When a patient needs to have the shape, size, strength, or appearance of a tooth improved, Dr. John S. Grisham may recommend a dental crown in Littleton, New Hampshire. A dental crown is a cap that is custom made to cover a tooth. Once in place, this tooth-shaped cap will cover the entire visible part of the tooth. At our dental office, dental crowns are made with porcelain. Metal-free dental crowns are very aesthetic and ideal for those with metal allergies. Our dentist may recommend a dental crown to:
• Protect a weak tooth from breaking
• To cover and support a tooth with a large dental filling
• Cover irregularly shaped or stained teeth
• Cover a dental implant
• Improve the appearance of a tooth
To place a dental crown, our dentist will first remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth. This will allow room for the dental crown in your mouth. Images of the tooth and those above or below it are also taken so that the dental crown can be custom made. When the dental crown is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit and color. Any needed adjustments are made and then the dental crown is bonded in place.
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, contact our dental office today.