Crowns in Pittston, PA
Crowns in Pittston, PA

Teeth with cracks, chips, or breaks in them not only look unappealing, but can be detrimental to your oral health. Our dentists at Polit & Costello Dentistry can protect your teeth with dental crowns near you.

What is a Crown?

A crown or cap is a manufactured top of a tooth that fits over a natural tooth to strengthen it and change its appearance. This fake tooth can correct many issues to make your teeth look great, including teeth that:

  • Appear too small in proportion to the head
  • Are broken
  • Have deep cracks
  • Are discolored due to medications or internal damage
  • Hide misshapen teeth
  • Cover gaps between teeth

Materials for Crowns

Since a crown needs to withstand the chewing forces of eating, the material needs to be durable. Some of the materials a dental laboratory uses for a crown include:

  • Gold or silver
  • Stainless steel
  • Metal fused to porcelain
  • Porcelain or ceramic
  • Resin

If a crown is visible while laughing or smiling, the best material options may be porcelain or resin because our dentists near you can choose their shade to match your teeth. Porcelain also reflects light like enamel, which makes it look like a natural tooth. Porcelain fused to metal is a better choice for back teeth as they do the most chewing.

Tooth Preparation

When fitting a crown over a tooth, the tooth requires preparation. The teeth that the crowns in Pittston, PA are going over will need trimming so that the caps fit snuggly. The trimming takes place before the fitting, so you might go in a week or so before your caps arrive at Polit & Costello Dentistry. A little of the tooth gets trimmed from each side so that the crown is a perfect fit.

Once the crown arrives at our offices, you will come in for the fitting of it. Our dentists will fit the crown and do some additional trimming if necessary. A dental cement then goes around the tooth to affix the crown. If you want to change how your teeth look, consult with our dentists in Pittston, PA about crowns to better your smile.