Receive Your Restoration On the Same Day
The placement of crowns typically requires two appointments: the first to take an impression of the teeth and the second to place the crown. However, we can place dental crowns in just one appointment at our Boston dental office thanks to the use of the latest dental technology, including digital imaging and our CAD Single Visit Restoration system. This makes the procedure far more convenient for our patients and also allows us to ensure that the restorations meet exacting standards for fit and finish.
To begin the procedure, a small amount of tooth structure is removed. This is done both to ensure that any decayed or otherwise damaged material is removed before being covered by the prosthetic and to provide space for the dental crown. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a digital impression will be taken. This digital map of the tooth allows us to craft a customized dental crown with our E4D CAD/CAM restoration system. Fabricated from a single block of ceramic, the crown meets exacting specifications and the highest standards of quality. Once the fabrication is complete (the process typically takes less than an hour), the crown is placed over the affected tooth and bonded in place with dental cement. After it has been placed, the crown functions and looks just like a natural tooth and preserves the natural tooth structure underneath.
Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns
As with any dental treatment, the placement of dental crowns can improve the health and appearance of your smile, the benefits of which are self-evident. If you have experienced adverse symptoms as a result of damage to a tooth, the placement of a dental crown can eliminate these symptoms altogether, allowing you to enjoy life without having to fear that your teeth will inhibit you. And having a smile that you can be proud of can boost your self-confidence and make you more willing to participate in social settings.
It is important to mind the potential risks associated with dental crowns before making a decision regarding your oral health. In rare instances, bacteria buildup can occur beneath the dental crown, which can result in infection or decay, and if the crown isn’t placed correctly, it can cause discomfort as well as impair functionality. These risks can be greatly mitigated through experience and a conservative approach, however. If you choose to receive a dental crown at our Boston practice, you can be assured that we will work diligently to provide you with superlative results.