Protect Damaged Teeth at River Park Dental
Whether you need to replace an old steel or gold crown with a more natural-looking option, or if you suspect that you have a damaged or infected tooth, a dental crown from Dr. Ahmed at River Park Dental can help. We use the latest digital technology and techniques to craft beautiful porcelain crowns and give patients in Wethersfield, Cromwell, and Newington strong, healthy smiles.
Dental Crowns – Understand the Basics
A dental crown is also sometimes called a “cap,” because it caps and covers the entire enamel chewing surface of your tooth. In the past, these “caps” were often made from gold or steel. Now, they are primarily manufactured from durable porcelain materials.
By covering and capping the entire tooth, a dental crown can protect damaged enamel and restore your tooth to its original size, appearance, shape, and color. They can also be used for cosmetic purposes, to cover up misshapen or severely stained teeth.
The Crown Placement Process
At your appointment, Dr. Ahmed will numb and clean the area that is to be treated. Then, the tooth is trimmed down to provide a strong and stable platform for the crown. Any additional damaged or infected tooth material is removed.
After this, images and impressions of your mouth are taken and sent to an outside dental lab, where your permanent crown will be created. In the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the permanent crown is adhered.
When your permanent crown arrives at our office, we’ll check it for fit and finish, and adjust it if necessary. Finally, Dr. Ahmed will bond into place using dental cement, completing the procedure and giving you a bright, fresh smile.
The Benefits Of Dental Crowns
Crowns are a great way to restore your teeth and your natural smile. Here are just a few benefits of getting a dental crown from Dr. Niaz Ahmed:
- Restore your smile and bite – A crown essentially “replaces” your damaged tooth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile normally, and feel confident in your smile again.
- No special care required – Just brush and floss normally, and see Dr. Ahmed for regular 6-month exams and oral hygiene appointments.
- Long lifespan – A dental crown can easily last two decades or longer with proper placement and care, making them a great long-term investment.
Contact Us For An Appointment Today!
River Park Dental is an ideal choice for dental crowns in Hartford and the surrounding areas. Dr. Ahmed offers professional, caring service and superior results. If your tooth has been damaged and you need to restore your smile, contact us right away for an appointment at (860) 785-8496, or come to our office in-person, at 1111 Cromwell Avenue, #203, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067.