“Dr. Slater was the most honest and professional doctor I have ever been to. I will absolutely recommend her to all of my friends. Can't say enough about my experience at Slater Family Dentistry”
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CROWN PLACED AND FELT IT WAS TOO LARGE? DID NOT FIT YOUR BITE? HAD A DARK METAL LINE BY THE GUM LINE?
Dr. Slater takes special care to make sure any dental treatment you receive looks and feels natural. She has developed techniques that allow for a beautiful result that is strong enough to withstand chewing forces for years. For posterior crowns, the material of choice is Zirconia. It is an extremely strong material that can withstand chewing forces. For anterior teeth, a more translucent material can be used to assure optimal esthetics — preferably an Empress crown by Ivoclar.
Our doctors have a unique ability to create a crown that fits your teeth and mouth precisely, and to maintain your comfort throughout the process. They use many specific protocols to decrease the risk of sensitivity both during and after the appointment. All temporary crowns created at Slater Family Dentistry fit well and look great.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF TREATING A TOOTH WITH A CROWN?
To strengthen very damaged teeth, full crowns wrap all around a tooth, not just covering the front surface like a veneer. The porcelain used with crowns on front teeth is the most natural, beautiful dental material available. A mold is taken of your properly recontoured teeth and the porcelain crowns are created by a highly skilled ceramist. While the permanent crown is being created, a temporary crown is placed to cover and protect the tooth. The final permanent crown is later cemented. Dr. Slater uses a conservative technique and excellent laboratory technicians to be able to deliver exceptional results with the least tooth reshaping possible.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RESTORE A TOOTH WITH A DENTAL CROWN?
Two appointments are needed. If significant changes are made to your smile or bite, a few additional short appointments may be needed.
HOW MANY YEARS WILL A DENTAL CROWN FUNCTION?
In most cases, crowns last well over 10 years and are replaced due to a desire for a fresh cosmetic look. At Slater Family Dentistry we warranty crowns against chipping, cavities, or loosening for five years so long as you maintain your preventative hygiene visits.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A CROWN?
Crowns at Slater Family Dentistry are an excellent value. Depending on the reason for placement, up to half or more of the cost may be covered by dental insurance.
For more information or to receive a free consultation, please contact us at (480) 981-3047