If a tooth has been damaged, a dental crown must be placed to strengthen the remaining tooth structure and to improve the appearance and alignment of the tooth. Crowns are placed on your natural root structure or on dental implants. It is vital that the right type of crown is chosen for your situation, both for aesthetics and for function. At A New Smile Dental, our dentists offer an exceptional level of skill in crafting and placing beautiful, natural-looking crowns. We use several types of crowns, based upon what will be most effective and create the most aesthetic result for your unique dental situation.
Dental Restorations: Crowns
A crown can resolve many serious dental problems, including:
- Replace a large filling in a tooth with little natural structure left
- Protect a tooth that is at risk of breaking
- Restore a broken tooth
- To anchor a bridge to replace a missing tooth or teeth
- Replace a lost tooth, placing on a dental implant
- Restore the function and appearance of a discolored or oddly-shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth after a root canal
Lava crowns provide the patient with a new tooth that is exceptionally natural in appearance. These crowns are crafted from tooth-colored material with a unique shading system that is very life-like and translucent, indistinguishable from natural teeth. These crowns are metal-free, and clinical studies revealed that the materials do not trigger allergic reactions. They are extremely high in strength and stability, and are crafted from a material called Lava™ Zirconia. The Lava brand stands heads above in quality, processed with a trade-secret formula and providing the maximum strength and a natural, translucent appearance. Lava crowns are perfect for single crowns and bridges.
E-Max crowns are available at A New Smile. These crowns are also all-ceramic and offer a high level of translucency, with a very natural appearance. E-Max crowns are created from a single block of material, called lithium disilicate ceramic. These crowns are very natural in appearance, with no unsightly grey line at the base of your tooth, as they are completely metal-free. This material is often used for crowns, inlays, and onlays. Whether you want a total smile makeover, or need to replace a single tooth, E-Max crowns are a great option for a beautiful, exceptionally strong tooth restoration.
Zirconia (Zirconium Oxide) is one of the most natural-appearing substances from which crowns are crafted. The advantages of Zirconia crowns include the following:
- Durable, able to withstand wear and tear
- Translucent qualities, very similar to natural teeth
- Requires less tooth removal
- No metal base
- Highly modifiable in shape and color
- Biocompatible for patient safety
Zirconia crowns have quickly become a standard in dental restorations, replacing gold crowns. These are milled from a single piece of crystal and are five times stronger than earlier crowns in which porcelain was fused to a metal base.
What Type of Crown is Right for You?
Choosing the right type of crown, manufactured from the right material, is important. Crowns placed over damaged teeth should appear completely natural and look healthy, bright, and appealing. Our dental team is not only skilled in the placing of crowns for restorations, we use the most modern technology. Our state-of-the-art dental practice offers you, the patient, the most advanced technology blended with artistry so that your tooth restoration is simply, beautiful.
Your Smile: Bright and Appealing
The condition of your teeth creates an impression on every person you meet, whether socially or professionally. We work to give you a smile you are proud to share, and use the most advanced technologies in creating crowns to restore a tooth, or several teeth. We take our responsibility to the needs of our patients very seriously. Dental restorations require a high level of both technical and artistic skill, and you can be confident that your dental treatment will be provided by a professional who cares about you as a person.
Many people are very nervous about dental treatments, and have a painful experience in the past. We practice pain-free dentistry. If you need a crown, or an extensive dental restoration involving several teeth, you can be confident that we do everything possible to give you a positive experience.
Meet With Us.
We invite you to visit one of our three offices. We believe every person deserves the highest quality dental care and treatment, and the most modern techniques — at affordable prices. At our practice, we make every step of the process as pleasant and easy for our patients as possible, and we offer a wide range of financing and payment options. Our goal is to be the dental office you come to throughout your lifetime, and where you bring your friends and family when they need treatment. Schedule an appointment to discuss the various types of crowns and so we can evaluate your dental problem using our state-of-the-art technology – it is easy, fast, and comfortable. Call today.