Dental Crowns in Cambridge

Dental Crowns Near You

Dental crowns have been around for a long time but have improved in recent years as technology improves. Many can be customized at the dental office, eliminating a second follow-up visit. New materials are now used so crowns like look just like natural teeth.

The Purpose of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns protect weak teeth suffering from a cavity or tooth decay from becoming infected. They sit over your tooth permanently so they cover the entire tooth. The expected life of a dental crown depends on the material used but has a general lifespan of 10 to 20 years, although some last a lifetime.

When You Would Need a Dental Crown

Your dentist may recommend a dental crown in several situations. It can protect a cracked tooth, restore a tooth worn down, or hold a dental bridge in place. Two of the most common reasons for getting a dental crown are to cover a tooth where the dentist has performed a root canal or to cover a dental implant.

Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be made from different materials and constructed in various ways but there are three primary types of dental crowns.
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Ceramic Crowns
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Composite or Resin Crowns

Metal crowns include gold or palladium crowns. They are highly durable but also highly visible. Dentists recommend they go over back teeth where the bulk of chewing is done but which is also less visible.
The ceramic crowns look most like natural teeth, which is why they are popular. They aren’t as durable as the metal version but are good if you are allergic to metal.

Composite or resin crowns are incredibly affordable but are more fragile than porcelain or ceramic crowns. They look like your natural teeth. Resin is often used to make temporary crowns until permanent ones can be produced.

Types of Dental Crowns

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The dentist will need to first shave down some of the teeth the crown will fit over. This is so there is enough room between the tooth and other teeth once the crown is in place. Dental impressions will be made so the crown can have a customized fit. The dentist will then put in a temporary crown.

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The second visit consists of installing the new customized crown from the lab and checking the fit. The new crown is bonded with dental cement to your tooth.

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Those who have damaged or weak teeth should check into our crown options. Book an exam now and let our dentist make a recommendation.

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