Back in 200 AD, the Etruscans (an early Italian culture) made dental crowns from gold to restore damaged teeth. Crown technology has come a long way since then. Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry puts the best of modern dental techniques into the smiles of patients in the Cincinnati and Fairfield Township area, with durable, attractive dental crowns.
Dental crowns to the rescue
Dental crowns are extremely versatile, used to restore, strengthen, protect, and beautify in these situations:
- A tooth with an area of decay too large to support a filling.
- A cracked, broken, or worn-down tooth.
- For cosmetic improvement in a tooth that is poorly-shaped or badly discolored.
- To top a dental implant as a stand-alone tooth replacement.
- To safeguard a tooth after root canal therapy.
- As part of a crown and bridge unit to replace missing teeth.
Just two visits required
At the initial appointment, your mouth is numbed and the tooth is prepared. Damage is removed and the tooth is shaped to hold the crown. Impressions are taken for the design of your new tooth. Impressions, exact measurements, and shading information are sent to a professional dental laboratory, where the crown is fabricated. There are many materials of choice including gold, porcelain, porcelain to metal, and zirconia for its strength, stain resistant qualities, and natural appearance. A temporary resin crown is placed so that you look and chew normally while the final crown is being fabricated.
You return to Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry in two to three weeks. The interim/temporary crown is removed, and the new one is cemented into place, again with local anesthetic as needed. After a bit of final adjusting and polishing, your smile is restored! With good oral hygiene, your dental crown can last a decade or more.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.