Porcelain Dental Crowns Haverhill MA
Porcelain dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are permanently attached to teeth and dental implants. Essentially, dental crowns protect weakened teeth or assist in teeth replacement procedures like dental bridges and dental implants. This restorative procedure is a cap that is placed on top of a tooth or implant and functions as a natural tooth. Dental crowns can be color-matched if the patient chooses ceramic, porcelain, or composite-resin material. Other materials include gold and silver.
Crowns are recommended for:
Dental Crowns Haverhill MA
- Replacing large fillings
- Restoring a damaged tooth
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Covering tooth discoloration or misshapen teeth
- Root canal treatments
How are dental crowns attached?
Crowns are attached differently for teeth and dental implants. For natural teeth, the tooth is shapen to receive the crown. Next, a mouth impression is made to design your custom-made crown. While it is being created, we will give you a temporary crown. Be sure to avoid sticky and hard food. Temporary crowns can become loose or damaged. Finally, we attach your permanent crown with cement. The dental implant crowning differs slightly. The patient needs to wait 4 to 6 months for the dental implant to heal. During this time, we offer a temporary crown. Once the recovery time has completed, the permanent crown is attached to the dental implant with an abutment.
What is the maintenance of dental crowns?
Crowns require the same dental cleaning routine of natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss daily. You want to prevent tooth decay and gum disease as it can affect the underlying tooth and dental implant. Avoid hard food and candy to prevent damage. If you notice your crown becomes loose or damaged, notify us right away. Bacteria can begin affecting the tooth or dental implant which is harmful and can cause additional dental work.