Dental crowns have been used for generations to strengthen weakened teeth, restoring their function and appearance. Modern crowns can even look almost identical to natural teeth, helping patients to enjoy the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. If you require a new dental crown, or you believe it is time for one of your old ones to be replaced, contact our Northborough team today to schedule your consultation.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that gets secured over the entire portion of a tooth that is visible above the gumline. Its job is to restore the tooth’s strength and function, as well as protect it from damage. Crowns can be made out of various materials, such as different metals, porcelain fused to metal, porcelain, and ceramic.
You may benefit from a crown if:
The traditional process for placing a dental crown takes place across two appointments. At the first appointment, we prepare the tooth by shaping it so it will fit well beneath the restoration. This may require that we file down the tooth or fill it in. Then, we take impressions of the tooth and provide you with a temporary crown. After a laboratory creates your permanent restoration, you will come back for your second appointment, during which we will verify the crown’s fit and attach it to the tooth.
If you opt for a porcelain crown, we may be able to provide you with a permanent crown in just one appointment thanks to our highly advanced CEREC one-visit restoration technology.
Some noteworthy benefits of dental crowns include: