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By Matyas & Matyas
December 07, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

If you've got tooth features that you dislike, you're not alone. From chipped to discolored teeth, there are lots of teeth features that your dentist, Dr. Thomas Matyas, Dr. Janellen Matyas, and Dr. Teresa Matyas of Matyas & Matyas, can help you improve with dental crowns in New London, CT.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental restorations that fit over your target tooth like a hat. You can get dental crowns to restore damaged teeth or to correct cosmetic dental problems. Your dentist crafts your dental crowns from durable ceramic, zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin material so that they look as natural as possible.

You won't have to worry about your dental crown blending in with your remaining teeth because your dentist uses your teeth mold in creating them. They will also match your dental crowns to your natural teeth color for a seamless fit. You can get dental crowns to correct the following:

  • Teeth discoloration
  • Broken tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Missing tooth

The Advantages Of Dental Crowns

If you're thinking of getting dental crowns in New London, CT, these advantages are vital to note.

  • They Look Natural - Customizing the shape, size, and color of your dental crowns makes them look so natural that no one can spot the difference.
  • Brighten Teeth - Dental crown can help brighten your smile by covering up discolored teeth.
  • They Are Durable - Dental crowns can serve you for up to 10 - 30 years.
  • Replace Missing Tooth - Dental crowns as part of dental implants or dental bridges can help replace your missing tooth.
  • Support Damaged Tooth - Damaged teeth such as broken or cracked teeth can undergo restoration with dental crowns.
  • Root Canal Treatment - Dental crowns offer dental restoration to keep the tooth strong after a root canal treatment.

If you're looking to get dental crowns in New London, CT, discuss your options with your dentists at Matyas & Matyas. Call (860) 443-4199 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Thomas Matyas, Dr. Janellen Matyas, and Dr. Teresa Matyas.

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.

By Matyas & Matyas
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Cover an injured tooth. Restore a new dental implant. Anchor bridgework. What treatment can do all this? It's the dental crown, a tried and true restoration made of high-quality porcelain. At Matyas & Matyas in New London, your family dentists, Drs. Thomas, Janellen, and Teresa Matyas, offer beautiful porcelain crowns which improve oral health and smile aesthetics, too.

Do you know what a dental crown is?

At Matyas & Matyas in New London, the professional staff takes family dentistry seriously. The doctors offer the finest preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services so your smile thrives.

Dental crowns are one of these premier treatments. Crowns are tooth-shaped, tooth-colored and as durable as natural tooth structure. Also called caps, crowns cover failing, damaged enamel above the gum line.

Custom-fabricated according to your dentist's specifications and your natural dentition, a crown will:

  • Save a tooth from needless extraction
  • Support and protect it
  • Restore a dental implant
  • Cover a tooth restored by root canal therapy or threatened by infection or deep decay
  • Substitute for a large metal filling

Crowns support fixed bridges made up of one or more artificial teeth, too.

Do you need one?

You do if you want to keep a failing tooth or span a smile gap. Your dentist will inspect your teeth and gums and take digital X-rays to determine if a crown would accomplish your smile goals. Then, oral impressions and gentle enamel shaping get your tooth ready to receive that crown. A dental lab will make it to fit, bite properly and blend in with any surrounding teeth.

Benefits of dental crowns

1. Eliminate tooth decay, large chips, old metal fillings and infection

2. Hold a weak tooth together and avoid added damage

3. Long lifespan--ten years or more, says

4. Improve smile appearance, biting and chewing

5. Easy to take care of with professional cleanings and exams, brushing and flossing

Dental crowns can fail if abused with hard foods, chewing ice or your fingernails or a simple blow to the mouth. However, they are chip- and stain-resistant and cannot decay. Your friends at Matyas & Matyas use them often with great success.

Help your smile

Dental crowns could be the way to do it. Call Matyas & Matyas for an expert consultation at our family dentistry office. Call us at our New London, CT, office: (860) 443-4199. We open Monday through Friday at 8 am.

By Matyas & Matyas
December 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Our New London dentists, Dr. Thomas Matyas and Dr. Janellen Matyas, are here to make sure that your dental treatment doesn’t hurt!dental crowns

When it comes to dental procedures the one question on many patients’ minds is, “Will it hurt?” Drs. Thomas and Janellen Matyas hear this a lot, and our goal here at our New London, CT office is to make sure that everyone gets the dental care they need without worrying about pain and discomfort. If we’ve told you that you could benefit from getting dental crowns, find out more about what goes into making sure your procedure is comfortable and easy.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a restorative tooth-shaped cap that is designed to fit over the visible portion of a damaged tooth to restore it both functionally and aesthetically. If you are dealing with a tooth that has been damaged by decay, infection or trauma, or a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored, then our New London general dentist will most often recommend a dental crown.

What is the procedure like?

We understand that any dental procedure can be a bit stressful, but we are here to make sure that you get a healthy restored smile without pain or discomfort. You’ll be happy to hear that getting a crown is actually a pretty simple procedure.

However, your treatment process will differ depending on whether or not you need a root canal first. If your tooth has an infection, then we will need to treat it with a root canal. But rest assured that this procedure is performed under local anesthesia so the area will be completely numb the entire time. This means that you can sit back in our dental chair and relax while we remove the infected portions of your tooth and give you a healthier smile.

If you just need a dental crown to cover over a cracked, discolored, malformed or damaged tooth that isn’t infected then we will simply need to shave down some enamel to make room for the crown. Of course, this procedure will also be performed under local anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing.

Need to schedule your next dental visit? Have questions about your upcoming crown procedure? Then don’t hesitate to call Drs. Thomas and Janellen Matyas today. We are here to put your mind at ease and to help you maintain a healthy smile.

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