Crowns in Forestville

Crown are an artificial restoration that we make and then bond to the top of a tooth. Crowns are also called “caps” – they go on top of the tooth like a cap over a head of hair. Crowns treat all manner of tooth-related issues. They protect and strengthen weak, broken, or cracked teeth, and they can be used to restore teeth that are worn from age.

Some of the most common issues that crowns are used to correct include:

  • Broken or weakened teeth
  • Teeth with large fillings that are deteriorating
  • Teeth that have undergone root canals
  • Cracked teeth
  • Heavily decayed teeth
  • Heavily discolored teeth

Crowns can also be used to support dental bridges or as part of a dental implant to replace teeth. Forestville Family Dental offers two kinds in our office: impression crowns and same-day CEREC crowns.  

Impression Crowns

Impression crowns are made using physical molds of your teeth. With the physical molds, crowns the exact shape, size, and color of your teeth are created. Impression crowns are either made entirely from porcelain, or out of a combination of porcelain and gold. In addition to being strong and durable, porcelain closely resembles natural teeth. This makes it easy for crowns to blend in amongst your teeth. While you wait for your permanent impression crown, we will give a temporary one to protect the tooth in question.

Same Day CEREC Crowns

We also use our CEREC system to make crowns right in our office, which eliminates the wait for a permanent impression crown and the need for a temporary one. The CEREC system uses computer-assisted design and manufacturing technology to make crowns from milled ceramic. The color of the ceramic is matched to your exact tooth color.  

Getting a Crown

We start the process of placing a crown by removing any decay, sharp edges, or old fillings from your tooth. This is a painless process, which we do with local anesthetic. Once your tooth is ready, we place the crown overtop and bond it to the tooth. We then talk you through and send you home with instructions on how to care for your crown afterward. It’s completely normal to experience sensitivity in your teeth and gums for a few weeks after your crown. This is part of the healing process. 

Caring for crowns

After you receive your crown, we advise you to stay away from sticky or hard foods for a few days. This way, the crown can complete the bonding process. From then on out, you should treat your crown as you would your normal teeth and care for it accordingly. Just as with real teeth, daily brushing and flossing and visits to your dental hygienist will keep your crown in the best shape throughout its lifetime. With the right care, crowns normally last from 5 to 15 years.  

Feel ready to take the next step?

The team at Forestville Family Dental are ready and waiting for you. Contact our office today to learn more and start the process of getting the smile you deserve.  



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Meet the doctor:

Dr. Grados graduated from the NYU College of Dentistry in 2014 with honors in endodontics. While in college, he studied in an advanced program that gave him access to more complicated training techniques to help make him a more capable dentist. He also used his skills as a volunteer throughout his time in college, taking mission trips to northern Maine and to the Dominican Republic to provide free dental care to those in need. Dr. Grados’ goal for each patient is a smile that he can perfect a little more each time they visit his practice. He enjoys the challenge of practicing dentistry and the connection he’s able to form with each and every patient.

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