The Building Blocks of a New Smile
A crown is a dental restoration created from a solid material, unlike a filling, which begins as a liquid. Crowns literally crown or cap a tooth by covering the entire portion of the tooth that extends above the gum line. Dr. Scott Quandt prefers to use porcelain crowns whenever possible, though the back teeth often require porcelain-fused-to-metal or all metal crowns because of the intense pressure they must endure when you chew.
Why do I need a crown?
When a cavity or crack in your tooth becomes too significant for a filling to repair, Dr. Quandt can use a crown to restore the durability, structure, and function of the compromised tooth.
Is there an alternative to a crown?
In some situations, Dr. Quandt may recommend an inlay or onlay. These partial crowns are stronger than a filling, but they require less tooth preparation than a full crown. Inlays and onlays are a more conservative option. Dr. Quandt will advise you which option is best for your situation.
Does getting a crown hurt?
We don’t believe in “hurt” at Dental Designs! With The Wand electronic anesthesia delivery system, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), oral sedation, and oral conscious sedation, Dr. Quandt can make any dental procedure comfortable and relaxing.
When you choose Dr. Quandt and our team as your oral health partners, we’ll help you discover the lifelong joys of a strong, beautiful smile. Call today to reserve your personal consultation, checkup and cleaning, or second-opinion visit.
Our state-of-the-art dental office is located in Green Bay, and we serve patients from Ashwaubenon, De Pere, Appleton, Howard, and beyond with genuine compassion and excellent clinical care. We’re changing the way people go to the dentist!