August 29, 2016
Yes, each tooth in your mouth is one whole, but did you know that it is comprised of two parts? There is the portion above the gum line that everyone sees called the crown and the portion below called the root. If the crown is damaged by injury or decay, Dr. Share may recommend a porcelain dental crown to preserve the remaining tooth structure. With dental crowns, 02109 residents can have a smile that is still healthy, strong and attractive.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, can be used to:
- Protect and rebuild a tooth that has been damaged by severe decay
- Secure a tooth with a deep crack that threatens to split the tooth
- Build up a tooth that is unusually worn
- Secure a dental bridge in place
- Complete a dental implant restoration
- Conceal a tooth that is stained, misshaped or proportionally smaller than other teeth
Preserve Your Tooth and Your Smile
Dr. Share almost always chooses all-porcelain crowns. Made of strong and durable dental porcelain, these are metal-free so there’s never any worry about a tooth looking discolored or a dark line showing along the gum. Sometimes Dr. Share will elect to strengthen a crown with a hidden layer of gold when reinforcement is needed for chewing and biting on molars.
Receiving a Dental Crown in 02109
You will need to schedule two convenient appointments about two weeks apart when you are having a dental crown. At the first visit, Dr. Share will carefully administer a local anesthetic so you’ll be comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Then he will reduce the size of your tooth along the top and sides. Also, any decay will be removed as well. Reshaping the tooth is necessary in order for the crown to fit seamless next to the healthy teeth on either side and against the tooth that is above or below.
When this process is completed, we’ll take a molded impression of your tooth that our staff will use to create an acrylic crown. This will be placed over your tooth at the conclusion of this first appointment.
This same mold is sent to our dental lab where your permanent and customized crown will be hand crafted. When this is ready in about two weeks, you’ll return to 02109 dentist Dr. Share to have your new crown cemented in to place. Your smile will be complete and your tooth will be healthy again.
For Dental Crowns in Boston, Call Our Office
Contact Dr. Share’s Boston dental practice today for a dental crown that is strong and beautiful!
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