Whether you need a tooth repaired or completely replaced, Dr. Heim and Dr. Carroll can help! Losing the function of a tooth that has been damaged or lost to decay can be challenging. The good news is that a dental crown can restore the function and appearance of a damaged tooth. In most cases, our dentists can even renew your smile during only one visit. Here’s what you should know about dental crowns in Glastonbury! Feel free to reach out to us if you wish to learn more or want to schedule your initial consultation.
A dental crown is designed to fit over your remaining tooth structure to rebuild your entire tooth. It strengthens and restores function to a tooth that has been damaged by decay, trauma, or an infection. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to restore a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. It is also the restoration used to top a dental implant when replacing a single tooth. Crowns are made of porcelain, which is a material that is both durable and aesthetically appealing so your smile feels and looks completely natural.
Your dental crown will be custom-made by using digital impressions that we take of your smile. In most treatments, this process will usually take two appointments to complete. For your first visit, your dentist will prepare your tooth enamel by shaving down a small amount to make room for your restoration. After sending impressions to a lab for fabrication, you’ll be given temporary crowns to protect your tooth until you receive your final results. However, our team can offer you CEREC dental crowns, which can be completed in a single appointment, so you can walk out of our office with your new teeth on the same day!
With porcelain dental crowns, you can expect to appreciate several advantages, including: