Dental Crowns in Sharon, MA
Lifelike Dental Crowns Can Save Your Teeth
While tooth extraction can be beneficial in certain situations, it’s not always ideal. Extracted teeth need to be replaced, or you could suffer tooth loss related health issues. And replacing these teeth can be costly, invasive, and time consuming. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, if you have a damaged tooth, Dr. Agamov might be able to save it using a dental crown.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap-like restoration that can be fitted over the top of a damaged tooth, sealing off the tooth to prevent further damage. Using a crown allows for your tooth’s continued use, saving it from extraction and helping to preserve your oral health. Crowns are used in combination with a number of restorative dental procedures and methods including bridges, implants, and root canal therapy.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer a wide range of aesthetic and oral health benefits, some of which include:
- Restoring your tooth’s natural appearance
- Maintaining the tooth’s root structure to prevent resorption
- Stain resistance
- High durability
- Restoring bite force
- Fast treatment & healing time
- Minimally invasive procedure to install them
The Dental Crowns Process
Before you receive dental crowns, you’ll undergo a consultation with Dr. Agamov. During your consultation, Dr. Agamov will thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and discuss your oral health goals with you. Once it’s been decided that crowns are the right restorative method for you, we’ll take pictures and impressions of your teeth that will serve as the blueprints for your crown. Then, we’ll schedule your procedure.
Before your procedure begins, we’ll rinse out your mouth so it’s free of debris. Then, we’ll numb the area around your affected tooth using a local anesthetic. If you experience dental anxiety, we have sedation dentistry options you can choose from. Once we’ve ensured your anesthetic is working, Dr. Agamov will clean out and shave down the affected tooth so it can serve as a base for the crown.
Installing Your Temporary Dental Crown
Once your natural tooth has been prepared, Dr. Agamov will install the temporary crown over the tooth using a temporary dental adhesive. We’ll call you back to have your permanent crown installed once it’s done being manufactured, a process that usually takes about two weeks.
Installing Your Permanent Dental Crown
For your last appointment, Dr. Agamov will remove your temporary crown and install your permanent crown, fitting it over the prepared tooth with a permanent dental adhesive. Once your permanent dental crown is applied, you can leave our Sharon, MA office and start getting the most out of your smile again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental crowns are typically built to last 10 to 15 years, but with proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams, your crown may last up to 30 years.
- Avoid eating or chewing on sticky and hard things
- Brush at least twice a day
- Floss at least once a day
- Rinse with mouthwash between meals
- See Dr. Agamov at least every six months for a dental exam
- If you grind your teeth (bruxism), wear a nightguard
Your dental crown alone isn’t enough to prevent tooth decay or infection. You’ll need to continue caring for your crown and your natural teeth through proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams.
Dental Crowns Can Save Your Smile & Your Oral Health
Thanks to dental crowns, it’s sometimes possible to save a damaged tooth from extraction. With dental crowns, Dr. Agamov can help preserve your oral health and the beauty of your smile, while eliminating the need for more costly restorations and invasive procedures.
To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Agamov at our Sharon, MA office, contact us at (781) 784-8435. You can also click the “request appointment” button below, and a friendly team member will get back to you shortly.