Dental crowns are often recommended to patients whose teeth are cracked, broken, or decayed beyond what a simple composite filling could repair. They are made of high strength ceramic and porcelain materials and designed to align with your natural bite - improving the natural function and appearance of your smile. For the past 20 years, Dr. Sheen has been using dental crowns to strengthen and recreate the natural beauty of patients' smiles.
Dental crowns are placed on top of root canals or implants, and permanently bonded to the remaining base structure of a natural tooth. These durable ceramic caps are custom created for each individual patient, and won't stain or deteriorate like natural teeth. A dental crown procedure requires two office visits to complete. During your first visit, Dr. Sheen will conduct a comprehensive examination of your smile, take a dental impression, and fit you with a temporary. When you come back for your second visit, the temporary will be removed, the fit will be examined and adjusted accordingly, and then your new dental crown will be permanently bonded into place.
Properly fitted and maintained dental crowns last upwards of 25 years, and are a great treatment option for patients who want both a functionally strong and natural looking smile. For more information on dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, contact the office of Dr. Sheen today.