Single On-Site Crowns in Shrewsbury MA
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
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What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Single Appointment On-Site Crowns
We now offer single appointment on-site crowns using the state-of-the-art CAD/CAM dentistry equipment. The dentist designs the crown after the tooth surface is prepared. The image is automatically sent to on-site milling machine, polished and inserted while you wait in the comfort of our clinic. This eliminate the need for any temporaries and extra appointments and hence highly efficient and effective in producing very high quality results.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions about crowns, please contact our dentist in Shrewsbury today!