Dental Crowns Keep Your Teeth Strong

Preserving natural teeth for life is one of our crowning achievements!

When you are dealing with dental damage or other problems that affect the health and strength of your teeth, your general dentists here at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu, and their associates can often fix the issue with a dental crown.

What is the purpose of a dental crown?

A crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is specially made to fit over a compromised tooth to improve its appearance, strength, and functionality after it experiences damage or weakness. While teeth are incredibly durable, everything from sports injuries to eating hard foods can lead to cracks and fractures. Fortunately, a crown is an easy and permanent way to restore the tooth.

When is a dental crown placed?

There are many instances in which our Sudbury general dentists will recommend receiving a dental crown, including:

  • To cosmetically alter and modify teeth
  • To support and strengthen a broken or fractured tooth
  • To treat a tooth that has extensive and severe decay
  • To cover a tooth after root canal treatment
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To anchor a dental bridge in place

What should I expect when I receive a dental crown?

It usually takes two separate visits to our dentists’ office before you get a dental crown. During the first visit, we will prep the tooth by removing a small amount of the structure to make room for the crown. Once the tooth is prepped, our dental team will take impressions of your teeth.

Next, an off-site dental lab will use your impressions to create a customized and precisely fitted crown. Since it can take a couple of weeks to receive your permanent crown, a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth to protect it. During the second visit, we will check the fit of the crown before cementing it into place. With the proper care, a dental crown could last up to 15 years or longer.

Need dental work? Give us a call

The general dentists here at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, want to make sure that you maintain a healthy smile, and when problems arise, we have the expertise to help. Call our office today at (978) 443-5193 to find out if your smile could benefit from dental crowns.