Helpful Information About Dental Crowns

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There are many types of dental restorations, including dental crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. At Prosthodontics Associates, P.A., we provide tooth-colored, aesthetic dental crowns. Dr. Paul Best may recommend a dental crown in Portland, Maine, to:

– Hold a weak tooth together

– Restore a broken tooth

– Support a dental bridge

– Restore a tooth that has extensive decay

– Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy

Before placing a dental crown, our dentist will first examine the tooth and take X-rays of the tooth’s root and the surrounding bone. This will help determine whether or not any additional treatment is needed. Your tooth will then be numbed so that it can be prepared and shaped for the crown. An impression of the tooth is then made so that your crown can be custom made. Our dentist will select a shade for your dental crown that will closely match that of your natural teeth.

Once your dental crown is complete, our dentist will check the fit and color. Once any needed adjustments are made, the new crown is permanently cemented into place.

For more information about dental crowns and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, feel free to contact our dental office today.