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Dental Crowns – Granby, CT

Give Your Damaged Tooth the Royal Treatment

The crown of your tooth, which is the part that’s visible above your gums, is subjected to an onslaught of attacks every day. From the pressure against other teeth when you chew, to acid attacks from oral bacteria, to protecting the sensitive innermost portions of your tooth, your crown has a tough job. This onslaught of encounters can sometimes compromise the crown. As a result, you may need a dental crown in order to restore your tooth back to normal. Both of our dentists can give your damaged tooth the royal treatment with a custom-made dental crown. Keep reading below to learn more about dental crowns and how they can benefit your smile and oral health.

Why Choose Salmon Brook Dental Associates for Dental Crowns?

  • Restore Your Tooth Back to Perfection
  • Can Last Upwards of a Decade
  • Late and Saturday Appointments Available

What Are Dental Crowns?

man holding magnifying glass to his smile with dental crowns in Granby

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is placed over the crown portion of the compromised tooth, slipping over it like a cap. In the past, crowns were made of durable metals like silver and gold, but these days, we use dental porcelain. This material has an uncanny ability to mimic tooth enamel, even down to the way light bounces off of it. It also offers similar durability to metal crowns without jeopardizing the beauty of your smile.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

three dental crowns against black background

If one of your teeth has weakened to the point that you can barely use it to chew anymore, odds are you might need a dental crown to restore its function. We may also recommend a crown if the tooth has severe decay, a noticeable crack, or some other cosmetic flaw.

Ultimately, the only way to find out whether your tooth could benefit from a crown is to contact us and schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

diagram of dental crown being placed over tooth

Receiving a dental crown comes with a host of benefits. In addition to allowing you to chew with the affected tooth again, the crown applies a gentle pressure against your surrounding teeth to prevent them from shifting around. Each crown is also custom-made to blend in with the rest of your smile, so you can rest assured that onlookers won’t be able to tell it’s not your “real” tooth!

Caring for Your New Crown

woman giving thumbs up in dental chair

Once your crown has been placed, you can treat it virtually the same as you would a normal tooth. That means habits that could harm your natural teeth, like chewing ice, biting your fingernails, or using your teeth to open packaging should be avoided. It’s also imperative that you follow a strict oral hygiene routine of daily brushing and flossing as well as attending dental cleanings at least twice a year. This prevents bacteria buildup underneath your crown that could compromise the restoration.