Strengthen and Protect Natural Teeth
Over time, it’s a big possibility that our natural teeth will fall victim to decay, injury, weakening, cosmetic flaws, or other problems that require treatment. Thankfully, dental crowns can help restore your smile’s full potential by protecting and reinvigorating these teeth! Contact Dolan Dental today to start your journey towards better, brighter oral health here in Wethersfield, CT.
Dental crowns are available in several different types of materials, but Dr. Thomas Dolan and Dr. Brendan Dolan are most likely to recommend porcelain, as it allows the new restoration to blend right in with the rest of your smile. Your new crown is designed to cover the visible structure of the affected teeth while preserving what remains of the original structure underneath.
During your first dental crown appointment, one of our dentists will carefully reshape the tooth so that the crown will be able to cover it once it’s completed. We’ll then capture impressions of both the tooth in need of treatment and the surrounding teeth in order to ensure comfortable, precise results. As a last step, our team will provide you with a temporary crown so that the tooth is well-protected while you wait for the permanent restoration.
After the dental laboratory has sent us your new crown, it will be time to return to the office so that we can remove the temporary version and finally cement it in place. Our hope is that when you see yourself in the mirror following the procedure, the first thing you’ll notice is that your smile looks just like it did before! As long as you care for it properly with brushing and flossing and attend regular checkups, your new restoration should serve your smile well for 10-15 years or even longer.