Dr. Pampena and his team of dental professionals, here at The Pines Dental in Welland, offer both crowns and bridges for a number of cosmetic and functional situations.
If you are missing some of your teeth, don't worry, Dr. Pampena and his team can help you. Dr. Pampena knows that losing one or more teeth has an unwelcome impact socially and psychologically. That is why Dr. Pampena wants you to understand what crown treatments can do for you. Crowns can be a long lasting solution to help you improve your smile and health.
Crown procedures permanently replace missing and worn tooth structure. Dr. Pampena utilizes very strong, esthetic dental materials to restore teeth to their natural function and beauty. This technology has evolved so that in certain cases, all-ceramic (porcelain) materials are used. These metal-free restorations are not only very strong, but life-like too. Sometimes crowns are constructed in conjunction with other cosmetic services, such as porcelain laminates, to create an entire new look. No special maintenance is necessary and the restorations generally last for many years.
Crowns are covers that fit over your teeth to restore and strengthen them. In dentistry, crowns are used to cover discoloured or unevenly shaped teeth, to protect weak or decayed teeth, to restore a fractured tooth, to attach a bridge or to strengthen teeth after a root canal treatment. Crowns can be made of different materials, including acrylic, metal and porcelain. Today, all ceramic tooth-coloured crowns are most commonly used. The type of ceramic varies depending on the need for greater aesthetics vs. strength. For example, we would recommend a different ceramic for front teeth compared to back teeth because molar teeth need to be stronger to withstand the forces of chewing.
We have also invested in the latest technology that captures virtual models of your teeth and gums. Our intra-oral scanner is the latest offering and features the fastest and most accurate scanning on the market today. That’s right, no more “Goop” for impressions! We have even gone a step further and paired that technology with the latest software (Cerec) and milling machines to fabricate crowns in house. This all means that we have the ability to get one or more crowns done in a single visit! We have really seen a difference in the quality of the crowns made with this new approach compared to the traditional one. Also, this technology, combined with our 3D CT Scans, allows us to make dental implant placement guides for unparalleled surgical accuracy.
If you have any questions or concerns about crowns, come to our office in Welland, ON or speak to one of The Pines Dental team members today.