Dental CrownsAn Overview
Dental crowns are one of the most widely used dental restorations, serving both cosmetic and restorative purposes for patients with a range of concerns:
- Chipped tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Restoring a dental implant
- Strengthening a tooth after a root canal
A highly trained restorative dentist and Master Ceramist, Dr. Sousa places dental crowns that are customized to your smile, fabricated on-site, and placed for a lasting result. Using high-quality ceramic materials, your dental crown will support long-term oral health while restoring function and beauty to your smile.
Replacing Dental Crowns
Most dentistry looks like dentistry.
Our goal at East Hills Dental Associates is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. Dr. Sousa can replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
As a trained Master Ceramist, Dr. Sousa offers patients the benefit of his comprehensive knowledge and experience in both creating and placing dental restorations. We use high-quality materials in our on-site dental lab for consistent care not found in most dental offices.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing new dental crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth.
In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not.