The Crown Placement Procedure

Dental crowns are a tooth-shaped "cap" that fit snuggly over the tooth, completely covering it. Crowns mimic the shape, color, strength and appearance of a tooth. Click on a thumbnail below to view the crown placing procedure.

How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown

Dental Crowns May Be Needed If:
  • You have weak teeth (i.e.: from decay)
  • To prevent teeth from breaking or cracking
  • You have teeth that are severely worn down or already broken
  • You need a large filling
  • You need a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth
  • Your teeth are misshapen or discolored
  • You have a root canal

The Benefits of a Crown Include:

  • Enhancing your appearance
  • Covering discolored teeth
  • Attaching a dental bridge
  • Holding a filling in place
  • To protect a weak or cracked tooth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To strengthen the teeth
  • To restore a tooth to it's natural shape and size

Restore a Broken Tooth with a Dental Crown in Fairfield, CT

When you have a decayed or broken tooth, you may benefit from a dental crown. A crown restores the look and function of a compromised tooth structure by covering it with a cap that is shaped and shaded to match the surrounding teeth. While crowns are mainly associated with decayed or cracked teeth, they may also be utilized to enhance the look of your smile for cosmetic purposes. If you have a misshapen or broken tooth, schedule an appointment with the experts at Demartin Dental Associates for a dental crown in Fairfield, CT. Crowns are a versatile restoration utilized for the following:

Crowns and Bridges Fairfield, CT • Strengthening weak, decayed, or eroded teeth
• Restoring the function of a fractured or broken tooth
• Covering a root canal treated tooth or a dental implant
• Anchoring a dental bridge in place
• Improving the look of discolored or misshapen teeth

What to Expect from Your Visit for a Dental Crown in Fairfield, CT

A dental crown is generally completed in two visits. In the first visit, our doctors will prepare your weak or broken tooth to accommodate the crown. This consists of removing any decay present and then reshaping and rebuilding your tooth in order to place the crown over it without negatively impacting your bite. An impression of your tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab, which will custom design your crown for an ideal fit. Our doctors will create a temporary crown for you to wear while you await the arrival of your permanent crown. The temporary crown is essential for protecting your remaining tooth structure and maintaining the space between your teeth.

In approximately three weeks, your new crown will be ready and may be bonded permanently into place with dental cement. Our doctors will check your bite and make any necessary adjustments to the crown to improve comfort and alignment. For your personalized dental crown consultation in Fairfield, CT, contact Demartin Dental Associates today.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is a technology for restoring damaged teeth, and this restoration can be completed in a single visit to the doctor's office. It makes your teeth stronger and more beautiful, all while keeping your teeth looking natural. The restoration is metal-free, and the high-grade ceramic material is compatible with the natural tissue found in your mouth. The CEREC Process

During your appointment, you and your doctor will discuss the details of the procedure and your doctor will answer any questions you may have. Your doctor will then apply a thin layer of reflective powder onto your tooth and will use a special 3D imaging camera to take a photo of your tooth. Using CEREC's proprietary software, your restoration will be designed according to your tooth's appropriate form and function. Then, CEREC will use diamond burs to create your restoration out of a piece of ceramic. Finally, the ceramic restoration is bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.

Why Choose CEREC?

There are many advantages of using CEREC over traditional crown technology.

  1. Time: CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time away from your job and family.
  2. Comfort: With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, eliminating significant potential discomfort.
  3. Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function, and closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure.
  4. Strength: Milled ceramic is stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing, so your smile will stay beautiful for years!
  5. Fillings: CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings. Since these fillings are made out of porcelain, they are more durable than white composite fillings.

Our Office

Demartin Dental Associates
69 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824

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About Us

We have been providing excellent dental care to our patients of all age groups in Fairfield County, Connecticut for almost five decades. Being in the same location for 50 years has made us distinguished in the community. We have built a rewarding relationship with the county and its people. They trust us with their dental care needs and we are committed to their oral health.