Living with a damaged tooth can be painful and make it difficult to eat and speak, and even detract from the appearance of your smile.
The team at our Westfield, MA, practice can place a custom-fabricated dental crown to restore the strength and function of your smile.
Can you benefit from receiving a dental crown?
Dental Crowns Are a Trusted Restorative Solution
Repair & Protect Your ToothDental crowns protect compromised teeth from further harm. Without treatment, many common conditions will progress to the point where a tooth extraction is necessary.
With proper maintenance, dental crowns can last up to 10 years or longer. There are a variety of crown materials available and we will recommend the best type depending on your needs.
If aesthetics are a priority, a tooth-colored dental crown can be provided. With advancements in materials, dental crowns very closely resemble your natural teeth.
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When you are in need of restorative dental care, it pays to trust your smile to a reputable practice that cares about your satisfaction and oral health.
They Can Also Last for Many Years
*According to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
To Receive a Crown, You Should Have:
A Treatable ConcernDental crowns need to be attached to healthy dental tissue. If your tooth is too damaged or beyond repair, a tooth extraction may be the best treatment option. Fortunately, the doctors at our Westfield office offer implant-supported crowns in-house and can perform your treatment shortly after extraction.
Realistic ExpectationsAlthough dental crowns can last for many years, they won't last forever. Your crown will need to be replaced every decade or so. Because your tooth will be resized in preparation for a dental crown, you will always need to keep your crown maintained to prevent further damage.
Dental Crowns FAQs
How can I make my crown last as long as possible?
The good news is that it's not complicated–just maintain excellent oral hygiene and avoid using your crown to chew especially hard or sticky foods. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once daily is essential, along with routine dental care every six months.
What does a crown cost?
It mainly depends on the materials used and whether you are replacing a lost tooth with an implant-supported crown. Fortunately, most insurance plans will cover at least part of the cost of your dental crown.
How long does it take to receive a crown?
It takes at least two office visits over the course of about two weeks. After we perform any necessary dental treatments and take impressions, an offsite lab will custom-craft your crown. When it is completed, you will return to have it placed.