Sometimes, teeth break. They might also become worn down after years of biting and chewing, or they might become decayed to the point that they can no longer be repaired with a filling. While damaged teeth lack the means to repair themselves, they can still be restored with the help of a dental professional like Dr. Hegazi. If you have a badly damaged tooth, call Admired Smiles Dental Center today to set up an appointment and see if it’s time to repair your smile with dental crowns in Hingham, MA.
A crown is a special cap shaped like a tooth. It’s made to be placed on top of a natural tooth, covering it completely. This can have multiple purposes. It might be to make up for any part of the dental structure that was lost due to decay or injury. It could also be done to make sure a weakened tooth doesn’t fall apart. And in some cases, a crown can be placed to correct a cosmetic issue, such as discoloration that doesn’t respond to whitening.
While dental crowns are traditionally made out of metal, our dental office prefers to use ceramic materials that match the color and light-reflecting properties of enamel. Crowns made out of ceramic tend to look much more natural, and yet they still offer years of protection when given the right care.
Once we’ve decided that you need a dental crown, we will begin the process by preparing the tooth in question. A small amount of enamel is removed to make room for the future dental restoration. Then we take an impression of your mouth to ensure that your crown will fit perfectly once it has been placed. A temporary crown might be attached to your tooth to protect it until your permanent one is ready.
The final crown will be made at a separate laboratory. Once it’s arrived at our dental office, we’ll schedule another appointment to place it in your mouth. We might have to do some last-minute adjustments to ensure that it fits properly and looks natural next to your other teeth. Once the crown is in place, you can immediately start using it to chew your favorite foods and smile with confidence.
You can enjoy several benefits by restoring your tooth with a dental crown, such as:
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