Avalon Dental Center in Cambridge, MA, provides clients with dental crowns for a variety of reasons. Crowns are a favored solution in restorative dentistry to rebuild compromised teeth while retaining the root structure. They provide excellent support for nearby teeth as well. Some of the reasons a crown might be necessary are:
- To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
- To protect a weakened or cracked tooth
- To cover and support a tooth with an extremely large filling
- To act as the “cap” of a dental implant
- To act as a support for a dental bridge
- For cosmetic reasons, to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
The Crown Application Process
The first step is to send an impression of your teeth to a dental lab so that a custom crown can be fabricated out of porcelain materials. The finished crown will closely resemble your original tooth in shape and color. In order to prepare for a crown, the original tooth is filed down to make room. Your dentist will work to ensure as much of the original tooth structure is preserved as possible. Once the tooth is fully prepared, the custom crown will be cemented into place.
Dental crowns allow teeth to function normally with an attractive appearance. Please contact our Cambridge dentists for a consultation. Our dental clinic is positioned in Cambridge, MA between Watertown, Arlington, Brighton, Medford, Somerville, and Belmont. Restorative dentistry can also be used to fabricate dental bridges, dentures, and implants.