Dr. Tomiuk uses porcelain fused to semi-precious metal (contains gold) crowns. The porcelain satincera material we prefer is visually pleasing and resists chipping. The color can be matched to your natural teeth. The use of a precious metal (gold) in the interior allows Dr. Tomiuk to better fit the crown to your prepared tooth. Gold also results in less gum irritation for our patients.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit 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.
Crowns are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to a semi-precious metals mixture. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as long-term solutions.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.