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The Purpose & Benefits of Dental Crowns

If you have a damaged or misshapen tooth, you may grimace more than you grin out of reluctance to show your smile. There’s a solution: Dental crowns can improve the appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that go over teeth for a different appearance. But dental crowns are more than just a pretty smile: Dental crowns restore the strength and function of your tooth. A damaged tooth is not as strong or productive as a healthy tooth, and if left as is, your damaged tooth is susceptible to further distress.

Dental Crown 101

A dental crown looks just like a natural tooth crown; the cap mimics the look of a healthy, natural tooth to blend in seamlessly with your smile. Crowns are a restorative dentistry solution for damaged teeth. If you experienced tooth decay or root canal treatment, your tooth may be too fragile to hold up to daily wear and tear. The dental crown prosthetic serves as protection, restoring the function of the tooth.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • The strength and function of your tooth is restored
  • The beauty of your smile is restored
  • You can avoid tooth extraction with a dental crown
  • The tooth can be fully restored when paired with root canal treatment

What is the Process?

Your cosmetic dentist will determine whether or not a dental crown is the right solution for you. If your tooth is healthy enough to remain in your mouth, but it’s weak, then a dental crown may be the perfect choice. We use a E4D machine to create a dental crown that is customized for you. The crown will fit perfectly and be color-matched to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. The process takes just one visit with this advanced technology. The crown is fixed into place permanently and functions just like a normal tooth.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.