Yen-Chang Chen, DMD
730 Center Street, Suite 7, Auburn, ME
in Auburn, Maine
Crowns are applied to teeth that have been structurally damaged, as well as those that have become weak, misaligned, misshapen, or otherwise in need of a corrective cosmetic repair. A crown is a cap that entirely covers the tooth and can dramatically improve the appearance and functionality of the tooth. There are many reasons for needing tooth crowns, including:
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
EXCESSIVE TOOTH WEAR
ABNORMAL TOOTH DEVELOPMENT
Choose from a variety of materials to construct a custom crown for your tooth. The location, aesthetic considerations, and utility of the tooth in question will impact the decision for the most appropriate material to construct your crown.
Are you wondering how a tooth crown is applied? For the most durable and attractive tooth crown application, Auburn Family Dental installs crowns over the course of two appointments. During your first appointment, Dr. Chen will clean and prepare your existing tooth structure to accept the crown. This may include the placement of a “build-up” filling. An impression of the base that the crown will be applied to will be made, and then sent to the lab. Before you leave our office after your first appointment, you will have a temporary crown created and installed by Dr. Chen. Your final appointment will be scheduled within the following three to four weeks. Your temporary crown will then be removed and your professional, state-of-the-art, lab-created crown will be permanently installed into your tooth.
Do you need a replacement for a single lost or severely damaged tooth? Consider a custom tooth implant crown to replace one or more of your natural teeth. The crown will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
in Auburn, Maine
Do you have a gap in your teeth that has occurred after losing one or more teeth? If so, it is important to correct this gap as soon as possible to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position. The optimal solution for correcting the missing spaces between teeth is a professionally installed custom dental bridge from Auburn Family Dental. We help our patients improve their smile and their health with the creation of a strong, attractive dental bridge.
At Auburn Family Dental, we create custom dental bridges to help you maintain your overall health in a variety of ways. These custom mouth orthotics can be made from metal, porcelain, or composite materials and help improve the strength of your bite, as well as assist you with obtaining proper nutrition. Dental bridges offer a variety of valuable benefits including:
Patients in need of dental bridge placement in Oxford and Androscoggin County, Maine rely on the professionalism and experience of Dr. Chen for the placement of attractive and enduring corrective prosthetics. Our experienced technicians ensure that your bite and smile are corrected appropriately to give you the best possible outcome. The process is typically completed over the course of two visits, with adjustments performed, if necessary, to ensure maximum comfort and full function. Contact us to begin the process of restoring your dental structure today.