Dental Crown Framingham MA
We put a lot of pressure on our teeth, both literally and figuratively. We rely on our teeth to eat, and as such, they can become weakened and damaged over time. But you don’t have to live with an unattractive smile. Dental restoration is often necessary to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Dental crowns are an option to restore the function and appearance of teeth. A dental crown is basically a cap that fits over a tooth. Each crown is custom-made to make sure it fits your tooth, in terms of shape, color, and overall appearance. Dental crowns can be used with other dental procedures, such as bridges and implants.
Dental Crown Process
A dental crown requires two visits to the dentist. The process for getting a crown involves three main steps. The first is tooth preparation. Sometimes enamel must be removed from the tooth to allow the crown to fit better. The next step is to get impressions. These impressions will be sent to a lab so the technicians can custom-make your crown to the exact dimensions. Your dentist will make a note of your tooth color so the crown will match it. You may be given a temporary crown while your permanent one is being created. These are typically made of acrylic and connected to the tooth with special cement. Your crown will be installed at the second visit. Your dentist will check the crown for fit and color.
When is a Dental Crown Recommended?
Your dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have damaged teeth due to decay or injury. A dental crown can help restore the tooth. However, each situation is different. For example, if you have severe decay, a root canal treatment may be needed first before you can get a dental crown. Consult your dentist for the right option to fit your needs.
What is an All-Ceramic Dental Crown?
While dental crowns come in various materials, we highly recommend all-ceramic dental crowns. All-ceramic crowns offer many benefits. They offer the most natural appearance. In fact, our patients are pleased with the final results. All-ceramic crowns give off a flawless appearance and improve chewing. They are also very durable, often lasting 15 years or longer.
Dental Crown Maintenance
Treat your dental crown the same way you would treat your other teeth. Good dental hygiene is very important. Brush and floss your teeth daily. Stay on top of your dental cleanings and exams. For the most part, you should be able to eat normally. Avoid candy and other hard foods, as they can damage the crown.
Contact Us Today
Is a crown right for you? There are many dental procedures available, so let us advise you of the best options for your individual situation. Our friendly staff will evaluate your smile and help you choose the best treatments to improve your dental health. We accept most insurances and welcome new patients. Contact our office to schedule an exam and consultation today. Call (508) 620-1170 or book an appointment online.