Dental Crowns − Greenville SC
Greenville SC Dentist, Wm. Chad Colson, DMD, FAGD or Jill W. Colson, DMD, FAGD, replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. Greenville Office Phone Number Greenville Office Phone Number 864-271-6705
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We can replace existing crowns and “fillings” with new crowns that look and feel like your natural teeth.
When damage to your teeth is extreme, we can use porcelain crowns to restore damage teeth to function. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems. Our crowns are tooth-colored, strong, and esthetic. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
In most circumstances, we are able to make same day crowns for patients.
Our COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN/COMPUTER AIDED MILLING (CAD/CAM) software and hardware programs are available to fabricate crowns and much more– in-house. In most cases, we can fabricate your crown in the same appointment– while you wait!
We design your restoration with our Amann Girrbach Ceramill Mind design software then mill using our Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion II milling machine. This duo is widely used in dental laboratories across the US and in over 90 countries worldwide. We are one of the few dental practices that have this laboratory based product in a clinical setting. The machine is the benchmark in terms of range of indications and materials.
In some circumstances, fitting a crown requires two visits to our office. For this procedure a temporary crown is worn.
In as little as a few days, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new, beautiful looking tooth.
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crowns are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, decay or wear and tear. For our crowns, we use either a lithium disilicate material or a zirconium oxide. Both are tooth-colored, strong, and esthetic. Dr. Chad Colson and Dr. Jill Colson will discuss which material is better for you.
Hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth can cause a painful condition called Cracked Tooth Syndrome or CTS. CTS is diagnosed by a series of tests. Placing crowns on these teeth typically relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. Occasionally, teeth with CTS will need root canal therapy. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. Dr. Jill Colson and Dr. Chad Colson will work with you to decide which treatment is best for you.