Dental Crowns in Lincoln RI
Whether you want to protect the health of a particular tooth or simply improve your smile, a crown is a popular option. Dental crowns are caps that protect teeth and improve their appearance. A crown fits over an existing tooth and is the same size and shape. Crowns can be constructed from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, metal alloys, and porcelain. On average, they last at least ten years but, with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, they can last a lifetime.
If you have any of the following conditions, your dentist will probably recommend a crown:
- A broken or cracked tooth
- A tooth weakened from decay
- A discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- An implant that you want to cover
- A bridge that needs support
Depending on the condition of your tooth, your dentist can determine whether you need a full or a partial crown.
Normally, you would need to visit your dentist two or more times to complete the process, enduring a time-consuming routine that includes taking X-rays and making messy imprints of your tooth. The dentist would place a temporary crown during your first office visit while a permanent one was constructed in a lab.
However, with the latest advances in technology at our fingertips, we can place porcelain crowns and restorations in one convenient visit. The process is usually completed in under one hour, with minimal discomfort. There’s no need for a temporary crown or a second visit.
We’re excited to offer crowns in one visit. Contact us for more information and to see if this innovative procedure is right for you.