Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers that fit snugly over a tooth to restore its function and appearance. Crowns can be manufactured from porcelain, metal, resin, porcelain fused to metal, stainless steel, and zirconia. If you’ve suffered damage to your teeth, either due to decay, teeth grinding, or discoloration, you stand to benefit from crowns in Dover.
Belknap Dental Associates offers different dental crowns near you to help you transform your smile in as few as two appointments. With an impressive life span of five to fifteen years, you can be sure that crowns will help you chew and smile with confidence for many years to come.
Our dentists in Dover may recommend dental crowns for any of the purposes below:
Our dentists take time to understand your unique needs before recommending treatment. As a dental practice, we pride ourselves on prioritizing our patients’ individuality. We offer customized solutions to patient problems and encourage our patients to be active participants in the treatment planning phase.
Our dentists near you start by taking dental x-rays to understand the extent of dental damage. If we determine that you have extensive damage to your tooth, you may require root canal therapy.
For a tooth to receive a crown, it must be reshaped. For this process, the dentist administers anesthesia to manage pain and discomfort. Next, the dentist reshapes the affected tooth along the chewing surface. If your tooth is extensively damaged, the dentist may skip the enamel reshaping part and instead build up the tooth using a tooth filling.
Afterward, the dentist takes your dental impressions. These impressions are used to manufacture custom crowns from the material of your choice. During your second visit, our dentist bonds the permanent crown to your tooth, thus transforming your smile’s function and aesthetic.
If you’re interested in dental crowns in Dover, contact Belknap Dental Associates today to discuss your options.