Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns Fitchburg | Brian C. McDowell DDS | Restorative Dentist FitchburgIf a tooth is broken, damaged, or in generally poor condition can be harmful to your health and affect your self-confidence. Dental crowns help restore teeth, creating a truly aesthetically pleasing, natural smile. With over 30 years of experience, our cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Brian McDowell, provides Fitchburg patients with natural-looking dental crowns and a smile to be proud of. Contact our dental office, Brian C. McDowell, DDS to schedule a personalized consultation to discuss the best course of treatment for your smile.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown covers the entire tooth. Our restorative dentist, Dr. Brian McDowell, may need to file more of the tooth down before he can place a crown. Our Fitchburg cosmetic dentist will use a dental crown to restore teeth that have decay, cracks, or teeth badly damaged by fractures. If tooth decay is why you need dental crowns, your dentist will need to remove the decayed part and possibly rebuild some of the teeth to support the crown. Dental crowns are custom created from either porcelain, porcelain fused to a metal alloy, or an all-metal alloy. Next, Dr. McDowell will fabricate your crown to fit securely over your tooth and cement it into place.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer many benefits to Fitchburg patients, which is why they are so popular. Some of the most common dental crown benefits include:

  • They offer support to a weak or damaged tooth
  • Crowns protect a tooth either from a root canal treatment or the dental implant root
  • They restore your tooth to its original shape and color
  • They are a more permanent solution than alternatives, like dentures
  • Crowns help to make your smile more aesthetically pleasing

Candidate for Dental Crowns

You may benefit from a porcelain crown if the damage to your tooth (or teeth) is too extensive to be treated with a filling or cosmetic bonding. During treatment, only a tiny amount of tooth preparation is necessary to accommodate your crown; therefore, porcelain crowns can be a good restoration for patients who seek a minimally invasive solution to their concerns. You may consider a dental crown if your smile is affected by the following:

  • Broken teeth or cracks in the enamel
  • Large or unsightly fillings
  • Severe decay
  • Diseased or infected tissue necessitating root canal therapy
  • Empty spaces caused by missing teeth

Porcelain crowns are long-lasting and help reinforce a damaged tooth against further harm. Dr. McDowell will examine your concerns and discuss your goals to confirm whether a dental crown suits your unique needs. Since dental crowns can be a good solution for a wide range of dental issues, they’re often placed as part of a full mouth rehabilitation or in cases of a smile makeover.

Dental Crowns vs. Dental Veneers

Each procedure serves different purposes, and both change the appearance of your existing teeth. Structurally, dental veneers cover the front tooth surface while leaving the rest of the natural tooth intact. A dental crown procedure can also change the way teeth look. Both dental crowns and veneers can give you a whiter, straighter smile. Since dental veneers cover several teeth at a time, they are best for cosmetic treatments. On the other hand, crowns are only used on specific teeth, making it an ideal restorative treatment. During your appointment, Dr. McDowell will match your crown to that of the teeth on either side of it so it blends and looks natural.

Schedule A Consultation At Brian C. McDowell, DDS

Contact our Fitchburg dental office at (978) 252-2049 to schedule a dental crown consultation with Dr. Brian McDowell. With over 30 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, we treat patients with natural-looking dental crowns from Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Leominster, Westminster, Gardner, MA and many surrounding areas.

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