crowns and fillings
Crowns are a kind of dental appliance in which a weakened tooth is completely covered by a prosthetic tooth – restoring it to a level of greater strength, viability, and structural integrity. Additionally, implant crowns can be placed when the natural tooth is found to be unsalvageable and has to be extracted. Crowns can be good treatment options for a wide range of problems, including: large cavities, post-root canal strengthening, and aesthetic restoration.
If it is determined that a crown is the best treatment option for a patient, the patient will follow several steps to complete treatment. First they will have the tooth reduced down, then an impression will be made of their teeth. That impression will be used to create a model that is sent to a dental lab, where the crown will be made to custom fit the patient’s teeth. Once the crown is returned to Dr. Palmisano, the patient will come in for an appointment to have it placed. The crown is adhered to the tooth with cement after comfort is achieved.
Dr. Palmisano’s dental residency focused on full mouth rehabilitation, including extensive training in crowns and fillings. She is dedicated to incorporating new technology and techniques related to crowns and fillings as they become available.
Dental crowns were first used in the Etruscan civilization, all the way back in 750-500 B.C. They often used ivory, bone, and human teeth for materials in making crowns, eventually moving on to gold. It wasn't until the early 1800s that other materials began to be used in crown production. The procelain jacket crown - the crown most popularly used today - was invented by Charles Land in 1905.