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Dental Crowns – Burlington, MA

Protection for Decayed & Damaged Teeth

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Though durable, teeth can (and do) wear down over time. They may suffer from cavities, get chipped or cracked in an accident, and more. Luckily, these facts don’t mean you must endure a broken-down grin. The much better option is to get dental crowns in Burlington! With these dental caps, our dentists will repair and protect your smile. Simply keep reading to learn more about them, or book a consultation visit in the coming days.

What is a Dental Crown?

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Put simply, a dental crown is a small restoration. This “cap” fits snugly over and covers a decayed or damaged tooth. Once placed, it protects the treatment site and restores the latter’s function and looks. Our office’s crowns achieve this effect due to their tooth-colored materials.

Given the above traits, the best candidates for dental crowns have one (or more) of the following:

  • A Cracked or Broken Tooth
  • A Tooth Damaged by a Metallic Filling
  • Teeth Worn Down By Bruxism
  • Unfillable Cavities
  • A Tooth That Received Root Canal Therapy

All that said, please consult our dentists before you commit to anything. They’ll conduct an oral exam and assess your tooth (or teeth). In doing so, they’ll settle whether a dental crown treatment suits you.

The Dental Crown Process

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Typically, the dental crown process involves two appointments. The first “preps” your tooth for the restoration, while the second one actually places the cap.

This traditional crown process takes a few weeks. It starts with the “prep” visit that prepares your tooth for its crown. At that point, our dentists will remove some of the treatment site’s enamel. (Doing so ensures your crown will fit well.) A dental lab will then craft the final restoration from dental impressions. Once it’s done, you’ll return to our office to have the crown placed. This follow-up placement goes very quickly and leaves your tooth protected and restored!

Of course, the specifics of your crown process will depend on your situation. So, consult our dentists about how it might look for you.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Your damaged tooth will cause various oral issues if left unchecked. Fortunately, a dental crown lets you prevent these problems with its perks. Such upsides are:

  • Tooth Protection – Dental crowns are very sturdy and durable. As a result, they’ll protect your teeth from further damage and decay. You won’t need a root canal or tooth extraction in the future.
  • A Gorgeous Grin – Our office’s dental crowns are tooth-colored and lifelike. To that extent, they’ll blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Versatility – Since it covers the whole tooth, a dental crown can fix many oral problems. These range from cavities and tooth chips to even fractures!
  • Enduring Results – When given proper care, a dental crown can last over 15 years. Make sure your own persists that long by brushing, flossing, and rinsing daily!