Dental Crowns That Protect Your Smile

Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry offers dental crowns to restore your smile and act like your natural, permanent teeth.
Dental Crowns That Protect Your Smile

Why Crowns?

A dental crown (or cap) is a protective restoration covering the entire tooth surface and restoring it to its original size and shape. When a tooth cannot be restored with a filling, a crown is used to:

  • protect and strengthen the tooth structure
  • as a solution to decayed teeth, large fillings, and fillings that have fractured.

What to Expect


Before your crown treatment, be sure to use preventative oral hygiene to ensure your teeth are as clean as possible. Be able to identify any problems you are having with your teeth and let our dental team know.


Your dentist prepares the existing tooth by removing the decay or damage and then reshaping it and reducing the size. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression of the tooth is created. We have a CEREC 3D CAD system, so we can create a crown and permanently place it over your tooth in just one visit.

But, the impression can also be done with a plastic-type material that is put into a tray or it. If it is done with the impression material, a plaster cast is made from the impression and sent to the lab, the lab uses the cast to create a crown/cap that fits over the existing tooth. This can take two or more visits to the dentist and several weeks to complete.


Your dental crown appointment will be beneficial to your overall oral health. If the impression is made digitally, the crown/cap can be designed and milled in the dentist's office while the patient waits. This high-tech approach uses first-rate composite blocks to fabricate the crown.

After crown treatment, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You may experience some discomfort. Be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene in-between visits.
  • Schedule a follow-up visit with our Mansfield dental office if you begin to experience any problems.


Your First Visit

A 3D digital scan will be taken at your first appointment and will be used to create your custom dental crown. During this first appointment, your dentist will also create a temporary crown for your tooth. You will wear the temporary crown for two to three weeks until a dental laboratory completes your new crown. Our dental team will numb your tooth and prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Your temporary crown will then be put in place with temporary cement, and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

Modern Dentistry

Modern Dentistry

You can find all the latest technology at our Portland, ME offices.
Judgment-Free Office

Judgment-Free Office

We're here to help you feel confident in your smile. We provide a safe, judge-free zone for any dental issue or concern you have.
On Your Schedule

On Your Schedule

Taking care of your oral health should fit within your schedule. We are open late and on weekends so you can get the care you need.

and Financing

Are you worried about the cost of a visit to install a dental crown? Don't panic. We work with over 200 dental insurance plans and flexible payment plans for your convenience.

No Insurance?
No Problem.

Making An Appointment Is Easy

Don't have insurance? That's not a problem with us. We offer payment plans and accept most major credit cards, personal checks, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What color are dental crowns?

They are tooth-colored.

Do tooth crowns ever need to be replaced?
Crowns are very durable and will last many years but may eventually need to be replaced like most dental restorations.