Weak teeth not only are in danger of decay and infection, but they do not look so great in a smile. Weak teeth must be strengthened so they can function healthfully and be part of a stunning smile. It is for these purposes that Dr. Candida Castillo, DMD, FAGD, at The Aesthetic Dental Studio of Rhode Island offers dental crowns to her patients. We create porcelain crowns that blend right in with the rest of your smile here in our North Providence, RI dental practice.
Dental crowns are like caps that go on top of teeth to restore weakness or to repair the aesthetics of a smile. When teeth are weakened due to decay or injury, they must be repaired so they do not lead to infection, worse injury, or full loss of the tooth. Broken or decayed teeth tend to diminish a smile. A crown can strengthen the tooth, protect it, and bring back that naturally-gorgeous grin.
Dr. Castillo prepares a tooth for a crown first by removing any decay. She then will reshape the tooth so that the crown will fit on it. All sides of the tooth are ground down so that just the center is left. A mold will then be taken of the tooth and the surrounding area so that a dental laboratory can create a completely custom crown that will fit and look perfectly inside your mouth. Since this creation process may take a few weeks, during this time, you will wear a temporary crown. The temporary crown will allow you continued use of the tooth and will protect the area. When the permanent crown is ready to be placed, it is cemented onto your tooth. With care, a dental crown can last for up to fifteen years.
If you are unhappy with the smile you see in the mirror, a dental crown may be just what you need. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Candida Castillo, DMD, FAGD at The Aesthetic Dental Studio of Rhode Island, call our North Providence, RI office at (401) 232-7777. To learn more about dental crowns, visit our website, www.smileri.com.