Dental crowns are used to cover and protect natural teeth suffering decay or that are cracked. Crowns are used in instances in which porcelain veneers, dental bonding or other options are not available. If you have had a root canal, you will likely need crowns.
There are a variety of circumstances that require teeth crowns:
The dentists at Masci and Hale will color-match the porcelain crowns with your teeth for a natural look. Once a dental crown is cemented in place, it will fully cover the tooth from the gum line up. There should be no visible difference between a dental crown and your natural teeth.
Dental crowns are an effective replacement for individually damaged teeth. They are to be used for more severe damage, but they are quite effective. Teeth crowns allow your natural tooth to remain, unlike other procedures that require removal.
Tooth crowns should be used as a final option for your oral issues. When you have an issue, our dentists will consult with you to determine whether porcelain crowns are your best option for treatment. Once we have determined to proceed with teeth crowns, we will take impressions of your natural teeth. We fit our tooth crowns precisely, and these impressions allow us to make the dental crowns in the office or in a laboratory, depending on your material choice.
You will be fitted with a temporary dental crown while your permanent one is being made. Finally, the dentist will fit the tooth crown and permanently bond it.
If you're having dental issues and think a tooth crown may be the right option to alleviate your discomfort, contact Masci & Hale for a consultation. We want to be your partner in restoring your smile.