Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
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.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is 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 gold. 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 a long-term solution.
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 bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
George Rivera, DDS
He is very caring, helpful, giving of his time to each person that he take care of.
- Callie B
Dr. Rivera & staff work around my schedule so I do not have to take off work.
- Thomas B
Fantastic dentist and staff!
- Glenn K
I was a little anxious and nervous, but Dr. Rivera assured me I would not experience any pain and he was absolutely correct. He is the best dentist I've ever had and I would recommend him to everyone I know!!!!
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I actually enjoy going to my dentist
- Susan S
Dr Rivera and staff are very professional and caring.
- Diane C
Would recommend anyone to both Doctor Rivera and his staff. The team works very efficiently together with great expertise.
- Pat O
All our family comes here for everything and we're all always extatic about the results. The best and most comfortable crowns I've ever had.
- Amr J
I have been coming to this practice for over 25 years and am very satisfied.
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Dr. Rivera you are wonderful. I have always been extremely satisfied with my care. I value your skill and expertise. Your educational focus is wonderful as it helps with my dental health and in addition is demonstrates your true compassion for your practice. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
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