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Tooth brush bristles simply are too large to fit in the microscopic crevices created by crowns that don’t fit well. A gap can occur between your tooth and the restoration being placed on it if there isn’t absolute attention paid to this critical detail. Over time, bacteria will accumulate in such places, and new decay will spring up in the areas you can’t clean!
To ensure this does not happen for our patients, we use highly skilled ceramists who work under a microscope to perfect the fit of our restorations (crowns, veneers, etc)! Many offices will advertise a quick fix– Get your crown in one appointment!!! But in our experience, the time it takes to hand make a precision restoration for your tooth far outweighs something that may need to be redone in the near future.
Our crowns are created by art majors, actual dental ceramic experts who use a microscope to create ultra-realistic, natural looking crowns. The attention to detail means that the seals are tight to protect against bacteria and the crown may last a lifetime.
We believe the best restorations require proper planning, an excellent ceramist, and approval by the patient prior to beginning. Here is an example of how six failing restorations were replaced by new all ceramic crowns. The process involved taking impressions used to develop the new teeth in wax. This serves as a blue print to check the esthetics of the final result before starting and to verify the new crowns would work properly with her lower teeth. Once approved, the old dental work is removed and the teeth are modified appropriately just enough to allow room for the new restorations to fit. This ensures maximum retention of vital tooth structure and helps to keep the teeth healthy. Afterwords, the labs highly trained ceramists create the new crowns that take into consideration the patients desires for tooth length, position, and color. The final restorations are inserted and we are left with a very satisfied patient!