Dental Crowns by Paul Krause Dental in Omaha
At Paul Krause Dental in Omaha, our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
When damage to a person’s teeth goes beyond repair with a traditional filling, we can use porcelain, zirconia, or gold crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We take pride in the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for our dental patients. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 10 to 20 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 requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent 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.
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?
Getting a dental crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. 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, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Preventing Breakage and Preventing Pain
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 treatment, crowns can prevent breakage.
Temporary Crown V.S. Permanent Crown
A temporary dental crown is made of a different type of material than the dental permanent crown. The temporary crown is usually made from acetate, polycarbonate resin, or stainless steel. These dental temporaries are not as strong as dental permanent crowns so it’s important not to bite your nails, chew on ice, or eat hard foods while you have a dental temporary.
Dental permanent crowns are made from different materials like porcelain, ceramic, gold, or metal alloys. Dental permanent crowns are much stronger than dental temporaries so you can go about your normal routine without worrying about damaging your dental crown. It’s best to avoid chewing on hard foods and ice though so you don’t crack or chip your dental crown.