Keep Your Smile Strong With Dental Crowns

A damaged tooth can spell disaster for your smile. This is where dental crowns come in.

A weak or damaged tooth, as you can imagine, will not be as strong or as resilient as a healthy tooth. So you can probably picture what dental crownsawful things could befall your smile should this damaged tooth become worse. Don’t let this happen to you! Turn to our Putnam, CT dentists, Dr. Stephen Solomon and Dr. Gerald Cohen, to find out how a simple dental crown could make all the difference for your smile.

What is a dental crown?

Sometimes referred to as a dental cap, this hollow restoration is designed to look just like the crown of a tooth. A dental crown is even custom made to fit over your tooth to help improve its strength, function and appearance.

When is this restoration used?

Our Putnam general dentists may recommend getting a dental crown if you are dealing with any of these scenarios:

  • You have a weak or decaying tooth
  • You have a cracked or chipped tooth
  • You have a tooth that is severely misshapen, malformed or discolored
  • You need to cover a dental implant
  • You need to cover a tooth after a root canal

What can I expect from the dental crown procedure?

The specific process you go through will depend on whether you need a root canal first or not. A tooth that has an infected dental pulp will need to be treated first before a crown can be placed over it.

But anyone who wants to get a dental crown will need to have their tooth shaved down and prepped for the crown, as well as impressions taken of their mouth. These impressions are used to design a crown that will perfectly fit over your tooth and blend in with the rest of your smile.

A temporary crown may often be placed over your tooth while the permanent one is being made. Once the permanent one is ready, we will cement it over the tooth to restore your smile.

Want to find out if a dental crown could help you? Then it’s time you turned to Stephen A. Solomon, DMD & Associates in Putnam, CT to learn more. Call us today and let us know that you are interested in finding out whether a dental crown could improve the health of one or more of your teeth.