Crowns are used to correct problems such as damage,
fractures, decaying, badly stained teeth, teeth that are heavily
filled, chipped, or broken, and gaps. Dental crowns can also
be considered as another approach to correcting crowded, rotated
teeth. If a tooth has had root canal treatment, or if a tooth
has lost a lot of its natural structure, a crown should be
placed for strength and longevity.
Skillfully fabricated porcelain crowns can
defy detection, and porcelain is the preferred material at the
Kochman Centre. To prepare a tooth for a crown, some of the tooth
is removed to create a structure to support the crown. An impression
is made of the reduced teeth and a temporary crown is put in
place to function while the crown is being made. Dr. Kochman
creates models for the final crowns based on the impressions
and input from the patient. A master ceramist then creates the
crowns based on the models. The final crown is bonded into place,
and patients will have beautiful, natural-looking crowns.
Bridges are permanent option to replace missing teeth.
A bridge is comprised of a porcelain replacement tooth that is
cemented to the adjacent teeth, which ensures that it does not