Dental Crown Westborough, MA

Dental Crowns An Overview

Affordable dental crowns in Westborough MassachusettsA dental crown can be placed to address a wide range of dental problems, both cosmetic and restorative in nature. They are one of the most common dental procedures performed in our Westborough office for patients of all ages. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, but are often fabricated using a high-quality ceramic that is color-matched to your smile for a natural aesthetic.

Tooth crowns are designed to cover the tooth like a cap and are placed over a tooth that has been prepared by removing the adequate structure to allow for a stable and comfortable fit. They can be recommended for the following reasons:

  • Tooth damage such as chips and cracked teeth
  • Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
  • Change the color or shape of a tooth
  • Strengthen abutment teeth for a dental bridge

Our team also places porcelain dental crowns for the most durable, natural-looking result. They are fused to metal (PFM) for a stable and strong result that is often considered the “gold standard” of dental crowns, even though a gold crown can offer as many benefits. We will evaluate your needs and educate you on the pros and cons of different materials.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The placement of a dental crown will require 2 visits to complete. Once the material has been chosen, we will prepare the tooth by removing any damage or decay and reducing the tooth for placement of the restoration. A temporary crown is typically placed while a dental lab fabricates your custom crown. You should receive your final permanent restoration in about two weeks.

Once complete, your new tooth crown is placed and adjusted for comfort and function. We will permanently secure it in place and polish the surface for a smooth texture.

Inlays & Onlays: Partial Crowns

For treating decay that is extensive and located in a larger tooth, typically the molars, an inlay or onlay may be recommended. Also called a partial crown, this type of restoration is prepared in the same way as a standard crown, and will take 2 visits to complete. Our team places inlays and onlays using a range of materials including porcelain for the mat natural aesthetic and durability.

Dental Crowns FAQs

Can dental crowns be placed for children?

Yes, children can benefit from the placement of a dental crown if either a primary or permanent tooth has become severely damaged or decayed. In the case of primary teeth, a dental crown can prevent adjacent teeth from decay and maintain the child’s tooth structure so the permanent teeth can develop normally.

Is the dental crown process painful?

Most patients are kept comfortable during the process using a local anesthetic to numb the area to be treated. We also offer dental sedation for patients who desire to be completely relaxed for their procedure.

Will my insurance cover the cost of a dental crown?

In most cases, dental insurance covers at least a portion of the cost of a dental crown. We will provide your estimated portion of the cost after reviewing your specific benefits.