Dental Crown Uses

By Dental Associates on December 01, 2011

When it comes to dealing with major dental problems, there are plenty of options to consider. Some of these treatment options are more cosmetic than restorative and others are more restorative than cosmetic. Whatever the case may be, you can count on us to be committed to improve your dental health any way we can. A Boston cosmetic dentist at our practice is here to help you.

About Dental Crowns

One option that may be helpful for meeting your dental care needs is Boston dental crowns. Dental crowns are specially crafted caps that are designed to conceal and protect a tooth that has been severely damaged or decayed. When in place, dental crowns will restore the bite strength of a tooth, improve its appearance, and also eliminate pain and discomfort linked to the tooth damage.

The Dental Crowns Treatment Process

The first step of the dental crowns process is to remove the decayed or damage tooth material. This will ensure that the remaining tooth structure is sound and will not be subject to further damage or spreading of decay. Next, an impression is taken of the tooth. This impression is then sent to a dental lab to create the dental crown. Once the crown is crafted, it is then adhered into place for a snug and sturdy hold.

Dental Crowns Can Address Damaged Teeth

Our Boston cosmetic dentists often used dental crowns to deal with severely damaged teeth, such as chipped teeth and cracked teeth. In both of these cases, we may not be able to achieve the level of restoration with porcelain veneers or bonding materials.

Dental Crowns Can Address Decayed Teeth

Severe tooth decay cannot be addressed through dental fillings, inlays, and onlays. In those cases, we need to consider using a dental crown so that patient dental health and aesthetics is improved.

Dental Crowns Can Serve as a Replacement Tooth

When you are missing a tooth, you may get a dental implant placed. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into the jawbone and soft tissue. Once in place, the abutment of the dental implant can be capped with a dental crown.

Are dental crowns the right option for you?

Dental crowns may be the best option for your needs, though it really depends. Ideally we want to take a conservative approach to dental restorations in order to preserve as much tooth material as possible. During your consultation, we can discuss dental crowns in more detail as well as teeth whitening and other dental care options.

Contact Our Practice for More Information on Dental Crowns

Are you interested in getting dental crowns? Are you perhaps interested in another treatment option that may be helpful in meeting your dental care goals? Whatever the case may be, we encourage you to contact our Boston and Waltham cosmetic dentistry centers today to learn more about crowns and your many options for advanced and enhanced dental care.

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