Dental Crowns Boston

Rendering of jaw with dental crown at Sparkle Dental in Dorchester, MAResolving dental issues as soon as they arise is the best way to avert costly treatment procedures, irreversible damage, or the occurrence of other dental issues. When a tooth decays, cracks, fractures, chips, or breaks, there are options for repair. When a filling, for instance, cannot repair a tooth, a dental crown may be preferable. At Sparkle Dental, we put emphasis on non-invasive and conservation treatment techniques because they help preserve the structure of the tooth. We utilize dental crowns to re-establish tooth strength, functionality, aesthetics, and health.

Visit our team if you believe that you need dental crowns in Boston, MA, to restore your teeth. Upon evaluation, we will inform you whether crowns are the preferred option or whether there is a more ideal solution to crowns. Some dental issues can still be corrected or treated without crowns if the damage is not extensive.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that dentists mount on a tooth to fix and protect it if it is weak, broken, or cavitated. Dental crowns work to rebuild the strength, function, health, and look of a tooth. Different materials are utilized to fabricate dental crowns, and our dentist will decide which one works for you specifically.

Porcelain crowns are an ideal choice when you need to color-match the restoration with the rest of the teeth and want a more lasting solution. Even so, there are other materials like metal and resin, though the latter is considered less durable. Tooth crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth, so they are ideal for protecting the tooth.

What Issues Can Dental Crowns Fix?

Dental crowns can successfully fix tooth damage or a weak tooth to reinstate its strength and function. They can also repair decay and prevent additional damage. Once a root canal is done, our dentist may decide to mount a crown on the tooth for additional protection and strength.

Additionally, when a stained tooth cannot be brightened with conventional whitening techniques, we can crown it to mask the staining. Moreover, patients with worn-out teeth or short teeth can rebuild them with dental crowns to restore the desired length and ensure an even bite. Patients receiving dental implants can have prosthetics fitted with dental crowns that serve as natural crowns.

Benefits Of Dental Crowns

Tooth crowns provide many benefits to our patients. They seal and protect the tissues of a tooth, hence minimizing sensitivity, pain, and additional damage. Again, they can be color-matched with the natural teeth, providing a natural smile appearance.

With a lifespan of 5 to 15 years or even more, crowns fabricated of porcelain will provide years of protection and strength for your tooth. Further, dental crowns are custom-fabricated to fit your mouth, meaning that they align well with the rest of the tooth structure and other teeth. If you would want to discover more benefits of dental crowns in Boston or whether they are an option for you, talk to our dentist.

Dental Crowns Placement Procedure

We often schedule two appointments for crown placement unless additional treatments are needed. The first appointment involves prepping the tooth that will receive the crown. To ensure a correct fit, our dentist shaves down part of the enamel and mounts the crown before bonding it in place using dental cement. The preparation allows for adequate space that will make room for your new crown to sit and bond securely onto the tooth.

The next step is taking dental impressions of the teeth. We use these impressions when fabricating the crowns to ensure they are customized just for you. A provisional crown is then mounted that allows you to use your teeth and protect the sensitive areas that have been filed down.

A second appointment is scheduled that involves mounting the newly fabricated, lasting crown. We first remove your provisional crown and check the color, shape, and fit of the final crown. After confirming that the new crown fits properly and its shade matches with that of your other teeth, we go ahead and cement it on the tooth. We then provide you with the aftercare guidelines and schedule your follow-up appointments.

After Dental Crown Placement

Most people can get back to their usual activities like work and other routines immediately after the placement of crowns. Even so, it is normal to have some level of sensitivity that lasts a couple of weeks. You will have sensitivity to heat and cold. Some tenderness and soreness in the gums surrounding the crowned tooth may also occur. These side effects should, however, subside after a few days. You can ease discomfort with over the counter pain relievers.

Dental Crowns FAQs

What foods should I avoid when after receiving a crown?

Be it a permanent or temporary crown, certain foods ought to be avoided, including extremely hard nuts, super sticky foods such as caramels and taffy, or even ice cubes and popcorn. These foods may pull off, dislodge, or damage your newly fitted crown.

How long will my crowns last?

On average, dental crowns will serve you for five to 15 years. Sometimes, they can even last longer. When they wear down, crack, or get damaged, then you should have them replaced. Just make sure proper oral hygiene is observed.

How do I take care of my dental crowns?

First and foremost, brush and floss regularly. Using antibacterial mouthwash may help sweep away dental plaque and bacteria. In case you are a habitual teeth grinder or clencher, then you may want to get a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect the crowns from the forces of grinding and clenching. Last but not least, keep up with your routine checkups and cleanings at the dental office.

Why Choose Sparkle Dental for Dental Crowns in Boston, MA?

We are trusted by many patients for providing quality, custom-fitted dental crowns. We utilize the latest imaging solutions like 3D scanners and digital x-rays to help with treatment planning. We have a friendly team that strives to provide pain-free, comfortable, and gentle treatment when placing dental crowns.

Talk to us at Sparkle Dental to begin your journey to rebuilding the health, functionality, and appearance of your teeth with dental crowns. Call us at (617) 430-6404 to request an appointment.

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