Yen-Chang Chen, DMD       |       730 Center Street, Suite 7, Auburn, ME

Yen-Chang Chen, DMD
730 Center Street, Suite 7, Auburn, ME

We want you to love your smile!

Call today for an appointment

(207) 783-1451

We want you to love your smile!

Call today for an appointment

(207) 783-1451

NATURAL LOOKING COMPOSITE TOOTH FILLINGS

in Auburn, Maine

Damaged Tooth?
Let Us Improve the Appearance & Functionality

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:

Discolored Tooth

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

CHIPPED/WEAKENED TOOTH

EXCESSIVE TOOTH WEAR

FRACTURED/BROKEN TOOTH

ABNORMAL TOOTH DEVELOPMENT

Choose From a Variety of Custom Crown Materials

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. 

  • PORCELAIN
    Can be used to match the color of your natural teeth and are virtually undetectable; an ideal crown for front teeth
  • GOLD & METAL ALLOYS
    Typically stronger and more durable than porcelain and used for back teeth
  • ACRYLIC RESIN
    May be used for temporary crowns (Polymethyl Methacrylate may be used for more permanent applications)
  • CERAMIC
    For incredibly life-like and strong tooth-colored crowns with a lustrous appearance
  • PORCELAIN BONDED TO A METAL SHELL
    The best of both worlds – a metal substructure is bonded to the tooth, followed by an opaque, then translucent porcelain crown

How is a State-of-the-Art Tooth Crown Applied?

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. 

Tooth Implant Crowns Replace Your Natural Teeth

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. Dr. Chen will install an implant into your jawbone and then immediately (or after a period of healing) attach an abutment to the implant. Your tooth implant crown will then be attached to the abutment to create a permanent replacement for your tooth. The crown will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. 

730 Center Street, Suite 7
Auburn, ME 04210

(207) 783-1351

apfamilydentistry@gmail.com

Monday through Thursday
7:00am - 5:00pm

730 Center Street, Suite 7
Auburn, ME 04210

(207) 783-1351

apfamilydentistry@gmail.com

Monday through Thursday
7:00am - 5:00pm

Copyright © 2017 Auburn Family Dental. All Rights Reserved. | PRIVACY NOTICE

Copyright © 2017 Auburn Family Dental.
All Rights Reserved.
PRIVACY NOTICE