Dental crowns are a cornerstone of restorative dentistry, offering both functional and aesthetic solutions for damaged or decayed teeth. At Tolland Hill Family Dental, we specialize in providing high-quality dental crowns, tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Understanding Dental Crowns

A dental crown, often referred to as a cap, is a custom-made cover that fits over a tooth. Crowns are typically used when a tooth is significantly damaged or decayed, and a standard filling is insufficient. They are also used to improve the alignment and appearance of misshaped teeth.

Types of Dental Crowns

We offer various materials for dental crowns, each with its own benefits:

  • Ceramic: Popular for their natural appearance, ideal for front teeth.
  • Zirconia: Known for its strength and durability.
  • Metal: Includes gold alloy, palladium, or base-metal alloys like nickel or chromium.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM): Combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain.
  • Porcelain Fused to Zirconia: Offers both durability and a natural look.

Dental Crown Procedure

The process of getting a dental crown typically involves:

  1. Crown Preparation: Reshaping the tooth to fit the crown.
  2. Crown Cementation: Securely attaching the crown to the tooth.
  3. Crown Care: Instructions on how to care for your new crown.

Dental Inlays and Onlays: When Partial Coverage is Needed

In addition to full crowns, we also offer dental inlays and onlays, which are used when the tooth damage is not extensive enough to require a full crown. These restorations are made from the same materials as crowns and are custom-fitted to the damaged area of the tooth.

  • Inlays: Fit within the cusps of a tooth, similar to a filling but more durable.
  • Onlays: Cover a larger area, extending over the cusps of the tooth.

What If My Crown Falls Out?

It’s not uncommon for crowns to become loose or fall out, often due to underlying decay or wear. If this happens, it’s essential to contact us immediately. We can often re-cement the crown if the underlying tooth is in good condition.

Choose Tolland Hill Family Dental for Your Dental Crown Needs

At Tolland Hill Family Dental, we combine our expertise in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to provide crowns that not only strengthen your teeth but also enhance your smile. Our team ensures that every step of the crown procedure is comfortable and that the final result meets your expectations.

Schedule Your Dental Crown Consultation in Tolland

If you believe you need a dental crown, or if you’re interested in learning more about our inlay and onlay services, contact Tolland Hill Family Dental today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with our expertly crafted dental crowns.

Formerly Dr. Frederick M. Daniels Dental Office
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Tolland Hill Family Dental


12 Goose Ln
Tolland, CT 06084

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