A Dental Crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Dental crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the structural integrity of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement and are made to look just like a natural tooth.
Lithium Disilicate Crowns
Lithium disilicate crowns are matched to simulate natural dentition for a more natural framing of the gingiva around the crown.
What Are Crowns Made Of?
Current science has produced tooth-colored materials such as porcelain, zirconium, lithium disilicate. These materials are lifelike, very hard, long lasting and non-staining. In the past dentistry was limited to metal-based or gold crowns bonded with an overlay of porcelain.
When Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- Protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- Restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of teeth left
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
- Cover a dental implant
Dental Crown Before and After Results
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Don’t wait to have the smile you always wanted. For more information on Dental Crowns, please contact our office at 617-965-7673 to schedule a consultation.