Atlantic Dental Partners - Jamaica Plain, MA

Dental Crowns

When it comes to dental crowns, we are proud to offer the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Atlantic Dental Partners uses CEREC technology to deliver high-quality dental restorations in a single visit. If your tooth has suffered from severe decay or extensive damage, a dental crown may be chosen to restore the strength and integrity of the tooth. A crown encases all visible surfaces of the tooth and is made of durable, natural-looking porcelain material.

CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns

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Using the revolutionary CEREC system, patients no longer have to endure multiple office visits, messy impressions and temporary plastic crowns. This advanced technology relies on highly accurate digital measurements to fabricate your beautiful custom crown in just one visit. This allows our patients to take advantage of a top quality dental restoration with maximum convenience and comfort.

Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth

A crown is a proven means of restoring a tooth that has suffered from moderate to severe damage. While a dental filling or bonding can repair a minor area of concern, a dental crown is needed for more extensive damage. This may be due to severe decay or a dental injury. It is also common for a crown to be used following root canal therapy on an infected tooth. Regardless of what has caused your tooth to be cracked, broken or damaged, you can trust Atlantic Dental Partners to restore it properly. We ensure your dental crown produces lasting results with optimal comfort and aesthetics.

Before and after use of CEREC crowns

Dental Inlays and Onlays

If you have a molar (or rear tooth) that cannot be successfully repaired with a dental filling but still has enough healthy structure to avoid a dental crown, a dental inlay or onlay may be recommended. These are excellent restorative solutions to prolong the life of a tooth and prevent the need for further dental treatment in the future. An inlay is much like a dental filling in that it fits inside the cusp of the tooth. A dental onlay provides additional coverage and extends over the cusps of the affected tooth. When placing inlays and onlays, we always use dedicated techniques to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. For your convenience, our CEREC technology allows same day service for your inlay or onlay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are dental crowns needed?

Dental crowns are treatments that restore teeth both in terms of appearance and functionality. They can be used for many purposes, but they are typically used to cover natural teeth that have been weakened, worn down, or damaged to the point where they need extra support and protection. They are also used to hold dental bridges in place, and can even be used to cover very discolored teeth or any cosmetic problems that a patient wants hidden.

Are dental crowns painful?

Having a dental crown installed is not considered a painful treatment. The gums around the tooth will receive a topical anesthetic beforehand so the tooth and surrounding area won’t be susceptible to pain. After the appointment concludes, you may feel some sensitivity, discomfort, or mild pain in the days following your procedure, but it’s completely normal, and you shouldn’t experience any discomfort that over-the-counter pain medication can’t relieve.

Do dental crowns stain?

Just like natural teeth, ceramic crowns can become stained and discolored over time, especially when they are exposed to foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, and berries. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as your crown should continue to match the color of your surrounding teeth for the most part. If you notice that your crown is starting to look very different in color from your surrounding teeth or you have questions about teeth whitening when you have one or more crowns, please contact our team and we will be happy to assist.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns last approximately 10 to 15 years on average, but can absolutely last longer than that. The best way to ensure that your crown lasts for as long as possible is to maintain positive oral health habits and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and exams. While there are no food restrictions for dental crowns, it’s advisable to not test the limits of your crown by using it to chew things like ice or hard candy.

To learn more about our excellence in damaged tooth repair, please contact Atlantic Dental Partners today to schedule your appointment in Malden or Jamaica Plain. We have a reputation for excellence when it comes to dental crowns, inlays and onlays.