Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
A crown (or cap) is a fixed prosthetic object that is cemented onto a tooth. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
With advancements in dentistry, there are some wonderful dental crowns coming out on the market today which do an exceptional job in protecting the natural tooth from danger and taking over its functions. Pleasanton CA Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. John M. Gowey, aims to deliver the best to our patients after thorough analysis of their condition.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain are the most popular. This is a very reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
- Traumatic Injury
What does getting a crown involve?
Traditional Dental Crowns require at least two visits. During your first appointment, Pleasanton CA Bay Area Porcelain Crown Expert, Dr. John M. Gowey, will examine and prepare your tooth. An impression will also be taken to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, Pleasanton CA Porcelain Crown Dental Professional, Dr. John M. Gowey, will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure a proper fit.
Pleasanton CA Bay Area Porcelain Crown Dentist, Dr. John M. Gowey, will be provide you with care instructions and encourage you to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a FREE Dental Consultation please complete the form on the right or contact the office of Pleasanton CA Bay Area Porcelain Crown Expert, Dr. John M. Gowey at 925-271-9291 today!
Before: Patient needs Upper Arch Rehabilitation. Presents with Upper Anterior teeth that are stained, incisal edges (tooth edge) are worn down and chipped, and gumline recession is present.
After: Smile restored with placement of 8 Upper All Porcelain Crowns (Caps). Gumline and incisal edges are now uniform. Patient now has longer, better shaped teeth to enhance the smile line and aid in chewing/biting function.
(Note: Patients depicted in photos have provided their consent to display their pictures online. Each patient is unique, and results may vary.)