Dental Crowns in Melrose MA
Porcelain dental crowns are permanent prosthetic caps that resemble natural teeth. They are permanently placed on your teeth or dental implants for dental restoration purposes. Dental crowns can be for a single use or used in conjunction with dental bridges. Typically, crowns are known to protect weakened teeth but can be used for cosmetic reasons to improve a tooth’s appearance.
Dental crowns can be used for:
- Large fillings
- Weakened tooth
- Restoration of a fractured tooth
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Enhance a tooth’s color
- Protect a tooth after a root canal treatment
Dental crowns can last from 5 to 15 years with proper care. Maintain your at-home dental hygiene routine and visit us for exams and cleanings. Avoid hard foods because dental crowns can get damaged or loosen. If this happens, contact us right away. Damaged and loose crowns can cause issues to the underlying tooth or dental implant. It could leave them vulnerable to bacteria.
How does a dental crown adhere to a tooth and dental implant?
If your tooth is healthy enough for a crown, we will shape your tooth to properly receive the crown. A dental implant uses an abutment that is screwed to the implant. The abutment functions like a natural tooth to receive the crown.
Are they recommended for teeth discoloration?
They can be recommended if the tooth discoloration is below the surface. Otherwise, teeth whitening is recommended instead. Your examination and consultation will determine the best approach of restoring your smile.