Old Crowns Before
New Crowns After
Dr. Forgosh and his team at Green Hills Dentistry use advanced technology to offer solutions for complex dental problems. Thanks to improvements in digital imaging and modeling, capping a tooth with a porcelain crown is simpler than ever. We use modern techniques to create crowns that greatly improve the stability of your teeth. The entire process of preparing, fabricating and delivering a crown can be completed in a single visit!
What Is a Porcelain Dental Crown?
Dental crowns, sometimes called “caps,” entirely cover a damaged tooth with high strength porcelain that precisely matches natural tooth structure. Crowns are bonded in place on the same day as they are prepared and fabricated. Once bonded, they look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.
Crowns strengthen teeth and can improve their shape and appearance. When Dr. Forgosh shapes a crown, he designs it to match an ideal version of the original tooth, giving it a natural appearance. The crown is molded to fit in with the rest of your teeth preventing any interference with your teeth or jaw alignment. Porcelain crowns can match the original color of your teeth as well, making them indistinguishable from natural teeth.
When You May Need a Crown
Since dental crowns can be used to improve oral health, they act as a solution for a wide variety of issues. Dentists also use crowns when treating more complex dental problems. Dental crowns may be used for the following symptoms and procedures:
- Crooked Teeth: Misaligned teeth can negatively impact your periodontal health. Crowns cover crooked teeth to prevent further damage and make regular care easier to complete.
- Fractures and Chips: Chipped or broken teeth can cause discomfort and often impact a mouth’s appearance. Porcelain crowns hide the damage and strengthen the teeth, improving their look and durability.
- Cavities: Small cavities can be easily filled to restore the affected tooth. But, in severe cases, a large part of the tooth must be removed. In these situations, crowns can replace the damaged tooth structure to eliminate further issues.
- Dental Implants: When an entire tooth is missing, including the root, a dental implant takes place of the root. Since dental implants only take the place of the root and not the rest of the tooth, a crown completes the replacement process and covers the implant.
- Dental Bridges: Bridges consist of multiple crowns connected to each other to replace a missing tooth. Replacing teeth is important because the adjacent teeth can shift into the empty space, causing a patient’s bite to become misaligned. The gap itself can also result in uneven pressure on the teeth, misaligning the jaw and damaging the affected teeth.
- Root Canals: A tooth that has had a root canal no longer has a blood supply. As a result, it is more brittle than a vital tooth. Crowns are used to strengthen these teeth and protect them from further injury.
Crowns in a Day at Green Hills Dentistry
When decay or fracture has destroyed a significant part of a tooth, we can restore it to its original form (or better) using a high strength porcelain crown. Once bonded in place, this high tech material imparts tremendous strength to the underlying tooth.
For generations, the process of making a crown took weeks or months. Now, we can complete your crown in just a single visit without any messy impressions or unsteady temporary crowns! Thanks to advances in computing and imaging technology, Dr. Forgosh is able to fabricate virtual 3D models of your teeth. He then designs and mills your crown out of a block of lithium dislocate porcelain using space-aged CAD/CAM technology.
Our patients love their same day crowns! They look and feel just like natural teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Forgosh for your same day crowns.