Dental crowns are an effective treatment option for many patients at Dental Partners of Boston. Crowns help protect your teeth from damage and restore full function and a natural looking smile. While dental crowns can be made from different materials, all-porcelain dental crowns are ideal for many people. Take a minute to learn more about all-porcelain dental crowns, how the procedure is performed, and the great service Dental Partners of Boston offers with our porcelain crowns.
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a compromised tooth. It can improve the strength, size, and appearance of a tooth that may have suffered damage from tooth decay or injury. In many places, metal and metal/porcelain dental crowns are widely utilized by dentists. However, the team at Dental Partners of Boston prefers pure porcelain due to its many advantages. Here are some of the benefits associated with all-porcelain dental crowns:
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In many cases, dental crowns directly follow other procedures such as root canals or cavity removal. Once we determine a dental crown is the best option for you, your dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown. A digital scan of your mouth will be taken to precisely measure size and shape for the crown. In some cases, other teeth near the crown might be altered in order to ensure proper alignment. Once the shape of the crown is determined the crown is made. Usually we can complete this in the same appointment using CEREC technology. Once the crown is ready, we bond it with your existing tooth structure.
In the past, a dental crown procedure could take multiple office visits as an outside lab had to handle the manufacture of your unique dental crown. Today, that's not the case at Dental Partners of Boston. With CEREC® Single Visit Crowns we can design and create your all-porcelain crown here in our Boston dental office. The CEREC technology digitally measures the contours of your mouth and creates a perfectly fitting prosthetic out of porcelain. The entire process takes about as long as the average dental appointment. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns and multiple appointments.
Dental Partners of Boston is a premier dental practice in the Boston area for dental crown procedures. Our all-porcelain dental crowns have a natural shine just like your natural teeth, don’t contain any metal, and are made from one of the strongest bio-compatible materials available. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston to discuss your dental crowns. We'd be happy to answer all your questions about all-porcelain crowns, CEREC technology, or any other procedure.
Maria E. Cardenas
Mark A. H. Sivers