Let Dental Crowns Improve Your Smile
By Matyas & Matyas
April 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dr. Thomas Matyas and Dr. Janellen Gold Matyas place dental crowns for patients in New London, CT, to save their smiles! If you are missing teeth or have a compromised tooth, dental crowns can transform your smile. Ceramic crowns are designed to be as strong as and blend in with your natural teeth. They can also be used in conjunction with dental implants to completely replace a missing tooth.

Dental crowns

Crowns are custom ceramic restorations made for you and will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth to complete your smile. Dental crowns can replace teeth that have been compromised by decay or trauma. Crowns fit over the tooth like a cap, replacing the tooth and filling the gap in your smile. They can also be added to a weak or damaged tooth to strengthen it like in the case of a root canal.

Getting a crown

Getting a new dental crown is a process that takes a couple of appointments but leaves you with a strong tooth replacement. First, any decay is drilled away from the compromised tooth. When all the decay is gone the remaining tooth is sculpted so the crown can fit over it. For a chipped tooth, the remaining tooth is sculpted down to make room for the new crown. Impressions of your newly prepared teeth will be taken to ensure a perfect fit when your custom restoration is fabricated. You may wear a temporary tooth cap while your custom crown is being made, and the permanent crown is cemented into place at a final appointment.

If the crown is being used in conjunction with an implant to replace a tooth, the implant is placed first and you heal for a period of weeks with a temporary tooth cap before your permanent crown is placed.

Caring for your crown

When you have a dental crown, your oral hygiene routine is important to keep your mouth healthy. Your New London, CT, dentists will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Be sure to floss in the area of the crown and remove all debris from around the restoration.

If you have a tooth that has been compromised, or if you are missing a tooth, Dr. Matyas and Dr. Gold Matyas can help with dental crowns and implants. Contact us for an appointment in New London, CT, at (860) 443-4199.

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