Are you tired of hiding your decayed or damaged tooth? Don’t assume that a damaged tooth needs to be pulled — dental crowns from Vanessa Castro, DDS, and the team at Newbury Dental in Brookfield, Connecticut, restore the appearance and function of decayed teeth. To find out if dental crowns can save one or more of your teeth, call or book an appointment online today.
Dental crowns are ceramic, porcelain, gold, or base metal covers for broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged teeth. Crowns are customized to fit over the damaged tooth against the gumline and designed to prevent future decay while restoring the functionality of the tooth.
Newbury Dental offers four types of crowns:
Ceramic crowns are ideal for front teeth as they look almost identical to natural teeth.
Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns are extremely durable and strong. They offer a natural-looking restoration for front or back teeth.
For patients who grind their teeth, gold alloy dental crowns offer more strength than other types of crowns.
For patients who have less tooth structure to support a dental crown, Dr. Castro may choose a base metal alloy crown. Base metal crowns are corrosion-resistant and strong.
Dental crowns repair severely damaged teeth that can’t be fixed with a dental filling. Dr. Castro recommends dental crowns to:
Dental crowns not only improve the appearance of your teeth but also restore their functionality. If you have damaged teeth or are unhappy with the appearance of severely decayed or broken teeth, call Newbury Dental or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dental crown restorations.
Most dental crowns require two appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Castro prepares your tooth for the crown by removing the decay. The team makes an impression of your mouth, along with digital scans or X-rays. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth, while your permanent dental crown is created.
During your second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is placed over the tooth. Once the proper fit is determined, dental cement secures the crown permanently to your tooth, restoring both the function and appearance.
Taking care of crowns requires the same oral hygiene practices as caring for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice each day maintains the crown and keeps them clean from debris. Crowns are strong, but hard foods, ice, and other hard objects placed in your mouth may crack or break the crown, making it possible for bacteria to reach your natural tooth under the crown.
In addition to caring for your dental crowns at home, visit Newbury Dental twice annually for professional dental cleanings and exams.
To find out if dental crowns can restore your teeth, call the practice or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.