Do you have a decayed, damaged, or misshapen tooth? Crowns are custom-made restorations we can use to repair and enhance damaged teeth, and thanks to our team’s skill and artistic eye, you can trust that the end result will be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. If you are in need of some top-quality smile repair, give New Haven Dental Group a call today to discuss smile repair with dental crowns in Woodbridge, CT.
A dental crown gets its name from the fact that it literally sits on top of a natural tooth, covering the entire portion of the tooth above the gum line. This enables it to fulfill two important purposes: One, it protects weakened or fragile enamel, and two, it restores a tooth’s shape and appearance. Crowns help us save damaged teeth from extraction, making them an important part of conservative dentistry that is focused on each patient’s well-being.
With a dental crown, we can accomplish all of the following:
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, ranging from all-metal to all-porcelain. The material we choose will be based on where in the mouth a tooth is located as well as a patient’s specific situation and preferences. Generally, a back tooth needs to be as strong as possible, so we will use a metal crown, while a front tooth needs to be strong and pleasing to look at, in which case we can provide an all-porcelain crown.
The procedure to get a crown involves three basic phases that will unfold across two appointments:
Right after the procedure, your tooth might feel extra sensitive for a few days, but this should subside naturally. To take care of your crown, all you need to do is treat it like a natural tooth; you should brush, floss, and attend regular checkups. With proper care, your crown has the potential to last for about 15-20 years.