A crown is one of the most often used restorations in cosmetic and functional dentistry. A crown can be used for cracked or previously filled molars to extend the life of the natural tooth; after a root canal to restore the damaged tooth and prevent further breakage; in case of bridgework to support a partial denture; and in the case of dental implants to provide a natural looking replacement tooth on top of the placed implant and post.
Benefits of Crowns
Crowns are durable, long lasting, and strong. They are commonly made of porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A customized, properly installed crown can provide:
- A functional bite and a chewing surface that is natural and comfortable
- An aesthetic look that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth
- Support to adjacent teeth in the arch
- Relief from the pain of hairline cracks in back molars
- Up to 20-30 years of use before further action is needed
Our Cosmetic dentists in Newington CT are experts in customizing and installing crowns for maximum functionality and aesthetic appeal. The quality of our work stands out because most people cannot tell the difference between their natural teeth and our restorations.
Fitting a crown requires at least two office visits. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown which is created out of either plastic or metal. The lab will create the permanent crown out of high grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final, permanent crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you will have a new, natural looking tooth. The arch that keeps all of your teeth properly in place and strong will be restored, and your smile will look completely natural.
Our cosmetic dentist newington ct can repair smiles or create brand new ones. Our dentists will create a customized treatment plan to restore brightness, correct misalignments, repair cracks or chips, even out crooked teeth, and even replace missing teeth with look-alike replacements that can last a lifetime.