Have a tooth that's extremely damaged? There's a long-lasting solution—a dental crown. At Now Care Dental, we are renowned for restoring smiles with quality dental crowns.
Our dental crown procedures are extremely reliable for repairing and correcting the most severe of dental problems—even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We also replace existing crowns or fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
The tooth crowns we place usually last for 20 to 30 years—as permanent as dental treatment can be. Other advantages of a dental crown include:
Crowns and dental bridges can correct major problems caused through accidents, diseases, or wear and tear—resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old and broken fillings.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing 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. In teeth with root canals, crowns can prevent breakage.
If you need a tooth crown, fitting your crown requires at least two visits to our office. We use a high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold crown to make your teeth appear like new. To correct the most serious dental problems, we’ll treat patients with an even higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials.
Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal. During your next visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
With our new iTero® element scanner, not only does it reduce our carbon footprint by using less plastic impression trays and materials, it will cut down on the time you wait between appointments for your dental crown. We'll be able to review your digital case with you immediately and when we are both satisfied your custom digital records will be sent to my lab specialist to prepare your case.
To schedule a dental crown treatment at Now Care Dental please call our Eagan, MN office at 651-686-6800. Answering services are available 24/7. Clinic hours are 10am to 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is prepared so the crown can fit over it. An impression of teeth and gums is made and sent off to the laboratory for the crown fabrication. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the new replacement crown is made. At a second visit, the temporary crown is removed then the new crown is fitted onto the tooth and cemented.
Yes. A crown that look like a natural tooth is the goal. To achieve a natural look, a number of factors are considered: the color, bite, shape, and length of natural teeth. Any one of these factors alone can affect the appearance.
If you have a certain cosmetic look in mind for your crown, discuss it with us at your initial visit. When the procedure is complete, your teeth will not only be stronger, but they may be more attractive.
To prevent damaging or fracturing the crowns, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or on other hard objects. Tooth grinding can be a consideration as to what material the crown is made. Besides visiting your dentist and brushing twice a day, cleaning between your teeth is vital with crowns. Floss or other dental cleaners (specially shaped brushes or picks) are important tools to remove plaque from the crown area where the gum meets the tooth. Plaque in that area can cause dental decay and gum disease at the base of the crown.