Dental Crowns – Newburyport, MA
Protect Structurally Compromised Teeth
Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the entire body, but it isn’t completely indestructible. Teeth can become damaged by decay, injuries, accidents, and more. Fortunately, we offer customized dental crowns in Newburyport to protect structurally compromised teeth going forward. With our durable, natural-looking restorations, your customized crown will be comfortable and fully functional. To find out if this is the right option for you, give us a call to schedule your next visit.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a custom-crafted “cap” that is made to fit precisely over the chewing surface of a damaged or weakened tooth above the gumline. The restoration can be made with several different materials, like gold and porcelain, depending on the location of the damaged tooth. Dental crowns are generally recommended for patients with the following situations:
- Broken tooth that requires additional support
- Tooth that’s undergone root canal therapy
- Severe decay that’s being repaired with a large filling
- Dental bridge needing support from adjacent teeth
- Severely misshapen or discolored tooth
- Missing tooth being replaced with a dental implant
The Process of Getting a Dental Crown
Having a dental crown placed is a relatively straightforward procedure. It can usually be completed in just two visits to the office. The first step involves examining your mile to ensure that a crown is the best solution for you. Once this is confirmed by your dentist, a thin layer of the enamel needs to be removed. This creates room for the crown to fit comfortably in the mouth and appear natural. An impression is then taken and sent to the dental lab where your crown will be crafted.
In the meantime, we will provide you with a temporary crown. This will protect your tooth and help you become accustomed to how your new dental crown will feel. As soon as your final restoration is complete, you will come back to the practice where it will be adhered using a special dental cement.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Dental crowns provide all sorts of unique benefits. Here are just some of them:
- Feels comfortable
- Appears natural
- Customized for you
- Prevents further damage
- Lasts 15+ years with proper care
- Improved ability to chew
- Increases confidence