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Crowns

A severely chipped front tooth

A severely chipped front tooth

The tooth prepared for a porcelain crown

The tooth prepared for a porcelain crown

When the structure of the entire tooth is compromised, a crown, which covers all the surfaces of the tooth, will need to be placed. The example to the left illustrates a fractured front tooth.

 

At Dr. Bruce Stewart's Oneida dental office, we offer one-appointment crowns with the CEREC system. Click on CEREC for more information. For dental offices that do not offer one-appointment crowns as we do, the first step is to prepare the tooth for a crown, which requires them to reduce the tooth so the lab has enough room to produce a life-like crown. They then take an impression, select the proper color for the crown and make a temporary, at which time the first appointment is completed.


 

Your case is then sent to the lab to make the crown, which is then tried in and adjusted. The dentist's job is to communicate what your wishes and desires are to the lab technicians so your new crown will be in harmony with the surrounding teeth.

Before your new crown is cemented, they check the fit, the contacts, the bite and the color to make sure it has the same characteristics of your natural teeth.

Please see our Crowns Gallery to view the type of results we can achieve with porcelain crowns.

The porcelain crown being tried in

The porcelain crown being tried in

The tooth restored to its natural appearance

The tooth restored to its natural appearance