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Cumberland, RI 02864

Dental Crowns – Cumberland, RI 

How We Rebuild Damaged Teeth

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Your tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the entire body, but that doesn’t mean that it is completely indestructible. Teeth can become damaged by decay, injuries, accidents, and more. The good news is that we offer customized dental crowns in Cumberland to restore the appearance and function of your compromised tooth. To learn more about how we rebuild damaged teeth, give us a call to schedule your next visit with us.

Why Choose Diamond Hill Dental for Dental Crowns?

  • Life-Like Dental Materials
  • Dental Insurance Welcomed

What Is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is one of the most common types of restorations we use here at Diamond Hill Dental. With one, we can:

  • Repair a large cavity
  • Put a broken tooth back together
  • Help balance a patient’s bite
  • Cosmetically enhance an oddly shaped tooth
  • Replace a missing tooth (pairing it with a dental implant)

A crown sits directly on top of a tooth, protecting the natural structure that remains while also replenishing its original shape, size, appearance, and function. When done well, a crown can blend seamlessly into the smile and last for decades to come.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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Getting a dental crown placed is a relatively straightforward process. It can usually be completed in just two visits to the dental office. The first step involves examining your mouth to ensure that a crown is the best solution for you. Once this is confirmed by your dentist, a thin layer of enamel needs to be removed. This creates room for the crown to fit comfortably in the mouth and appear natural. An impression is then taken and sent to the dental lab where your crown will be crafted.

In the meantime, you will be provided with a temporary crown. This will protect your tooth and help you become accustomed to how your new crown will look and feel. Once your final restoration is complete, you can return to the practice where it will be adhered with a special dental cement.

We also offer CEREC One-Visit Crowns so patients can receive their new dental crowns on the exact same day! CEREC uses computer-aided design/manufacturing technology to create your crown in our very own office. This way, you can get everything you need in a fraction of the time without compromising on quality.

Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Dental crowns offer a variety of benefits. Here are just some of the most prominent:

  • Feels comfortable
  • Appears natural
  • Customized
  • Prevents further damage
  • Lasts 15+ years with proper treatment
  • Improved ability to chew
  • Increases confidence

Dental Crown FAQs

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Dental crowns are one of the most tried and true restorations available. Dentists have been using everything from traditional amalgam to a new and innovative method known as CEREC. When it comes to strengthening a weakened tooth, you can trust that a dental crown in Cumberland BY Diamond Hill Dental will give you the protection you need. But before you get started on restoring your smile, we want to make sure you feel confident in your decision, so, we’ve compiled a list of dental crown FAQs. Feel free to review the following questions and contact us when you’re ready to make an appointment!

Why is a dental crown needed?

There are many reasons a dental crown might be the suggested method of treatment, some of which include:

  • Protecting a weakened tooth that has been damaged by injury or severe decay
  • Supporting a tooth that has a large filling
  • Covering a tooth repaired with a root canal
  • Restoring the look of a smile when a patient needs dental implants
  • Restoring a broken tooth
  • Covering a discolored or misshapen tooth
  • Holding a dental bridge in place

How do I care for a dental crown?

The first step to taking care of your new restoration is to continue brushing, flossing, and rinsing. You’ll want to make sure your mouth stays decay and disease-free, so brush twice a day for two minutes, floss at least once a day, and rinse twice a day with an antiseptic mouthwash. You’ll also want to avoid eating anything that is chewy or hard. Chewy, sticky foods like caramel or gum can pull the crown off, while hard foods can cause the dental crown to break.

It’s also important that you continue your six-month appointments to allow our dentists to check your restoration for any chips, cracks, or other problems that could be damaging to your crown.

How do CEREC crowns work?

Should one of our skilled dentists recommend a CEREC dental crown, you can expect to achieve a fully restored smile in just one appointment. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Using CAD/CAM technology, we will take a digital impression of your mouth, which will allow a dentist in Cumberland to customize your dental crown. Once everything is designed, the image is sent to a milling unit that begins to create your crown while you wait patiently in the dentist chair. As soon as your custom crown is ready, we’ll bond it to your natural tooth, completing the entire process in one visit.

How long will my dental crown last?

The average lifespan for a dental crown is between 5 and 15 years. Much of it is dependent on how well you take care of your custom restoration. If you put a lot of wear and tear on your teeth, day-to-day, you can expect your crown to need replacing sooner rather than later. However, if you continue to practice good oral hygiene, avoid bad dental habits (i.e. teeth grinding, chewing ice, or biting your nails), you can expect to enjoy your restoration for a decade or longer.