A tooth/teeth requiring a crown usually have had large restorations, decay, root canal therapy or in need of improvement of their occlusion (bite). In these instances, the tooth requires reduction to accommodate the crown, which will reproduce or improve the original tooth shape. Crowns are usually made out of porcelain, zirconia, porcelain fused to gold or other alloys or gold. Every situation is specifically planned for the patient's individual needs.
When only one tooth requires a crown and it must be reproduce to blend or match adjacent teeth, it is an extremely difficult procedure and we take pride on doing these procedures with our in house master laboratory support.
Tooth had root canal therapy and large bonding.
Crown cemented and reproducing color of adjacent teeth with excellent management of the surrounding gums.
The crown was removed and a provisional made to evaluate esthetics and response to the gums, prior to completion of the new crown.
Patient traveled from out of state and spent the summer in Chicago. Had recently completed the crown and was not satisfied with the esthetics and response to her gums.
Patient smiling again!
Patient not satisfied with her crowns. Extremely concerned and apprehensive about replacing them because of the uncertainty of a previous root canal treatment and high esthetic expectations.
The tooth with a root canal can usually become darker.
Accurate impressions are a must for the laboratory technician to create an excellent fitting restoration. Crowns completed.
Now the tooth is prepared and the soft tissue (gums) are managed is something that patients are not aware of. It is an extremely and critical aspect prior to taking a final impression and transferring the information to the laboratory. This step is completed with an electric handpiece, which enables us to have better control on the final shape of the tooth preparation.