Erase years of wear and tear on your teeth with porcelain crowns! Porcelain crowns are customized just for you to cover broken, cracked, or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, strong, long lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crowns, Dr. Neumann will position a custom milled, natural looking, porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your smile.
Q: What is a crown and why do I need one?
A: If Dr. Neumann has recommended a crown, it is likely either to correct a broken tooth or to repair a tooth that has deteriorated due to cavities (decay). The decay in your tooth eats away healthy tooth structure much like rust eats away at metal. If not removed, decay will deteriorate the tooth to the point where extraction is the only viable treatment option. Sometimes, decay is removed leaving healthy tooth structure, but not much of it. A crown can then be placed, restoring the look and function of your tooth while allowing you to keep your natural, underlying tooth structure. Most crowns are precision-milled porcelain or full metal (gold or silver) and are individually customized for each application in each patient, giving you a natural, long lasting smile.
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or simply wear and tear results in the loss of a tooth, and this can create significant problems for your dental health if not corrected. Over time, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move about, moving into the area and resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems down the road.
You can prevent these issues with a porcelain bridge – a classic technique for restoring your mouth’s function, with aesthetically pleasing results. By fusing a prosthesis between two crowns, Dr. Neumann will bridge the gap in your smile. And since the lifelike porcelain is custom-designed to blend with your natural smile, you’ll look great too.