Dental Crown

 

Duxbury dental crown Pembroke Plymouth Kingston Marshfield MAA dental crown, also called a cap, is a custom-made “cap” that covers the entire tooth to restore its original shape, size and strength. Dental crowns can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all porcelain, and can be used to protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored with regular fillings.

The worse a tooth is damaged, the fewer options there are to repair it. Dental crowns can be used to restore teeth that are badly decayed or have significant enamel erosion, and to save teeth with large, fractured or broken fillings. When a tooth has been lost, it can be replaced with a crown on an artificial tooth root called a dental implant.

Dental crowns are usually necessary following a root canal, but not always. Root canals make teeth more brittle and prone to fracture. A dental crown protects and strengthens the remaining tooth structure.

If you need a dental crown, you can expect the procedure to require two visits to the dentist. During the first visit we will prepare the tooth and take an impression to be sent to the lab for use in the fabrication of your crown. We will also fabricate a temporary crown to protect your tooth while your permanent crown is being made. Your second visit will typically take place about two weeks after your first. We will remove your temporary crown, and fit and cement your new crown. You leave your second visit with a perfectly restored tooth.

A porcelain crown, or porcelain fused to metal, is typically suggested for a tooth that is visible when you smile or speak. Dental porcelain looks like natural tooth enamel, so a tooth with a porcelain crown looks like a healthy tooth.

If you have suffered tooth damage as a result of decay, use or injury, a dental crown may be the solution to restore your smile. We will perform a thorough exam and inform you of all your options.

Serving Pembroke, MA, Plymouth, MA, Kingston, MA, Duxbury, MA, & Marshfield, MA