Porcelain Crowns

Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help you restore and maintain an optimal level of health.  While the strength and beauty of materials continue to advance, the skill of the practitioner makes a significant difference in every outcome.  Dr. Hanchett and Dr. Andersen focus on utilizing the best techniques for comprehensive care, returning even the most damaged mouths to full health.

Sometimes teeth undergo significant damage due to cavities, substantial bite forces, trauma, or just normal functioning.  If a root canal is needed to salvage a severely compromised nerve, the tooth may be especially fragile. Many situations leave teeth in danger of loss without restorative care.  Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic nature.  Not only are most “capped” teeth indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they’re also unyielding and comfortable.

Crowns can be crafted to repair a single tooth, multiple teeth (including the entire mouth), or in conjunction with dental implants to fill a space.  In fact, when missing teeth enter the equation, special consideration might be given to placing a dental bridge or implants.

Simple Steps

Once your case is planned, two appointments leave you with a restored tooth.  At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for crafting porcelain over the tooth by a master lab technician. Dr. Hanchett and Dr. Andersen provide all the information to a specialized lab that’s needed to create a masterpiece. A temporary crown allows you to function normally until the crown arrives for placement typically within 2-3 weeks.

After hours of custom craftwork in the lab, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Hanchett and Dr. Andersen will try-in and evaluate the appearance and fit of the crown, before bonding it strongly into place.  Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish leave you with one of the finest restorations in dentistry.