Dental Crowns

DENTAL CROWNS

Dental crowns are the aesthetic dental solution for teeth that have suffered too much damage to be repaired with fillings, inlays, or onlays. Occasionally a tooth cracks or breaks because of tooth decay, teeth grinding, an accident, or other reasons. When this occurs, Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Waasdorp can repair the damaged tooth with a natural-looking porcelain crown that will be virtually indistinguishable from surrounding teeth. A crown covers the entire tooth and is permanently bonded into place. It adds strength, aesthetics and protection to teeth damaged. Our Philadelphia dentist office will use a crown to:

  • Fix damaged, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Fix discolored teeth
  • Fix misshapen teeth
  • Reinforce a tooth with a root canal
  • Strengthen anchor teeth for dental bridge
  • As a dental restoration with dental implants

TYPES OF DENTAL CROWNS

With traditional crowns, a porcelain “tooth” covers a metal cap, which is affixed to the prepared tooth remnant. While this method is excellent for restoring strength and structure to damaged teeth, the edge of the metal cap can show at the gum line. For this reason, Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Waasdorp typically use traditional porcelain-on-metal crowns only to repair back teeth. This way, patients can benefit from the added strength of the porcelain fused to metal without having to worry.

When front teeth become damaged, all-ceramic crowns provide the ultimate in aesthetically pleasing tooth restoration. All-ceramic crowns not only accurately recreate the shape of the tooth, they have a superbly translucent appearance that makes them virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dr. Weinstock or Dr. Waasdorp will customize your all-ceramic crown to complement the color, size, shape, and texture of your surrounding teeth. Indeed, his precision and attention to detail ensure such natural-looking results that you may forget which of your teeth was repaired.

WHAT TO EXPECT

ABOUT DENTAL CROWNS PROCESS

Examination – Dr. Weinstock or Dr. Waasdorp will conduct an examination of your teeth and overall dental health to determine if a dental crown is right for you. He will look for signs of decay, stress and instability that could compromise the results. He will review with you your dental crown options and design a custom treatment plan to restore the tooth.

Tooth Preparation – The dental crown procedure will begin with Dr. Weinstock or Dr. Waasdorp using local anesthesia to numb the tooth for your comfort. He will then prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. Next, he will take impressions of the prepared tooth that will be used to fabricate a comfortable, beautiful and natural functioning crown. A temporary cap will be placed on the tooth to protect it until the final restoration is completed. A dental laboratory will create your crown using the impressions and the chosen shade that will best match the rest of your teeth.

Placement of Final Restoration – Your custom made dental crown will be ready in about two to three weeks. You will return to our Philadelphia dentist office for the final placement. Dr. Weinstock or Dr. Waasdorp will remove the temporary cap and will then place your new crown. Once you and Dr. Weinstock or Dr. Waasdorp are happy with the fit, look, and position of the crown, it will be bonded to the tooth and polished.

Aesthetically pleasing tooth restoration

Virtually indistinguishable from surrounding teeth

Custom made for fit, look and matching shade

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated May 6th

Dear Patients:

As the world has undoubtedly changed, the health of our patients and staff continues to be our number one priority.  We are again open to see patients, taking every precaution and are ready to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
 
Your well-being is our top priority. New precautions and safeguards are being implemented when it comes to your visit at the office to augment our already stringent standards.
-Staff is screened daily and temperature is taken upon entering the office.
 
-Each patient is pre-screened and temperature is taken upon entering the office. Patients are also asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry.
-We have added advanced HEPA/UV light air filtration systems to each operatory and our waiting area.
 
-Appointments are staggered to comply with social distancing; patients are kindly asked to wait in their car and will be called when they are ready to be seen.  We greatly appreciate your patience with this process in advance and apologize for any wait times as we adjust to the new check-in process.

-Staff will be wearing appropriate PPE included n95 masks and facial shields.

For up to date information on the virus, we would like to refer you to the government website for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov

Kindest Regards

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