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By Nashua Smile Makers
February 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out when dental crowns are the right option for your smile.

A dental crown can be a great option for many patients dealing with damaged teeth who are looking to restore the appearance and dental crownsstrength of their smiles. From the office of your Nashua, NH dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta, find out when dental crowns are used and how they can repair smiles.

What is a dental crown and when is it used?

If you are dealing with a damaged tooth not so severe it can’t be saved, a dental crown is usually the best way to restore function, strength and appearance back into the tooth. If you’ve also had a root canal in Nashua, NH, you will most likely need a dental crown.

A dental crown is a hollow false tooth. It is cemented over the crown of a tooth and becomes its new outer layer, preventing the tooth from further damage. Besides restoring the tooth’s full capacity and strength, a crown may also be recommended by your Nashua cosmetic dentist to cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth and help fully improve its appearance. A crown is created to look just like a real tooth so only you’ll know that you’re wearing a crown.

How do you get a dental crown?

We will first prepare the tooth for a dental crown by administering a local anesthesia to numb the area. Then we will file down the tooth so that a dental crown can properly fit over it. Once the tooth is prepared, impressions will be taken. These impressions will help a lab create your very own dental crown. A crown can be made from different material, but porcelain tends to be the most popular choice because it looks most like a real tooth. While your crown is being made, we will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it.

During your next visit, we will take off the temporary crown and place the permanent one. We will also check the fit, shape and bite. Once it’s properly fitted, we will cement the crown into place.

Have questions about a dental crown? Dealing with a cracked or fractured tooth? Then turn to your Nashua, NH general dentists at Nashua Smile Makers. We are here to give you a healthy smile.

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