All Ceramic Crowns
While composite dental fillings will only cover a small portion of the tooth, a dental crown encases the entire visible tooth. In effect, the crown then acts as the new outer surface of the tooth it is covering. Crowns are used when teeth are broken or decayed in such a way that fillings alone won't be able to repair the issue. Crowns can provide protection around weakened teeth, and also improve the cosmetic appearance of the tooth. They have the ability to restore teeth to their original shape, which is commonly done if teeth that have been broken. Dr. Flynn-Nyktas uses porcelain to create her crowns, allowing them to look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
How it's done:
Your first visit to Dr. Flynn-Nyktas for a dental crown will usually involve a reshaping of the tooth, as well as a taking of impressions to create the crown. The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to create the final restoration. Before you head home, the doctor will provide a temporary crown to cover your tooth in between visits.
At your return appointment, your Summit dentist will have received the permanent crown from the lab. The temporary crown will be removed and the new one will be placed. Before cementing the final restoration into place, we will ensure that the fit and color of the crown works perfectly with your smile.