What to Expect
Our team of dentists is one of the most experienced in the greater Madison-Verona area. You won’t have to worry about being referred away for complex cases. We can do almost everything in house!
From iPads for the kids, to our widescreen TVs, we’re striving to make our dental experience just that- an experience. Our offices are modern and spacious and you’ll always have a private room to yourself.
We’ve invested in the best technology to make sure our dentists can provide the best treatment to you. From digital x-rays and in-house CT scans, to intraoral cameras and guided implantology, you can be sure that the dentistry you receive is second to none.
More About Dental Crowns
What is a Crown?
A dental crown or “cap” is a type of dental restoration that looks just like a healthy, natural tooth and is used to replace areas of the tooth affected by damage or decay, or to replace a lost tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
Do I Need One?
Not everyone who has suffered from tooth decay, a root canal or a dental injury will need a crown. Dental bonding and contouring, veneers or other restorative dental care may be better suited for your needs. Give us a call to schedule your consultation!
Type of Crowns
Crowns have many restorative benefits:
- Repair a tooth damaged by significant tooth decay or fracture
- Improve the color, shape size or alignment of the teeth
- Replace a missing tooth via a dental implant
- Restore a tooth after a root canal
What is a Crown Made Of?
As your family and cosmetic dentist, we use special care to provide crowns made entirely of porcelain materials, for a superior esthetic look and feel. Our custom designed dental crowns hold the same beautiful appearance of natural teeth, are strong, and are designed to last. You may be the only one to know it’s not your natural tooth!
What to Expect
Your tooth will be anesthetized (numbed) prior to preparing the tooth for a dental crown. Then, the tooth is slightly reduced in size to make room for the crown. An impression is taken and a temporary crown is made and cemented into place. In 1 – 3 weeks the patient returns to have the temporary crown removed and the beautiful new permanent dental crown cemented onto the tooth.
Will it Last?
The last thing you want to worry about after dental treatment is having to have more dental work done. Thankfully, porcelain dental crowns are remarkably durable and resistant to staining. Depending on your dental hygiene habits and unique dental condition, your crown may last anywhere from 5 to upwards of 25 or 30 years! Most dental insurance companies will pay to replace a crown if it’s been in the mouth for at least 5 years. If you’ve got a crown that was done elsewhere that has always bothered you and never looked right, let us know.
Want To Learn More?
It’s okay if you’re curious about dental crowns. If you think you might need a dental crown or have a crown that’s seen more than a few years of wear and tear, schedule an appointment! We’ll give you an honest assessment of your dental health to determine if a restoration is needed.