How Receiving a Dental Crown Could Elevate Your Oral Wellness

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Your smile should have 32 teeth (or 28 if you've had wisdom teeth pulled). Although a concern with a single tooth might not seem like a major deal, it actually is. One diseased tooth that is not treated can impact all your other teeth and gum tissues. A cracked front tooth might affect the beauty of your grin. And only one lost tooth may affect the placement of all of your other teeth. Our qualified dentists in Boston, MA often provide crowns to fix, reinforce, or replace a single tooth.

At Downtown Boston Dental, we provide high-quality crowns that look and feel like your real teeth. Read on to find out how crowns may be used, different types of crowns, and also what will happen when you get a crown.

Several reasons might make your dentist give you a dental crown. Dental crowns will offer protection and strength when a tooth is cracked, damaged, or has a big dental carie. A custom crown might also take the place of a missing tooth or conceal yellowed teeth to enhance the visual appeal of your smile. You could require a crown when you experience any of the following complications:

  • A broken tooth
  • Following root canal therapy
  • Cosmetic enhancements to your smile
  • Cover a native tooth
  • Fill in a missing tooth

Based on which tooth is receiving the crown and the way you would like your teeth to look, a ceramic, porcelain, or metal crown could be the right option. When replacing a lost tooth, you can also select a crown attached to a dental implant.

As soon as you and your dental team have worked out the sort of crown you will receive, your session can be arranged. Typically, your dentist will need to file down some of your natural tooth to create space for the dental crown. Doing this will let it fit comfortably on your tooth without leading to an excess of or insufficient space for your surrounding teeth. Once your tooth is prepared, our dentist will take 3D x-rays and impressions, which will help design your custom crown. Certain Boston, MA practices provide same-day all-ceramic crowns, which can be uniquely designed and created in their practice using advanced dental technology. Varying by your dentist and the kind of crown you need, a same-day restoration might not be available. In the event that your crown is made in a dental lab, we will put a temporary restoration over your tooth to protect it. An implant-retained crown will also require more time since it takes about 3 – 6 months for the post to heal into your bone and gums so it is strong enough to connect to your crown.

After your crown is on, you'll want to make sure it stays healthy and strong. Based on the materials used to make your crown, we may recommend specific care, like particular cleaning products or more visits. Generally, you must care for your crown like your natural teeth with twice daily brushing and flossing. While more stain-resistant in contrast to your native enamel, porcelain or ceramic crowns may develop stains, which means you need to brush after using tobacco products or eating and drinking things like coffee, tea, or berries. It's better to not eat sticky or hard foods (for example, caramel or ice) to avoid breaking or pulling your crown off. If your crown does fall out or is loose, reach out to your dentist to schedule a visit and request guidance on keeping your crown intact until you get there. It's also advisable to visit your dentist in Boston, MA twice a year to get an exam and cleanings. This will provide your dentist the chance to modify your crown, if needed, or determine if it has to be repaired or replaced. If you perform good care techniques, your appliance should last for quite a while.

In the event that you have a weak, broken, or missing tooth, talk to a dental practitioner in Boston, MA about a custom-made crown. At Downtown Boston Dental, we provide multiple crown types, in addition to implanted crowns to match your one-of-a-kind needs and goals. Arrange a consultation at our practice in Boston, MA to learn more about your choices and the way a crown could enhance the health and appearance of your smile.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.