About Dental Crowns
When a tooth is worn down or damaged, it may need the protection of a dental crown. Sometimes called a dental cap, crowns are custom-made to cover and protect damaged teeth and colored to blend with your natural enamel for a seamless finish. At Cranston Dental Group, our skilled team routinely places dental crowns to treat tooth decay, strengthen a cracked tooth, or mask a discolored tooth. Crowns are also used to complete single dental implants (for tooth replacement) and to protect a tooth following a root canal. We are pleased to offer Cranston and Warwick, RI patients same-day CEREC crowns as well lab-fabricated crowns made from porcelain fused to metal or all metal materials. If you have a damaged tooth, make a consultation at our modern practice to learn more about how a crown may improve your oral health and smile.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"I have been going here for a long time.. Staff is very professional and knowledgeable.. I have had cleanings, dental surgery, fillings, crowns and have never had a problem. Everything has been top notch.. I can safely recommend this group to anyone. !!"- L.B. / Google / Mar 14, 2017
"I have been going here for a long time.. Staff is very professional and knowledgeable.. I have had cleanings, dental surgery, fillings, crowns and have never had a problem. Everything has been top notch.. I can safely recommend this group to anyone. !!"- L.Z. / Google / Jul 25, 2016
"I have been going here for a long time.. Staff is very professional and knowledgeable.. I have had cleanings, dental surgery, fillings, crowns and have never had a problem. Everything has been top notch.. I can safely recommend this group to anyone. !!"- L.Z. / Google / Jan 09, 2017
Is a Crown Right for You?
Dental crowns are a restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure used to treat several oral health needs, such as:
- Worn or broken teeth
- Moderate tooth decay
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Misshapen or discolored teeth
- Replacement of large fillings
- Root canal-treated teeth
- Dental implant restoration
When fused into a series of two or more, crowns can be used to serve as a dental bridge for tooth replacement. At Cranston Dental Group, we custom-design crowns to the ideal shape, size, and color of your mouth and offer crowns made of all-ceramic (CEREC), high-noble metal (such as gold), and porcelain fused to metal. Our team can help you determine the best material and options for your needs.
How Are Crowns Placed?
Crowns may be placed in a single-day procedure (with CEREC technology) or over the course of two office visits (lab-made). On the day of your crown visit, our team will numb your tooth and remove any decay or damaged tooth structure. We'll use a special material to rebuild the tooth from within and will take an impression, which we'll then use to made a CEREC crown on-site or will send to a dental lab for crown fabrication. If you are receiving a lab-made crown, we will place a temporary restoration to protect your treated tooth and maintain oral function. When your dental crown is ready, we will bond it to your tooth or securely attach it to a previously placed dental implant. We'll adjust your new crown to ensure a comfortable, even bite.
Caring for Your New Dental Crown
Our team will discuss the best way to care for your dental crown, including the best brushing and flossing techniques to use when cleaning it each day. During your routine dental check-ups at Cranston Dental Group, we will assess your crown to make certain it's still in good condition and still serving your oral health. With ideal care and attention, your dental crown can last for several years. If you have any issues with your crown (for example, it becomes loose or falls out), call our office right away. Please do not attempt to repair it or re-attach it on your own, as this may damage your tooth or cause other oral concerns.
Are Crowns Covered by Insurance?
Crowns are very common restorative dentistry solutions for repairing damaged teeth. Depending on your dental insurance, a portion of your crown treatment may be covered. Our business team will review your insurance benefits before estimating any out-of-pocket costs. Cranston Dental Group strives to make dental care affordable for everyone and is pleased to offer a wide selection of convenient payment options, including flexible financing through CareCredit.
Quality Results for Your Smile
Tooth decay, broken teeth, and other common dental problems can often be treated with custom dental crowns. At Cranston Dental Group, our talented practitioners are pleased to offer same-day CEREC solutions as well as crowns made from a wide variety of materials to restore the quality of your smile. Contact our office in Cranston, RI to schedule your visit to find out whether a custom dental crown is right for your oral health needs.
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