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Restorations – Crowns (Caps)

Senior-CoupleA crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

There are several types of crowns: CEREC all porcelain crowns, gold, porcelain fused to gold, and porcelain fused to zirconia. The type of crown that Dr. Sevey recommends is based on the esthetic demand, the strength required, and, of course, your desires. Crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?
Traditionally a crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment would include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that would be used to create your custom crown. A mold would also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately four weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory. We still use this process when we recommend gold, porcelain to gold, or porcelain to zirconia crowns.

At Creative Dental Solutions we now have available CEREC, the digital computer aided design and milling (CAD/CAM) process that allows us to fabricate highly esthetic and high strength all porcelain crowns in a single appointment. With this technology there are no more messy impressions or temporary crowns while waiting a month for the crown to be made.

For more information on restoration dental crowns in Bangor Maine, call us today at Creative Dental Solutions.


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