Dental Crowns in Stamford, CT
Drs. Clabaugh & Trentalancia provide dental crowns in Stamford, CT. Call 203-327-2540 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
When a tooth is too extensively decayed or damaged for a simple filling, a dental crown can be a functional and beautiful solution. This allows us to preserve the remaining healthy tooth structure, which in turn helps to keep the bone and gum tissue strong and supportive, and the adjacent teeth stable.
Crowns can be also useful for esthetic purposes when color,shape or length need changes for different reasons.
Crowns will be also needed almost any time after a root canal was required.
First, we will take impressions of your teeth and bite structure, ensuring that the crown will fit with the size and length of your existing teeth. We will then carefully prepare your tooth, removing all decay and readying it to accept the crown. The next step is an impression of the prepared tooth, which ensures that the crown will fit comfortably and snugly over it.
You will leave our office with a beautiful temporary crown to wear while the dental lab prepares your final restoration. In several days, you will return to have the finished crown carefully fitted and cemented to your tooth. With proper care, dental crowns can last a lifetime.
Dental crowns come in 3 main types. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks.
Ceramic crowns are made of dental porcelain. They are the most natural in appearance, because they reflect the sheen, color, and translucency of your existing teeth. Ceramic crowns are highly preferred not only for visible front teeth, but also may be used throughout the mouth.
Porcelain Fused to Metal.
These crowns consist of an alloy of precious metals (gold and platinum) structure overlaid with porcelain. Although they are not any longer the primary choice because the metal structure creates a block for the light to go through and can appear as a slightly darkened line near the top of the tooth, there are some situations in which they can be the best choice.
These crowns are typically used for posterior teeth in particular situations. Full cast gold crowns still are beautiful choices for specific patients and locations.
There is no single crown material that is right for all patients and all situations. Your current dental situation, your desires, and our advice will help to determine which dental crown will be best for you at the time.
Call 203-327-2540 to schedule your appointment today.
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