Crowns at Meng Dentistry:
At Meng Dental we strive to give you the very best in oral healthcare. Our certified professionals have spent over an additional 6,000 hours in continuing education to learn how to fit and replace the best looking crown. We use a digital scanning and impression technology that produces the fastest and clearest imagery to help diagnose when a patient may be in need of a dental crown. Our crowns are fabricated by a high end machine that are then hand finished by a highly trained and qualified dental professional at our in house lab. We use all electric handpieces that produce less vibration and result in a more comfortable experience.
Protect Your Tooth With A Dental Crown
A crown is a restoration that is used to entirely cover a tooth which is badly broken down or has a previous large silver or tooth colored filling which is failing. Crown restorations can be made of full gold, porcelain, or a combination design. Full gold crowns are still the restoration of choice on the molar teeth where the biting forces are the highest, especially in patients who have a history of tooth grinding. Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored on the outside and are reinforced with a white gold or zirconium substructure for strength. A combination design has a white gold chewing surface, with a porcelain outer surface, to allow for a tooth-colored restoration with very high durability. This design is most commonly used on upper back teeth, where the porcelain is visible in the smile and the metal portion is “hidden” by the inside of the mouth.Newer all ceramic materials are showing huge promise from standpoints of both strength and aesthetics, and are quickly revolutionizing this treatment. The all-ceramic technology has reached the point where we are able to eliminate the use of metal in most situations while achieving an even stronger restoration!
Dental Crowns For Function And Aesthetics
Dental crowns can be used for many purposes. Whether you are seeking a crown for broken or missing teeth, or aesthetic purposes, each patient's reasoning will differ. At Meng Dentistry, Dr. Joe Meng and Dr. Graham Meng understand the importance of a great looking smile and will provide you with the best solution and highest quality care. If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a dental crown may be the right solution. If your tooth is missing, but its former position is surrounded by other tooth structures, a bridge may be the best option. If you wish to improve tooth discoloration or misshapen teeth, veneers could be right for you. Schedule an office consultation to determine whether you could benefit from crowns, bridges, or veneers.
Dental crowns are used to replace chipped or broken teeth as well as old fillings by removing any decay or cavities underneath the filling. If you think you may be in need of a crown, call our office to book an appointment with one of our highly trained and experienced professionals. Candidates for dental crowns typically struggle with the following problems:
At Meng Dentistry we do not provide same day crowns. While you will see many advertisements for same day crowns, faster turnaround time does not always mean higher quality results. Same day crowns also require more destruction of the tooth structure. Our dental crowns take on average two weeks, but can be turned around by our highly trained and qualified dental professionals in our in-house lab in just a few days for emergency situations.