Teeth cannot heal on their own, so when one is damaged, it is important to take steps to protect the tooth and prevent the situation from worsening. Dental crowns are often able to achieve that end. They can even restore the function and appearance of teeth that have suffered significant decay or trauma. Here at All Dental in Watertown, we are proud to offer attractive, high-quality crowns. Contact us today to learn more about this treatment.
Dental crowns in Watertown are custom-made tooth-shaped “caps” that fit over the entire visible portion of a tooth (everything above the gumline). Their primary purpose is to protect damaged teeth. However, they can also play a role in helping a patient achieve a better bite or even in replacing lost teeth altogether.
Our team might recommend a crown for you if:
The traditional crown process requires at least two appointments. At the first, the tooth is modified so it will fit well beneath its restoration. Then, impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed. While a dental lab fabricates a permanent crown, the temporary restoration protects the tooth. From beginning to end, the entire process usually takes a few weeks.
Some patients are eligible for one-visit restorations. As your state-of-the-art dentist in Watertown, we can use a digital impression scanner to create a three-dimensional representation of your teeth. Then, sophisticated software helps us design your crown, after which our in-house milling unit creates the crown out of top-quality porcelain. This streamlined process usually takes just a few hours and eliminates the need for a temporary crown.
Regardless of which type of crown you receive, you can expect us to do our best to make sure you are comfortable throughout your procedure.
Some of the most noteworthy benefits of dental crowns include: