Dental Crowns – Boston, MA

Protect & Beautify Teeth with Hand-Crafted Dental Crowns

Ceramist crafting a dental crown in Boston

Dental crowns offer aesthetic as well as functional benefits for teeth that are severely misshapen or discolored, have been treated in the past, or are currently damaged. Our team of experts, as well as our master ceramist, will work together to create a restoration that looks beautiful and offers long-term protection to your tooth, so you can continue enjoying it for years to come, so contact our team to schedule your next appointment for dental crowns in Boston.

Why Choose Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group for Dental Crowns?

  • A World-Renowned Team of Prosthodontists
  • In-House Dental Laboratory & Master Ceramist
  • Concierge Staff That Prioritizes Attention to Detail & Patient-Centered Care

What Is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is designed to be secured over the top biting surface of a compromised tooth. A crown can be made from a variety of high-quality dental materials, including porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, zirconia, and gold, depending on your smile goals and needs. If you choose to have yours crafted from tooth-colored material, like ceramic, it will be hand-made in our dental laboratory by our master ceramist.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?

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  • Patients with Missing Teeth Missing teeth can be replaced by an implant-retained dental crown. Dental implants are designed to support several types of dental restorations, depending on how many teeth need to be rebuilt.
  • Patients with Aesthetic Concerns If you are not a good candidate for other cosmetic dentistry treatments, crowns can improve a versatile range of imperfections. Your prosthodontist will match the high-quality ceramic to your existing tooth enamel so that the finished product is virtually indistinguishable.
  • Patients with Broken or Weakened Teeth Dental crowns can provide the coverage a struggling tooth needs. When cracks and other breakages cannot be repaired with bonding or fillings, a crown caps the entire surface, offering much-needed support.
  • Patients Who Have Undergone Root Canal Treatment Dental crowns are often needed after root canals because they help to protect the treated structure from the risk of future infection.

The Dental Crown Process

Stage 1. Preparation

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We treat your affected tooth (or teeth) with any preparatory procedures such as a root canal, to eliminate decay and bacterial infection. We then modify the tooth by shaving down a layer of surface enamel to allow room for the restoration.

Stage 2. Dental Impressions

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Your prosthodontist takes an impression of your mouth, allowing our master ceramist to custom design your restoration to fit comfortably yet snugly between existing teeth.

Stage 3. Temporary Crown

Ceramist creating a dental crown

Your prosthodontist places a temporary crown on your tooth while the design for your permanent crown is crafted in our dental laboratory.

Stage 4. Fabrication of Crown

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Our world-class dental lab crafts your restoration from porcelain or another material of your choice. The on-site location allows for a quicker turnaround time and more convenient treatment for our patients.

Stage 5. Placement

Illustrated dental crown being placed over a tooth

Once the permanent crown is finished, you will return to the office to have it placed. Your prosthodontist checks the fit and secures the restoration with dental cement for optimal functionality and longevity.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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There are several benefits that you can enjoy from fortifying your tooth with a dental crown, including:

  • Relieve discomfort associated with the oral health issue the crown is treating, like dental sensitivity.
  • The dental crown will protect what remains of the natural tooth from further damage.
  • Hand-made restorations are made to our prosthodontists’ precise specifications.
  • Improve the appearance of misshapen or damaged teeth.
  • By securing a dental crown to an implant, you can replace a single missing tooth functionally and esthetically.