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A dental crown (or cap) is a restoration that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size, or an improved shape and size.  A crown protects tooth structure that can no longer be restored well with fillings or other types of restorations. They can be used for both front and back teeth.

There are several types of crowns; all porcelain, porcelain fused to zirconia or alumina, porcelain fused to gold alloy, and all gold.  At our Bangor office, Creative Dental Solutions has CEREC available; CEREC is a process that uses digital images of your teeth to computer design and mill crowns made of high strength porcelains. With CEREC, your crown is conveniently done in a single visit as opposed to the move conventional two visit process. The type of crown best for you will depend on the area of the mouth in which it is needed, the stresses placed on it, durability issues, and the esthetic requirements.  Dr. Sevey will determine which type of crown is best for you at your appointment.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • A tooth that has had root canal treatment.

For more information on Dental Crowns in Bangor Maine, give us a call at Creative Dental Solutions today!


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