Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental 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, dental crowns and/or dental 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.
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Northampton Implant and Family Dentistry
Patient Review from Chris M
Thank you. You are the best!
- Chris M
Patient Review from Kathleen K
Dr Kim is the best dentist I've ever had. He is extremely skilled and gentle. We consider ourselves lucky to have become one of his patients and hope he never leaves the area.
- Kathleen K
Patient Review from Cathy T
Dr. Kim cares very deeply about his patients and his work. He is a perfectionist which is a good thing when it comes to your teeth and oral health. I highly recommend him.
- Cathy T
Patient Review from Bob K
Very good visit
- Bob K
Patient Review from Angelique L
Dr. Kim clearly takes pride in his precision work. His dental hygenenists and assistants are kind and attentive. The front line staff are friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend this practice!
- Angelique L
Patient Review from Robert P
Very good procedure
- Robert P
Patient Review from James B
Everything was fine. No waiting. Doctor and assistant worked quickly and gave me confidence. Overall, very good.
- James B
Patient Review from Alan D
Worked really well and did not hurt much. Faster than what I remember from previous crowns.
- Alan D
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Patient Review from Kevin D
Smooth procedure, Dr was very aware of comfort level.
- Kevin D
Patient Review from George U
Went well new tooth seems to fit well
- George U
Patient Review from Woody C
Fast, painless, and great customer service
- Woody C
Patient Review from Maxwell B
Outstanding service DR Kim is always professional and always leaves me with a bright new smile.
- Maxwell B
Patient Review from Andrew S
Crown did not fit the 1st time and Dr Kim had it corrected. Now crown fits great
- Andrew S
Patient Review from R M
Very good work and quick also.
- R M
Patient Review from Dan M
An over all great place
- Dan M
Patient Review from Pamela K
Everyone in this office treats the patient professionally.
- Pamela K
Patient Review from Suzanne D
I was always greeted with kindness and professionalism my questions we answered so I understood. thank you
- Suzanne D