Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIT A DENTAL CROWN?
Fitting a crown may require at least two visits to our office, but many times, utilizing E4D Dentist, we are able to complete a crown for you in one visit. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and either fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal or take photographic scans of your tooth and create your custom restoration right here in our office.
If your crown requires a subsequent visit, at that time, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. If it is fabricated here in the office, we will design and mill it with our E4D Dentist software and then cement the crown into place. Either way, you now have a new beautiful looking tooth.
KEY BENEFITS OF DENTAL CROWNS
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
WHAT ARE THE CAPABILITIES OF CROWNS?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. The material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
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 canal fillings, crowns are necessary to prevent breakage.
SAME DAY DENTISTRY WITH E4D DENTIST®
Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology have been revolutionizing many industries, including dentistry. With our E4D Dentist® system, the need for multiple visits, temporaries, and being numb more than once is all a thing of the past!
BENEFITS OF COMPUTER-AIDED RESTORATIONS FOR OUR PATIENTS:
- Safe and simple procedure
- One appointment
- Advanced laser technology provides absolute precision
- No need for temporary restorations
- No unpleasant or messy impressions
Our E4D Dentist® system allows Dr. Montoya to replace conventional impression methods with a clean, fast digital scan that is obtained in just a few minutes through a series of photographic images taken in the mouth. Combining this scanned data with our advanced software, we’re able to design a custom, permanent restoration. A milling unit then fabricates your restorative design quickly and conveniently, right in our dental office.
Your final result is a natural-looking restoration of superior strength that perfectly matches the surrounding teeth, making your crown, veneer, or filling virtually undetectable. The elimination of impressions, temporaries, and second appointments enhance the entire dental experience for our patients.