Crowns can be made of porcelain or other materials, depending on what works best for your situation. There are many reasons why you might need a dental crown:

  • If you have a cracked tooth, a crown may be required to save the tooth and avoid an extraction.
  • If you have an extensive cavity that requires most of the biting surface of the tooth to be rebuilt, a crown may be the best treatment option.
  • If you have severely worn down your teeth, crowns can be placed to rebuild them.
  • If you have had a root canal on a back tooth, a crown will be needed to maintain the strength of the tooth and keep it from breaking.
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The procedure is completed in one visit

We understand that getting dental crowns can feel like a big deal. That’s why we want to make sure you feel comfortable and supported every step of the way. We’ll begin with a comprehensive exam with one of our incredibly skilled dentists, who will determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental crown. We will then go over the details of your teeth and the costs involved.

When you come for your crown appointment, we will set you up with noise-canceling headphones and your own music station so you can relax while we prepare your tooth and make your crown. We fabricate our crowns in-house during your visit. So, when you leave, your tooth is finished and ready for the next meal! While this process may seem daunting at first glance, don’t worry—we’ll walk you through it every step and ensure you understand everything before we begin.

Practice philosophy

Dr. Costa and Dr. Williams provide outstanding dental services with the highest quality materials and techniques, but their practice mission doesn’t stop there. Their ultimate goal is to care for people, safeguard their health, optimize their beauty, and elevate their overall quality of life. Each patient is treated as one-of-a-kind and given personalized attention in a relaxing setting.

We schedule fewer patients each day than average so that no one is ever rushed or pressured. There is no question too trivial or too complex for the Costa + Williams Dental Health Care team; every concern is addressed to the patient’s satisfaction, no matter how long it takes.

Elevating restorations to an art form

Dr. Costa and Dr. Williams are perfectionists who derive tremendous joy from creating customized in-house restorations carefully tailored to each individual. Their nuanced control over color, texture, and shape leads to a final product that is detailed, aesthetically superior, and precise. By treating the process as an art form, Dr. Costa and Dr. Williams deliver crowns, bridges, implants, and veneers that cannot be differentiated from natural teeth.

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Types of crown materials

There are many different types of crown materials that dentists can use. At Costa and Williams Dental Care, we have hand selected the best and most predictable materials for fabricating dental crowns. Dental materials have become not only stronger and more durable with time but also more aesthetically pleasing, as they closely mimic natural enamel. Ceramics have replaced metal as the material of choice for dental crowns.

  • Ceramic crowns – Ceramic crowns are made entirely of ceramic material, meaning they have no metal inside them. These types of crowns are aesthetically pleasing and can be made to mimic the exact look of natural teeth. We use a ceramic material called lithium disilicate. These types of crowns tend to be very strong and durable.
  • Zirconia crowns – Zirconia is a very strong material that has properties of both metal and ceramic. It can be characterized to look like natural teeth. It is used when maximum strength is needed.

At Costa + Williams, we primarily use lithium disilicate and zirconia crowns for their combination of strength, durability, and aesthetics. With these modern materials, we can mill and fire your crown in our office to give you a custom, exact-fitting crown that looks and feels like the real thing.

Our crowns are made to last

Dental crowns are incredibly durable, and they can last for years. Our dentists use the most high-quality materials and take the time necessary to ensure you get a perfect fit, look and feel. Cracked, fractured, and chipped teeth are a common finding in today’s fast-paced and often stressful culture. Resurfacing an injured tooth with a full-coverage dental crown is a predictable way to protect the tooth from future damage. However, the key is ensuring you take care of the crown and protect it from damage. Here are a few tips for keeping your current dentition in tip-top shape:

  • Don’t eat foods that are hard on your teeth, such as candies, nuts, or anything with seeds or pits. These foods tend to chip or crack teeth, which can cause problems for the dental crown that covers those teeth.
  • Avoid brushing too hard and avoid using a hard bristle toothbrush. It’s okay if you feel like you have to brush harder than usual because of something stuck between your teeth, but try not to do it regularly. Brushing too hard can wear down the enamel on your teeth and cause damage to the tooth underneath the crown, which could also lead to chipping or cracking.
  • Practice good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing.
  • Visit us regularly for checkups. It’s crucial for us to inspect your teeth regularly so we can catch any issues before they become serious problems. Many times, cracks or fractures can occur that are small and need to be followed on a regular recall. Once a cracked tooth begins to cause discomfort, the final result may be the extraction of the tooth. It is much more cost-effective and less painful to treat a cracked tooth early.
  • Avoid chewing ice and biting on things that are harmful to teeth. Remember, teeth are not tools! This can lead to chipping and cracking.
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Your personalized consultation

During your initial consultation, we take the time to get to know you and understand your concerns in depth. Many patients have had negative experiences in the past with dentistry, whether due to pain and discomfort or difficult personalities within the dental office. At Costa + Williams Dental Health Care, we recognize the validity of your trepidation and only move forward with services after thoroughly educating you on the treatment plan, costs, and recovery time involved. Knowledge is power, and we believe that patients should play active roles in their own care, which has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress

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