If you are in dental pain, it can be an intimidating thing to think about the dental treatments you will need to stop your discomfort and repair your smile. If you have a damaged or missing tooth, the caring team at Nashua Family Dentistry can help you get your confident smile and normal chewing power back with a dental crown.
With the help of our professional team, Dr. James E. Kiehl and Dr. Stephen A. Cohen have performed countless smile repairs over the years at our Nashua, NH dentist office.
Part of why we offer restorative dentistry is because we enjoy helping patients regain what they fear may be lost forever when it comes to their oral function and self-confidence. With our help, you just might be able to:
- Go from camera shy to loving picture time
- Chew food more thoroughly, improving your digestion and even bettering your overall health
- Make better first impressions because you won’t feel self-conscious about damaged teeth in your smile
- Eat your favorite foods in comfort again without having to think about what area of your mouth you’re chewing with
Patients that have been putting off repairing their teeth for financial reasons will be happy to know we accept a variety of payment options, including financing services through third-party companies like CareCredit.
Learn The Scenarios Where A Dental Crown Could Help
You may have heard of a dental crown in passing, but if you’ve never had to get one, there’s a good chance you don’t know what a dental crown actually is or what the process of getting one involves.
A dental crown is a shell made from tooth-colored material that looks just like the visible portion of your tooth (crown) and is placed on a tooth for restorative purposes. We have a few different options for materials when it comes to getting a dental crown and we will review them and their various merits with you before having your dental crown made.
One common reason to get a dental crown is because a tooth has become cracked or otherwise damaged. This could occur due to a dental emergency like an injury or gradually overtime if you grind your teeth for example. Regardless of how your tooth got damaged, a dental crown will fit snugly over your tooth to protect it and prevent further damage.
We also frequently place dental crowns following a root canal for added strength and protection. Root canals become necessary when tooth decay begins to infect the soft tissue and nerves (pulp) inside a tooth. In this situation, we will remove the infected pulp and then cap the tooth with a dental crown.
A dental crown can also be a great option if you have a large cavity or extensive tooth decay on a tooth. Instead of removing the tooth or trying to give you a tooth filling that would fail because there is not enough healthy tooth structure, we will place a dental crown.
Some patients choose to get dental crowns for mostly cosmetic reasons as well. For example, if you have a tooth that is stained or discolored in such a way that a tooth whitening treatment wouldn’t help, a dental crown can make your tooth look beautiful again.
If a tooth is severely worn-down, we can place a dental crown to restore its natural healthy shape. This will improve the look of your tooth and help it work better when it comes to chewing food!
Finally, if you have a tooth that is beyond repair or is already missing, we may attach a dental crown to a dental implant to completely replace it. Your replacement tooth will look and feel just like your natural tooth and no one will know you’ve had dental work done!
No matter the reason you are getting a dental crown, we will help you understand the process before we begin so you’ll know what to expect.
First, we will take precise impressions of your tooth so we can send them to a special lab for fabrication. Then, we will prepare your tooth for the crown by removing some of your tooth structure. And finally, we will place your custom dental crown.
If we expect any discomfort during the procedure, we will numb your tooth with an anesthetic. We can also provide various comfort items to help put you at ease.
Say goodbye to your damaged chompers and hello to stronger, more beautiful teeth with dental crowns from Nashua Family Dentistry. Call 603-546-7460 or use our handy online form to schedule or ask questions.