Crowns are placed when the structure of an entire tooth is compromised or when missing teeth are replaced with fixed bridgework. The cases in the Crowns Gallery are examples of treatment that can be provided using porcelain crowns.
Crowns Gallery Case 1
This patient had four porcelain crowns placed on her front four teeth from a previous dentist due to a rollerblading accident. She was not happy with the color and she felt that they did not look very life-like. She had also chipped the tooth on the far left.
The previous crowns were removed and after two appointments the new porcelain crowns were cemented. They now have the appearance of natural teeth and a have definite lifelike quality to them, which made the patient very happy.
Crowns Gallery Case 2
Most dentists would agree that the single hardest restoration to do is a single crown on a central incisor, which is one of the two teeth in the middle.It is difficult to do because it has to match the other central. This patient had a crown placed by a previous dentist and after a few years the gum tissue receded, which exposed the margin.
The previous crown was removed, and after two appointments the new porcelain crown was cemented. The new crown matches the adjacent central incisor and they both have the appearance of natural teeth, when in fact only the one on your left is a natural tooth.
Crowns Gallery Case 3
This patient had an existing crown on the center tooth on your left that he was not happy with. It had a very dead appearance. He was also not happy with the shape, color, and appearance of the other teeth.
The previous crown was removed and at the second appointment the new porcelain crown and five porcelain veneers were cemented. The teeth are now in harmony and they look very natural. The lower teeth were cleaned and whitened before the top teeth were restored so that the color of the new top teeth would match color of the bottom teeth.
Crowns Gallery Case 4
The treatment involved the front six teeth. The old porcelain crowns on the front two teeth were replaced with new porcelain crowns and four porcelain veneers were placed on the two teeth on either side of the front teeth. The result is very natural and very esthetic. The patient was very pleased and was no longer self-conscious of her uneven smile.
Crowns Gallery Case 5
This is an extreme close up of two porcelain crowns that were placed by a previous dentist. The patient was not happy that they were not the same length and because of the black edge near the gumline of the crown on your right.
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Crowns Gallery Case 8
This patient had existing crowns on the front four teeth that were too white (yes, crowns can be too white!) and they did not fit the teeth properly, which caused the gums to swell and become red. The way crowns fit the teeth is as important as the way crowns look.
The crowns were replaced with new porcelain crowns, which are more natural and fit the teeth much better, which you can tell by looking at where the porcelain meets the gums. In cases like these, the gum tissue takes a few weeks to heal.
Crowns Gallery Case 9
This is another close up of the front four teeth. The gum tissue is healthy but the patient wanted more natural looking crowns to replace the old crowns, which were starting to show the darkness at the gum line and were too dull.
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The patient was very happy with the results, which consisted of placing an implant to replace the tooth that broke off at the gumline, and replacing the old crowns and then whitening the bottom teeth.