Dr. James K G Mao DENTAL SURGEON
Dental Crown in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Dr. James Mao does dental crown in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Dental crowns are hard protective caps that cover heavily damaged teeth or failed fillings. There are a number of options for materials used for dental crowns – metal, gold, ceramic / porcelain, or combination metal and ceramic / procelain. Different materials differ in strength and esthetics. The ideal material optimizes on strength for chewing yet looks natural such that is doesn’t draw attention to it being an artificial tooth or crown. Unless, of course, you like the silver or gold front tooth look. Dental crowns have conventionally been made in dental labs, involving numerous steps, technical finesse, and weeks to finish, ready to be bonded onto the natural teeth or tooth.
For more information, see Dr. James Mao’s list of Dental Services. Call now, or email now, to book an appointment with Dr. James Mao for dental crown in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Dr. Sharon Lau, Dr. James Mao have been using CAD/CAM technology for making dental crown in Thunder Bay, Ontario, since 2013. CAD/CAM stands for Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Manufacturing. The above image is of the E4D CAD/CAM dental crown and bridge system Dr. Sharon Lau and Dr. James Mao have been using since 2013. It’s comprised of an intra-oral dental scanner, computer software for design dental crowns and bridge, and a milling unit that produces the final crown and bridge within minutes. The finished crown and bridge looks amazing and is strong enough for chewing normal food. It’s never good to chew hard materials like ice, bone, sea shells, or opening bottle caps with your teeth; so it’s even more inadvisable to be doing the same with your new dental crowns and bridges. Dr. Sharon Lau, Dr. James Mao, finishes their dental crowns in one day, one appointment. A single front tooth can be finished in about 2 hours; 10-15 minutes of preparing the tooth; about an hour break while the tooth is designed and milled; 10-15 minutes to insert the final crown. Additional dental freezing is usually unnecessary but when necessary, the initial numbness will minimize the discomfort of the additional injection of anesthetic.
For more information, see Dr. Sharon Lau’s list of Dental Services. Call now, or email now, to book an appoinntment with Dr. Sharon for CAD/CAM dental crown in Thunder Bay, Ontario.