Dental Crowns Beautifully Restore Function and Balance to Your Smile
Damaged, weakened, or decayed teeth can compromise the health, function, and beauty of your smile.
At Northampton Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Teddi Olszewski can design a custom dental crown that strengthens a compromised tooth or covers cosmetic imperfections for patients in Hadley, Easthampton, and Northampton, MA.
What makes dental crowns such a staple of dentistry?
Dental Crowns Are a Popular Restoration Because They:
Protect Your Tooth
A dental crown will cover the entirety of your tooth, providing full protection from further damage. Reinforcing a weakened tooth with a dental crown can also often prevent the need for extraction.
Dental crowns are designed to be highly durable and can withstand normal biting forces. With proper care, your crowns can last for many years.
Can Provide Natural-Looking Results
Our trusted lab creates natural-looking crowns made from high-quality materials. Dental porcelain can imitate the sheen and translucence of natural tooth enamel.
Without treatment, decay can spread to other teeth. With a dental crown, Dr. Olszewski can safely remove decayed enamel, protect the remaining tooth, and potentially prevent reinfection.
Accidents and sports injuries can lead to cracks or even significant breakage. Your tooth should be reinforced to prevent more severe damage.
Root Canal Infection
Once decay reaches the inner portion of the tooth, a root canal treatment is needed to remove the infection. A crown is typically placed afterward to protect the remaining tooth structure.
In some cases, a porcelain crown may be placed over a tooth to hide discoloration and other imperfections instead of porcelain veneers or bonding.
If you have lost a single tooth, a dental crown can be attached to a dental implant to close the gap in your smile and protect against jawbone atrophy.
If you suffer from tooth loss or decay, Dr. Olszewski can perform a basic examination to evaluate your candidacy for crowns. For cases where damage is not excessive, she may recommend an inlay or onlay (also known as a partial crown) as an alternative.
To prepare the tooth for a traditional crown, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel...