Dental Crowns in Nashua, NH
Dental crowns are an essential component of cosmetic dentistry because we can use them to restore the natural appearance of teeth.
If you're looking for dental crowns in Nashua, NH, you're in the right place. We can provide you with cosmetic dental work that's virtually undetectable.
A crown is a type of artificial restoration that covers the remaining portion of a prepared tooth, strengthening it and giving it a natural form. A crown is also known as a 'cap.'
When are crowns needed?
Crowns are an excellent way to restore teeth that have been fractured or weakened due to a large filling or tooth decay. A crown could also be used for a variety of different purposes, such as:
- You may have a discolored filling and want to improve the tooth's appearance.
- You may require a crown to protect what's left of your tooth after a root filling.
- It may help in the secure retention of a bridge or denture.
What are crowns made of?
Crowns can be formed of a number of materials, and new ones are created on a regular basis. The following are a few of the most popular choices
Porcelain bonded to metal
The majority of crowns are constructed of porcelain bonded to precious metal. After creating a precious metal basis, porcelain is placed in layers over it.
These porcelain crowns are not as sturdy as bonded crowns because they are made entirely of porcelain. However, they can appear extremely natural and are most commonly used on the front teeth.
This cutting-edge technology provides a metal-free option with the strength of a bonded crown and the aesthetics of a porcelain crown. As a result, it can be used in any part of the mouth.
These crowns have a very natural appearance and can be used in any part of the mouth.
Crowns made of gold alloy
One of the earliest filler materials is gold. It is now combined with other metal alloys to boost its strength, making it extremely durable. The color of these crowns is silver or gold.
Dental Crowns FAQ
How long does it take to have a dental crown fitted?
A crown takes at least two visits to our office to be properly fitted. We will first remove decay, shape the tooth, and place a temporary crown, either plastic or metal, on it.
The temporary crown will be then removed at your next appointment, and the final crown will be fitted and fine-tuned. Finally, we will cement the crown into place, giving you a new tooth with a beautiful appearance.
Is having a tooth prepped for a crown painful?
No. A local anesthetic will be used, and the preparation process should feel similar to a filling. If the tooth doesn't have a nerve anymore and a post crown is being produced, a local anesthetic may not be required.
Is the crown going to be noticeable?
The crown will be designed to seem as natural as feasible with your other teeth. The surrounding teeth's shade will be noted to ensure a natural look and match.
Will the crown have a distinct feel to it?
You may notice it at first since the crown's form differs somewhat from the shape of your teeth before it was capped. It should feel fine in a few days, and you won't even notice. If your bite is uncomfortable, the crown may need to be adjusted; if this is the case, you should contact your dentist to check and fix it.
What is the best way to look after my crown?
It is critical to keep the crown clean in the same way that you would your natural teeth. The crown cannot decay on its own, although decay can begin where the crown meets the tooth.
Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least two times a day, and clean in between your teeth using floss or interdental brushes.
How long does a dental crown last?
The longevity of your crown is determined by how carefully you care for it. Crowns that are properly cared for should last for many years. Your dental team will be able to give you an estimate of how long you should expect your crown to last.
If you're looking to improve the appearance of your smile with the help of dental crowns, get in touch with us today to schedule an initial appointment.