If you have a decayed or fractured tooth or a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy, Dr. Mackie can restore its strength and appearance with a custom-made dental crown. Our office offers three crown options:
- Ceramic crowns with a gold base
- All ceramic crowns
- CEREC same-day crown technology to craft fully-customized ceramic crowns in about two hours.
The traditional crown process takes at least two visits to complete. The first step is for Dr. Mackie to prepare your tooth and take impressions. Once the tooth is readied by reshaping the walls and biting surface, Dr. Mackie uses dental putty to make an impression of the tooth that will be used by our skilled ceramists to craft your custom dental crown.
Next, we will use a tray filled with similar putty to create an impression of your entire bite. This impression will assist the ceramist in our lab by ensuring the crown fits into the size and shape of your occlusion.
The final preparatory step is to match the shade of your teeth so the crown blends seamlessly into your smile. At this point, a temporary crown is worn while our trusted dental lab creates your permanent restoration.
Once your crown is prepared, you’ll return to have the temporary removed and the permanent crown placed. The results look and feel natural, and with proper care, patients are able to keep their replacement teeth for years.