Full function using modern techniques.
Once your case is planned, two appointments leave you with a restored tooth.
Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help you restore and maintain an optimal level of health. While the strength and beauty of materials continue to advance, the skill of the practitioner makes a significant difference in every outcome. We focus on utilizing the best techniques for comprehensive care, returning even the most damaged mouths to full health.
Sometimes teeth undergo significant damage due to cavities, substantial bite forces, trauma, or just normal functioning. If a root canal is needed to salvage a severely compromised nerve, the tooth may be especially fragile. Many situations leave teeth in danger of loss without restorative care. Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic nature. Not only are most “capped” teeth indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they’re also unyielding and comfortable.
Crowns can be crafted to repair a single tooth, multiple teeth (including the entire mouth), or in conjunction with dental implants to fill a space. In fact, when missing teeth enter the equation, special consideration might be given to placing a dental bridge or implants.
Once your case is planned, two appointments leave you with a restored tooth. At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for crafting porcelain over the tooth by a master lab technician. Your dentist provides all the information to a specialized lab that’s needed to create a masterpiece. A temporary crown allows you to function normally until the crown arrives for placement typically within 2-3 weeks.
After hours of custom craftwork in the lab, you’ll return for a second appointment. The dentist will try-in and evaluate the appearance and fit of the crown, before bonding it strongly into place. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish leave you with one of the finest restorations in dentistry.
Crowns in just 3 steps
Our team will inspect your tooth and prepare it for your new crown. Our office provides amenities to help make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Not every oral health issue is readily apparent to the naked eye. We use X-rays and other technologies to see below the surface and ensure everything is ready.
You’ll try on your new crown before bonding to ensure fit and finish. A final polish leaves you with one of the finest restorations in dentistry.
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It’s no exaggeration that tooth decay can lead to other serious health issues. But what is tooth decay, anyway? Simply, it’s cavities. And to understand why it may be dangerous you need to understand where cavities come from.
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At home, prevention may include brushing and flossing twice a day. But many strategies and oral health aids exist that may fit your situation even better. Our team can help customize solutions that enhance your daily efforts, often turning frustration into smiles at the healthy changes that occur.
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Dr. Craig Lowrie
Dr. Lowrie focuses on three main aspects of dentistry: patient comfort, big picture treatment planning and performing excellent dental work. He understands that you may have had bad experiences in the past, but he will work to gain your trust and to make sure you have a good experience here at Advanced Family Dentistry.