Among the most effective of the high-quality restorative dentistry options available at Boston Prosthodontics are dental crowns. At our Boston dental practice, we custom craft our dental crowns from the finest materials to ensure their longevity and aesthetic appeal. If the health of one or more of your teeth has been compromised, either from disease, decay, or trauma, a dental crown may be a good choice for you.
To learn more about dental crowns or to schedule your initial consultation, please contact Boston Prosthodontics today.
Oral Health Benefits
Over the course of a lifetime, teeth can become worn, cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged. Dental crowns restore strength to such teeth by covering the entire biting surface and sides of the tooth down to the gums. For this reason, dental crowns are sometimes referred to as “caps.” A crown effectively protects against future damage and breakdown, providing a protective barrier surrounding the tooth. At Boston Prosthodontics, we utilize our high-quality crowns to restore vigor to your bite, while at the same time offering tremendous aesthetic benefits.
Because a crown encapsulates the entire tooth, its cosmetic appeal is great to patients suffering from discoloration or broken teeth. Our carefully selected materials produce dental crowns that are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, blending into and enhancing your smile. We pride ourselves on our expertise in matching ceramics to the exact color of your surrounding teeth and enjoy an extremely high rate of satisfaction for the aesthetic value offered by our dental crowns.
Materials and Fabrication of our Dental Crowns
At Boston Prosthodontics, our restorative dentistry team possesses nearly 30 years of experience in the design and placement of dental crowns. As leaders in the field, this knowledge allows us to create the most natural coverings to protect teeth. Our in-office lab is filled with Oral Design master technicians, utilizing the best materials available. To serve the needs of as many patients as possible, we offer gold, metal, porcelain-fused-to-gold, and all-ceramic crowns.
Our world-class dental laboratory, located on-site in our Boston office, fabricates all our dental prosthetics, leading to decreased turnaround time for the patient while ensuring superior-quality results. Prior to placement of a crown, an impression of the mouth is made, allowing our trained specialists to optimize placement and ensure the cap will fit comfortably yet snugly between existing teeth.
If needed, the affected tooth may be modified to allow room for the crown. A temporary crown is placed on the tooth while the final crown is being manufactured. Once the crown is placed, it is secured with dental cement for optimal functionality and longevity.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are a suitable option to address a range of dental concerns. Candidates for a dental crown need to be in good general and oral health. During a consultation with one of our certified prosthodontists, you can learn more about whether you are a good candidate for the treatment and if a dental crown can serve your unique dental needs.
Dental crowns preserve and protect your oral health, while improving your confidence in your smile. For more information on dental crowns at our Boston practice and to book an examination, email our restorative dentistry office today or call (617) 523-5451.