Worcester, MA dentists Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Meaghan Murray offer treatments for a wide range of cosmetic dental concerns with dental crowns. Dental crowns are one of the most widely used dental procedures and can be used to treat:
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Decayed teeth
A dental crown is often used to strengthen a tooth that has either received a root canal or will serve as the anchor for a dental bridge. Dental crowns are also part of a dental implant and are secured to the titanium post which is surgically placed in the jaw.
Dental crowns can be fabricated from a variety of materials, depending on the location of the crown and the cosmetic goals of the patient. They are custom made to blend naturally with your smile as well as correct any cosmetic concerns such as the color and/or shape of the treated tooth.
Dental Crowns: What To Expect
Initial Visit – Your Russell Street dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your overall dental health. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, he will look for signs of decay, stress and instability that could compromise your results. This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function. Your dentist will discuss the various options you have for dental crowns and help you make the best choice.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Gauthier or Dr. Murray will prepare the tooth or teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.
Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Worcester, MA dentist office for the delivery appointment. Your Worcester, MA dentist will attach the dental crown, make any necessary adjustments and secure it for a permanent fit.