Dental Crown Nashua NH

Dental Crowns An Overview

All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns are a natural-looking solution to restore broken, worn, or chipped teeth.

In our Nashua dental office, our dentists use their artistic skills and state-of-the-art technology to design functional, strong, and natural-looking crowns to restore worn, decayed, or damaged teeth. Our unique approach ensures the restored tooth or teeth will both look and feel natural.

Single Visit Dental Crowns

We are one of the few dentists in Nashua with CEREC 3D technology which allows us to restore teeth with porcelain crowns in just one visit.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. This innovative technology uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth-colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength, and function.

We take digital impressions of your teeth and then use sophisticated computer software to design a custom-fit tooth crown. The tooth cap is milled in our Nashua dental office while you wait – so there’s no need for temporaries or weeks of waiting for your permanent crown to be fabricated in a remote lab. Restoring one tooth with CEREC usually takes less than one hour.

Benefits of CEREC single visit crowns include:

  • One-visit convenience
  • No temporaries
  • Advanced imaging instead of messy impression trays
  • High-quality esthetics
  • Color-matching to blend with natural teeth
  • Created from metal-free material that mimics natural tooth enamel
  • Clinically proven and backed by more than 20 years of research

Same-Day crown in Nashua NH

Dental Crowns What to Expect

CEREC Dental Crown Process

Exam and Preparation
The first step is a consultation and exam with the dentist to assess your condition and determine if CEREC is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, the dentist will begin the process by administering an anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.

Digital Dental Impression
One of the things that patients love most about CEREC is the digital impressions. Traditional impressions required uncomfortable trays and messy impression material. CEREC takes a three-dimensional scan of your tooth, which is instantly transmitted to a computer, where the CEREC 3D software converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.

In-Office Dental Lab
We have a special milling unit in our Nashua dental office to create the custom restoration for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist will select the correct colored ceramic block. Once the milling process begins, it takes just a few minutes for the final dental crown to be created.

Placing the Dental Crown
Once the dental crown is complete, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get the proper fit and bite. The dentist will polish the crown and permanently bond it to your tooth. One visit dental crowns mean no temporary restoration and no return trip to the dentist – saving you time and money.

Dental Crowns FAQs

How long does it take for a dental crown to settle in?

On average it takes about three to four days for a dental crown to settle in. It is completely normal for it to feel out of place or uneven for the first few days. As time passes you will adjust to the crown.

How long are dental crowns supposed to last?

Dental crowns are made to last around 15 years. With proper oral hygiene and a good diet, crowns can last up to 25-30 years. The lifespan of your crown is dependent on how you care for it.

Is having a crown painful?

The procedure for placing a crown is not painful. Anesthetic or sedation is used so patients feel no pain and are comfortable throughout. There may be some sensitivity after, but it should go away as patients adjust to their new crown.