At East Boston Dental & Orthodontics, we do everything possible to save damaged teeth. Tooth-shaped caps or covers, dental crowns completely encase damaged teeth up to the gumline. Dr. Bansal, Dr. Chawla and Dr. Jun, our skilled dentists, may suggest a dental crown in East Boston, Massachusetts to:
Sometimes a tooth’s structure has weakened due to significant decay or subsequent fillings. In these cases, a crown restoration is required. To create a new crown, first the decay, and any previous filling, is removed. The tooth is then shaped in preparation to accept your crown restoration. Once the tooth is prepared, impressions are taken to model the exact shape required for the crown. A shade guide is used to determine the color of your surrounding teeth to ensure the restoration looks natural in your mouth. A temporary crown is then placed on your prepared tooth until the final crown is ready. Meanwhile, your impressions are sent to a dental lab where your final crown restoration is custom made to be the ideal shape and color for your mouth. A second appointment will be scheduled when the final crown is ready. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed so that the final crown restoration can be cemented in place. Your crown will help protect your remaining tooth and with proper dental care, you can prevent further decay.