Dental Crowns in Sudbury, MA

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its natural shape and size. They’re used to effectively protect and strengthen a tooth that can’t be restored with fillings or other restorative options.

Porcelain crowns can also be used to replace a missing tooth as part of a dental implant. They’re custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth for a stunning, natural-looking smile. Crowns are crafted for maximum durability and will last for many years.

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Reasons for Dental Crowns

Dr. Ye may recommend a dental crown for a variety of reasons, including:

  • To protect a weakened tooth
  • To cover a severely decayed tooth
  • To restore a broken or discolored tooth
  • To improve the appearance of a misshaped tooth
  • To complete a root canal treatment or dental implant procedure

The Dental Crown Procedure

The entire crowning procedure is completed in as little as two appointments to our dental office in Sudbury, MA. Dr. Ye can restore your smile in just a few steps:

  1. At your first appointment, we’ll take several molds or impressions of your teeth to create your custom crown. We’ll also use this mold to create your temporary crown until your new crown is made by a dental laboratory.
  2. While your tooth is numb, Dr. Ye will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface for a perfect fit.
  3. We’ll place your temporary crown with temporary cement, and check your bite to ensure you’re biting down properly.
  4. Your second appointment will involve removing your temporary crown, cleaning the tooth, and carefully placing your new crown. This will ensure an accurate bite and precise spacing, giving you your new restored, beautiful smile!
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Frequently Asked Questions