Dental Cap (Crowns) and Repairs in Swansea, MA
A customized experience for a better fit
Even though our teeth are one of strongest parts of our body, they occasionally need to be repaired with a crown. Dr. Gomes-Moore takes her time to provide superior treatment for each of her patients. She also uses local labs when crafting your tooth’s crown that provide fast, quality work. Schedule an appointment online or contact our office in Swansea, MA to start restoring your teeth today!
When Are Crowns Useful?
Crowns are a treatment for a tooth that needs reinforcement to prevent fracture or breakage of the tooth as well as providing esthetics. The dental cap is a tooth shaped prosthetic that is placed over your tooth to cover it and help restore its original shape, size, strength, and appearance. Your tooth might require a crown to:
- Protect it from further damage
- Restore it after a break or fracture
- Cover a large filling
- Cover an implant
- Secure a dental bridge
- Cover a disfigured or severely discolored tooth
How Much Will Dental Crowns Cost?
This depends on each individual’s insurance plan, if they have our inhouse insurance, or no insurance. We will look into cost for each patient before treatment is started.
Our Dental Crown Services in Swansea, MA
Dr. Gomes-Moore will first perform a thorough examination of your tooth and surrounding area to make sure a crown for your tooth is the right course of action. If she determines this is the right treatment option for you then we will begin by numbing the surrounding area with a local anesthetic, so that you do not feel anything during the procedure. An impression is then taken to make a temporary crown. Then the tooth is prepared for a crown. Another impression is taken to send to the lab to make the crown and the temporary cap is cemented with short-term cement. Two weeks later you will come back in to check the fit and esthetics of the final dental cap and if everything is approved, the final crown is cemented with permanent cement.
Dental Cap Repairs
If your tooth’s crown becomes damaged we can sometimes repair it without having to replace it with a new one. If you notice your tooth’s cap is loose or damaged, the first thing you should do is contact our office to schedule an appointment. Our dentist will assess if we can perform dental cap repairs or if you will need a new one. We treat our dental cap repairs on an individual case basis, but typically when a crown fractures it has to be replaced.
Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
Dr. Gomes-Moore makes it a priority that you do not feel anything during the procedure by administering local anesthetic. She will continue to talk with you throughout the procedure to help ensure the local anesthetic is still working and can apply additional numbing agents if needed.
How long do dental crowns last?
Depending on the individual’s oral hygiene, diet, if they come in for routine cleanings/exams and individual health factors can affect the longevity your tooth’s crown. Taking these factors into consideration, crowns can last 15+ years!
Ready to Repair Your Tooth?
Stencil Dental has the experience and a dedicated team ready to place a cap on your tooth and get it functioning and looking natural again. We’ll work with you to customize a dental cap that fits your individual mouth, so it can feel better, last longer, and look just like your original tooth. Contact us online or call our office in Swansea, MA at 508-679-7936 to schedule your consultation today!