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Do you have one or more teeth that are weakly damaged or decayed? If so, Dr. Ang can use dental crowns to restore them. This restoration is typically made of strong, durable porcelain that’s made to look like a natural tooth.
Some dentists use ceramic, gold alloys, or metal alloys to make their crowns, but we use porcelain because of its strength and extreme durability. It also is the most tooth-like material, allowing the crown to blend in with your other teeth.
The Process of Placing Dental Crowns
The entire process of placing a crown usually takes about two visits to complete. The first visit is used to evaluate and prepare the tooth for the crown. The second visit is used to attach or bond your tooth in place.
Dental Crowns can be used for the following purposes:
- To replace an extracted tooth — After extracting your tooth, Dr. Ang will place your crown using a dental implant or by creating a bridge with multiple crowns.
- To strengthen a tooth after a root canal — Root canal therapy weakens the integrity of your tooth, so a crown can be placed over it for added support.
- To replace old or broken crowns — When crowns are made of other materials, they can become damaged more easily. A porcelain crown is also more attractive.
To ensure the crown blends in flawlessly with your smile, Dr. Ang uses advanced technology to match the color, shape, and size of it with your natural teeth.
Who’s A Candidate?
Dental crowns are great for people looking to replace or restore a tooth. If you have a gap in your smile, Dr. Ang can use a dental crown to replace your missing tooth and complete your smile. You may also be a candidate if you’re looking to maintain good dental health. By placing a crown over a weakened tooth, you’re preventing it from becoming decayed or damaged.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Crowns aren’t affected by whitening treatments and maintain their original color. However, we offer whitening services to match the shade of your natural teeth with your dental crown.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of your crown will vary depending on your insurance provider and current condition of your tooth, but they typically cost around $800-$2,000 per crown.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If your crown is damaged, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment. Dr. Ang will fix the damaged crown or place a new one.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
Yes, porcelain crowns are durable and natural-looking, and they’re often used to replace gold or metal crowns.
Contact Our Office in Amherst, NH
Porcelain crowns are a great way to replace, strengthen, or restore one or more missing teeth. Contact us at (603) 673-5510 to find out how we can complete your smile.