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By Nashua Smile Makers
October 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns cover and support teeth that have been cracked, decayed, or heavily restored in order to give them a new level of strength crown-and-bridgeand beauty. Here at Nashua Smile Makers, your dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr Salvatore Colletta, use crowns to improve your smile's appearance and restore complete oral function. Read on to learn more about what this restorative treatment can do for you!


What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap fashioned from high-grade ceramic. After taking oral impressions, photos, and perhaps X-ray screening, your dentist sends your information to a highly-specialized dental lab. Once created, your new crown will protect and support your weak tooth and regularize its shape and size.


Are there other uses for crowns?

Yes, the dentists in Nashua Smile Makers use porcelain crowns to affix bridgework to adjoining teeth, to restore dental implants, and to cover teeth healed by root canal therapy.


How long does a porcelain crown last?

Of course, everyone is different. However, most crowns last about 10 years, according to the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta make sure each crown fits properly and that the dental bite is balanced, reducing the incidence of excessive wear, chipping or cracking.


How do you care for a dental crown?

If you brush and floss your teeth every day, avoid chewing ice or non-foods (such as the top of your pen or pencil), and see your dentist at Nashua Smile Makers for semi-annual cleanings and exams, you'll do well with your crown. Avoid staining foods and beverages whenever possible, too.


Is a crown expensive?

Crown costs have remained relatively stable over the last several years. While they do cost more than fillings or simple extractions, they are well worth the expense. Your dentist encourages crowns to avoid pulling teeth and to give you the best possible personal appearance.


Contact us

At Nashua Smile Makers, the professional staff answers patient questions cheerfully and accurately. If you wish to understand how dental crowns could be your best restorative option, please call the office for an appointment: (603) 882-3727.

By Nashua Smile Makers
August 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns are a restorative solution for dental patients who have generally healthy teeth, but problems with the outer layer (such as dental crowncracks, chips and intrinsic discoloration). They also help repair diseased teeth. You can get a new crown in about a month after just two or three appointments with a dentist at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH. Find out what crowns can do for your smile in both the short and long-term.

Make it Easier to Eat
If your teeth feel weak or vulnerable when you eat, a crown can help. Dental crowns are made of porcelain or metal – both do a great job of reinforcing the outer part of the tooth. When you chew on tough foods like meat or crunchy vegetables like corn, you can relax knowing that your tooth can handle it. A crown may also reduce sensitivity when you eat hot or cold foods.

Make Your Smile Look Better
One of the main reasons why people go to the dentist for crowns is to make the smile look better aesthetically. A crown can be created and placed at any position in the mouth, including the front teeth and the back molars. Your Nashua dentist can shape, color and contour your crown so that it looks just like adjacent teeth. Having a full, healthy smile will have long-term benefits, including increased confidence and self-esteem.

Repair Teeth and Protect Them from Tooth Decay
Dental crowns are also used to repair teeth that have been affected by tooth decay. Installing a dental crown is actually the final step of a root canal. After the tooth is cleaned and filled, an impression is taken so that a custom crown can be designed. The crown allows the inner part of the tooth to heal and get stronger after a root canal.

Call for Crowns
Learn more about the many wonderful benefits of dental crowns when you visit Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH for a consultation. Call (603) 882-3727 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Salvatore Guerriero or Dr. Salvatore Colletta.

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.