By Barbara Preussner, DMD
February 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crown  

Dealing with a weak or damaged tooth? A dental crown can help.

Teeth are incredibly strong. However, they can still incur damage as a result of cavities, an infection or trauma. When this happens it’s crownimportant that you turn to our Holliston, MA, dentist Dr. Barbara Preussner right away for care. The sooner you treat the issue the faster we can restore your smile. If you are dealing with a damaged tooth find out how a dental crown could help.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a restoration that is custom-made to look just like a tooth. It’s hollow, which allows it to fit completely over a tooth to cover it. The purpose of a crown is to provide a protective barrier for the damaged or weak tooth to prevent further damage from happening. When the crown is cemented in place, it will fully protect the tooth’s structure all the way to the gum line.

When might my Holliston, MA, general dentist recommend a crown?

A crown might be the best option if you are dealing with any of these dental issues:

  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • A tooth that has extensive decay
  • A tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
  • A severely malformed, misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Tooth loss (a crown can stabilize a dental bridge or cover a dental implant)

Getting a Dental Crown

In order to get a dental crown a few things must happen. If there is decay or an infection present this will need to be treated first and foremost. Once the tooth has been treated we will need to also prep the tooth for the crown. As you might imagine, the crown will need to be able to fit over the tooth. In order to do this, we will have to prepare the tooth to make room for your new restoration.

Dental crowns are custom-made to fit your tooth so this will require us to take impressions of your smile to send to a dental lab, where it will take them a couple of weeks to create your crown and then send it back to us. Once this is complete, you will come in for your dental crown fitting.

Do you have questions about getting a dental crown? Want to discuss other restorative or cosmetic treatments to improve your smile? No matter what you are looking for, our Holliston, MA, dental team can make it possible. Call us today to learn more.