Dr. Jason Petkevis is a general dentist in Downingtown, PA who will restore a structurally unsound tooth with a dental crown. A dental crown, or ‘tooth cap’, can be used as a restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatment. Whether you need to replace an existing restoration or have a tooth that needs a crown, he can create a custom tooth crown that looks and feels like your natural teeth. A dental crown can be used to address:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Mishappen teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Stabilize a tooth after a root canal
- Restore a missing tooth along with a dental implant
Porcelain Dental Crown
There are many materials that a dentist can choose from for creating a dental crown. Dr. Petkevis chooses to use a porcelain dental crown at his Downingtown, PA dentist office because of their superior esthetics and long-term durability. The benefits of porcelain dental crowns include:
- Metal Free
- Extremely Natural Looking
- Long Lasting
Replacing an Old Dental Crown
Traditionally, a dental crown needed to have a metal foundation. These left patients with unsightly dark lines around their dental crowns. Dr. Petkevis uses porcelain dental crowns because of their superior esthetics and long-term durability. Dr. Petkevis will replace your metal dental crown, broken or worn dental crown with a new porcelain dental crown that will blend beautifully with the existing tooth and surrounding gum for a virtually undetectable restoration.
Dental Crown Process
Dr. Petkevis will examine your teeth and overall dental health at your scheduled consultation. This exam will help him to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function. Dr. Petkevis focuses on the pre-treatment planning to ensure that the results will be predictable and successful.
To start, Dr. Petkevis will remove any existing dental crowns or fillings. He will then prepare the tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated.
Dr. Petkevis has a close working relationship with expert ceramists in dental laboratories across the United States. He will select the best materials for your restoration. In about 2 to 3 weeks, when the permanent dental crown has arrived from the laboratory, you will return to our Downingtown PA cosmetic dentist office where Dr. Petkevis will attach the dental crown, make any necessary adjustments and secure it for a permanent fit.