Dental Crowns – Shelburne, VT

Restoring & Protecting Decayed or Damaged Teeth

a man smiling after getting dental crowns

While your pearly whites are designed to last the rest of your life, this isn’t always the case for everyone. Not only can your teeth wear down over the years, but they can also become damaged or decayed due to a wide variety of reasons. The good news is that you don’t have to settle for a compromised smile. Instead, our team can effectively restore your teeth with dental crowns in Shelburne. These custom and lifelike dental caps are meant to protect and rebuild the structure of compromised teeth, allowing you to enjoy a more functional and comfortable grin again. Read on to learn more about this treatment or reach out to our office to schedule a visit!

Why Choose Shelburne Village Dentistry for Dental Crowns?

  • Durable & Reliable Dental Materials
  • Completely Personalized Results for Every Patient
  • Accepts Dental Insurance & Alternative Financing

What is a Dental Crown?

a 3 D illustration of a dental crown

Dental crowns are custom-designed protective caps that are meant to cover the top surface of a tooth. They’re typically used to help patients who are struggling with chipped, cracked, broken, decayed, or otherwise compromised teeth. These dental caps can be constructed out of various materials, such as gold, porcelain-to-gold, zirconia, or all-ceramic if you have metal allergies. This treatment is extremely popular due to how well the crowns protect and preserve the tooth structure as well as its versatility. Of course, you’ll need to undergo an initial consultation with our team so that we can determine if it’s the best solution for you. Oftentimes we’ll recommend a dental crown if you have:

  • A large area of decay
  • A weakened tooth at risk of damage
  • Chips, cracks, or breaks
  • Dark tooth stains or discoloration
  • Undergone recent procedures like root canal treatment or dental implants

The Dental Crown Process

a patient undergoing the dental crown process

Receiving a dental crown involves multiple steps, usually consisting of several appointments to complete. Firstly, we’ll begin with your consultation, where we’ll evaluate your oral health, discuss your needs and concerns, and determine if this treatment is right for you. If it is, we can begin preparation by removing a very thin layer of tooth enamel so that the dental crown can fit over your tooth. We’ll then take impressions of your smile to send to a dental lab for fabrication.

During your waiting period, you’ll have to wear a temporary crown to keep your natural tooth safe. After your permanent restoration is finished, you’ll come back to us to have them placed. We’ll ensure that your bite is correct and that you’re satisfied with the results before sending you on your way to enjoy your new and improved smile. We’ll also give you specific instructions on how to care for your restorations so you can make the most of your treatment for many years to come!

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

a woman pointing at her new and improved smile

Dental crowns come with numerous benefits for your smile, such as:

  • Protection and preservation of your natural tooth
  • Restore and improve the health and function of your pearly whites
  • Durable and lifelike results (all-ceramic and zirconia for the latter)
  • Can last 10 years or more with proper care