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Dental Crowns – Manchester, CT

Restore a Tooth’s Structure and Function

At First Line Dental, we offer a number of restorative treatments, which we use to help our patients retain their natural teeth and achieve a functional bite. One of those treatments is dental crowns. Each crown is carefully designed with the goal of producing a restoration that is strong, comfortable, and durable.

Why Choose First Line Dental for Dental Crowns?

What Is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that completely covers the visible portion of a tooth. In most cases, a crown’s purpose is to protect a weakened tooth from further damage and strengthen it so it can continue to function well. Crowns may also be used to restore a dental implant or to improve the appearance of a misshapen or badly discolored tooth.

Crowns may be made of various materials, including gold, silver, or porcelain-fused-to metal. In our office, we prefer to use all-ceramic (porcelain) crowns. The dental ceramic closely resembles the look and feel of natural teeth. It even reflects light in a manner that is similar to that of natural tooth enamel. Most patients who receive all-ceramic crowns are very pleased by how their restoration complements the surrounding dentition. The ceramic is also quite durable and resistant to stains.

Do You Need a Dental Crown?

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You might need a dental crown if:

The Dental Crown Process

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It usually takes two appointments to place a dental crown. At the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth by filing it down or filling it in; this step helps to ensure that the crown will fit well over the tooth. Then, our team will take detailed images and impressions of the prepared tooth and the surrounding structures. That data serves as the basis for designing your permanent restoration.

You will wear a temporary crown while a dental laboratory creates your permanent restoration. Once your new crown is ready, you will return to our office for your second appointment. Before we attach the crown to your tooth, we will double-check to make sure that it fits in perfectly with your bite.

Do you believe you could benefit from a new dental crown? Contact First Line Dental today to schedule your restorative consultation.

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