Dental CrownsAn Overview
Dental crowns are a versatile dental restoration used to address both cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. The dental crown is like a cap that fits snugly over all sides of the tooth or can be secured using a dental implant.
Dental crowns can be used to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Reshape a mishappen tooth
- Whiten a discolored tooth
- Repair a cracked or chipped tooth
- Realign a crooked tooth
- Secure a tooth after a root canal
- Restore a missing tooth with an implant
A dental crown is a customizable restoration made from highly durable and decay resistant ceramic material. The dental crown is colored and shaped to enhance your natural smile while helping to support the stability and function of your bite. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental care, your new crown can last for many years.
Dr. Seith and our dental associates provide patients with high-quality dental crowns and dental implant services from the comfort of our Sudbury, MA dentist office.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
All dental crowns are custom designed and fabricated to meet your specific cosmetic goals. Each crown is crafted to fit comfortably and to enhance the overall aesthetic of your smile. The reason you choose to receive a dental crown will dictate your treatment procedure. Dr. Seith will explain your treatment plan in detail with you so that you fully understand your process.
- To Adress Cosmetic Concerns
When used to address cosmetic concerns, the dental crown will be designed to sit on the damaged or discolored tooth. The affected tooth will be prepared to create room for the dental crown. A mold will be taken of the tooth and used to create the dental crown for a precise fit. Once the dental crown is fabricated it will be approved by the patient and permanently bonded in place.
- To Stabilize a Root Canal
A root canal treatment removes infected or diseased pulp from inside a tooth, leaving the tooth structure compromised. Most patients will receive a dental crown to stabilize the tooth and to prevent future damage. A dental crown will be custom designed to and placed over the treated tooth. The dental crown is bonded in place.
- To Replace a Missing Tooth
Dental crowns are commonly combined with a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.