. However, the latter is an established and well-known solution. This is probably why it is still commonly used, even though function, installation, and price are normally equal to that of a ceramic crown.