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By Advanced Dental Concepts
August 19, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

If you're concerned about a damaged tooth or want to improve the appearance of your smile, dental crowns provide an excellent solution. Your dentist in Andover, MA, Dr. Richard Hopgood of Advanced Dental Concepts, offers dental crowns.

How dental crowns work

Crowns, also called caps, fit over the top of teeth, covering them completely. Made of durable materials like porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and resin, crowns are designed to last 10 years or longer.

When you visit us for your dental crown, your dentist in Andover, MA, will make your tooth a little smaller. Decreasing the size of the tooth makes it easier for the crown to fit comfortably. Your dentist will also make an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to dental laboratory technicians who will create your new crowns. You'll need to wear temporary crowns until your permanent ones are ready in about two weeks. Permanent crowns are attached to your teeth using dental cement.

The many ways crowns can help your smile

Your dentist may recommend dental crowns if you have any of these tooth issues:

  • Damaged Teeth: Have you broken one or more of your teeth? A dental crown can replace lost tooth structure and restore the natural appearance and function of your teeth.
  • Fragile Teeth: Fragile teeth can break very easily. Luckily, adding a crown to a weak or fragile tooth can help prevent breaks from happening. Your tooth can become fragile due to a crack, a large filling, or root canal therapy. As you age, your teeth may become brittle, making them more likely to break.
  • Lost Teeth: Dental crowns are also used to replace missing teeth. They can anchor bridges and be paired with dental implants to create brand-new synthetic teeth.
  • Appearance Issues: A crown may be a good option if a tooth is discolored, short, or oddly shaped. Have a few of your teeth become shorter due to wear and tear or grinding while you sleep? Crowns improve the look of your smile.

Transform your smile with dental crowns! Call your Andover, MA, dentist, Dr. Hopgood of Advanced Dental Concepts, at (978) 475-2431 to schedule your appointment.

By Advanced Dental Concepts
June 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns offered by your dentist, Dr. Richard Hopgood of Advanced Dental Concepts in Andover, MA, provide several important smile dental-crownsbenefits. Whether you're concerned about a damaged tooth, want to protect a fragile tooth, or would like to completely change the appearance of a tooth, a crown may be a good option for you.


Crowns offer the ultimate protection for at-risk teeth

Wear and tear can take a toll on your teeth. After years of biting and chewing, you may develop a crack in a tooth, or it may become brittle and begin to crumble. These problems weaken teeth and may eventually cause painful, unsightly tooth fractures. Teeth can also weaken if you've had a root canal or a large filling.

Crowns offer a simple solution if you have a fragile tooth. These hollow restorations are able to completely cover teeth in order to absorb the pressure you produce when you bite and chew. They are made from a variety of durable materials that look just like tooth enamel (including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and resin) that are able to last for years on end.


Crowns restore fractured teeth

Restoring fractured teeth isn't just an appearance issue. If you don't add a crown to your tooth, chewing will become much harder and the broken ends of your tooth will be exposed to the air, an effect that can cause considerable pain.

Covering a fractured tooth with a crown will restore both its normal appearance and functionality, as well as ease your pain. Additionally, because your Andover dentist creates the crown from impressions of your mouth, your new crown will look and feel perfectly at home in your mouth.


Flaws disappear under crowns

Crowns are also used to conceal tooth imperfections, including injuries, discolorations, and odd shaping.


Interested? Give us a call

Enhance your smile with versatile crowns! Call your Andover, MA, dentist, Dr. Richard Hopgood, at (978) 475-2431 to schedule your appointment.

By Advanced Dental Concepts
October 20, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   Dental Crowns  
Whether due to a sport injury or nagging tooth decay, you’ve been dealing with chipped, imperfect teeth and you’re looking for options. We are ready to help you make an informed decision about your smile. However, perhaps you’re not sure whether veneers or crowns would be the right alternative for you. We always recommend that our patients weigh the positive and negatives of each procedure to come up with an option that suits their needs. If you’re interested in getting dental veneers in Andover, be sure to measure this treatment against dental crowns to see which one you should opt for.

Veneers ImageWhat Are You Fixing?

Veneers are a great option for patients who want to improve either the shape or color of their smiles. If there is crowding or spacing between teeth, veneers can also solve this issue. On the other hand, crowns are used when there is less tooth structure available. This often happens if you have had serious tooth decay. If crowns are your only option because of severe decay, have no fear. Crowns are a great option and have all the aesthetics positives that Andover porcelain veneers promise.

How’s Your Oral Health?

In order for you to get veneers in Andover, there are a few health-related criteria that you have to be able to check off before you’re considered a good candidate. If you have gum disease, diabetes, have TMJ or teeth grinding issues, or smoke more than a pack a day, then dental veneers are not a good option for your lifestyle. But if your mouth gets the seal of approval in health, veneers might be the perfect solution.

Consider Your Situation

Are you a tooth grinder or a heavy chewer? If so, crowns might win out over veneers. Since veneers are wafer thin pieces of porcelain, they do better in environments in which they only handle light force. However, if you’re pretty easy on your teeth, veneers in Andover might be the ticket.

Call Advanced Dental Concepts for more on Veneers and Dental Crowns 

So stop wishing you could have the perfect smile and know that dental veneers in Andover are just a call away. Call our Andover office at (978) 475-2431 and let’s get you smiling again!