Houska DentalOur office offers state of the art computer scanning technology that eliminates the need for messy oral impressions in most cases. Scanning your prepared tooth provides a comfortable, accurate image from which your crown is custom fabricated. No more gagging on sloppy dental impression materials!

Crowns (also called “caps”) are dental restorations that strengthen a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. Crowns are significantly stronger than fillings and longer lasting under most conditions and with proper care.

Crowns are also an esthetic restoration used to improve the appearance of individual teeth and/or entire smiles. The beautiful smiles seen on many Hollywood stars and magazine covers are often the result of dental crowns.

Crowns can be made entirely of tooth-colored materials, metals, or a combination of the two. Your consultation with the doctor will determine which material is best for you as not all conditions are well suited to every restoration.

Many variations are possible in the fabrication of dental crowns from the expertise of the practitioner, to the expertise of the dental laboratory and the quality of materials used in fabrication. Our doctors have extensive training and experience in restorative dentistry and our office uses only the best dental laboratories and the highest quality materials. As part of our commitment to the highest standards of care for our patients across the scope of our practice, our office uses only dental laboratories located within the United States, subject to the highest standards of sanitation and quality, and crowns fabricated from precious and semiprecious metals. Much attention has been given in the media of late to the  substandard practices of international dental labs and their use of harmful metals, such as lead, in the fabrication of crowns. Our patients can always feel secure knowing that these are not things they need be concerned about in our practice.