Despite good oral hygiene and preventive care, sometimes a tooth may become compromised and require a dental crown restoration. At Paxton Dental Care, patients in the Paxton and Worcester, MA area can restore their teeth with natural-looking, all porcelain dental crowns.
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Benefits of porcelain crowns
Whether you need a crown for a broken tooth, after root canal therapy, to place on top of a dental implant, or another reason, porcelain crowns (also called white teeth caps or ceramic teeth) are a great choice for protecting your tooth from future damage and restoring its full function. Porcelain crowns are:
- Natural-looking – the tooth-colored porcelain blends in seamlessly with your smile and has the same luminosity as natural teeth
- Durable and long-lasting – modern dental ceramics are nearly as strong as natural tooth enamel
- Convenient – for patients interested in same-day crowns, we offer CEREC technology to mill your porcelain crown while you wait
- Functional – dental crowns restore the appearance, health, and feel of your natural teeth so that you can smile, eat, and speak with confidence
Dental crowns at Paxton Dental Care - Dr. Scott Siemen
What is a dental crown?
This is Dr. Scott Siemen at Paxton Dental Care. Today I will be speaking about dental crowns.
A dental crown is a dental treatment that a dentist recommends when a tooth is compromised.
By compromise, I mean the tooth could have possibly had a large filling in it, or perhaps the filling has broken, or possibly the tooth has been worn down from tooth wear or grinding of the teeth.
A crown is similar to a sleeve that goes over the tooth surfaces and essentially holds the tooth together. It gets a new top and new sides. It fits very snugly to the perimeter of the tooth and is bonded into place.
What are the benefits of a dental crown?
Some of the benefits of a dental crown include reconstructing the tooth to its former strength and function.
It also can change the shape and the appearance of a tooth. Sometimes crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry where the front teeth are unsightly, discolored, stained, chipped, or worn.
A dental crown can be used to restore a tooth to its natural function and beauty.
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The key steps for placing a crown are the same whether you choose a traditional crown or a same-day CEREC crown. First, Dr. Scott Siemen will prepare the tooth by shaping it so that your crown will fit in with the rest of your smile. Then, impressions are taken of your teeth so that the crown can be custom-fabricated, either in a laboratory (which generally requires a wait of approximately two weeks) or in the office using CEREC technology while you wait. If you are getting a traditional crown, Dr. Siemen will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth while the crown is being fabricated. When your new crown is ready, Dr. Siemen will try it on your tooth and check to ensure it has the perfect fit before cementing it onto your tooth with a durable bonding agent.
Improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth with porcelain crowns, the comfortable and convenient restorative option.
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Porcelain dental crowns are a popular restorative option for people with damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth. They are custom-made to fit over your natural tooth, giving it a new and improved appearance.
Porcelain crowns are one of the most recommended for the
Restoration of teeth with decay or cavities too significant to be filled.
Repair of cracked or damaged teeth.
Strengthening of teeth that are poorly rooted in the mouth or weak due to disease or decay.
Restoration of teeth that are proportionally small or eroded.
Restoration of the function of teeth that have had root canal treatment.
Using dental implants, crowns can be used to replace teeth that are missing.
Improvement of the appearance of severely misshapen or stained teeth.
Porcelain crowns are created in a dental laboratory by skilled technicians who use advanced technology to ensure a perfect fit.
Getting a porcelain crown is painless and straightforward. The dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any decay or damage and then place the crown over the tooth.
Porcelain crowns restore the appearance of your teeth and improve their functionality. They can enhance bite alignment, making it easier to chew and speak.
Porcelain crowns are a comfortable and convenient restorative option that can improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
Paxton Dental Care is committed to providing our patients with the best dental care possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Learn more about dental crowns and which options are right for you by calling Paxton Dental Care today at (508) 557-2400!