arghavan   shahidi, dmd
family & cosmetic dentistry
(978) 851-8888
A crown is used to cover a tooth and may be commonly referred to as a "cap." Traditionally, the teeth to be crowned are prepared by a dentist, and impressions are taken and  are given to a dental technician to construct the prosthesis. Crowns may be made of gold or other similar metals, porcelain, or a combination of the two.  While your crown is being constructed you will have a temporary crown made of acrylic.  
   Crown & Bridge
       Root Canal
Dr. Shahidi
1120 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
TEL (978) 851-8888
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Bridge consists of 3 or more crowns attached. A bridge is used to span an edentulous area (space where teeth are missing).
Why restore with a crown?
Undermined Tooth Structure
In a situation where there is not enough remaining solid tooth structure after decay and fragile tooth structure is removed, or the tooth has fractured and is now missing important architectural reinforcements, the tooth might very well require a crown.  
Once implant is placed and properly integrated into the bone, it may then be fitted with a crown.
Root Canal Treated Teeth
The living tooth structure is surprisingly resilient and can sustain considerable abuse without fracturing. Consequently, after root canal therapy is performed, a tooth becomes extremely brittle and is significantly weaker than its vital neighbors
Advanced Technology
:: Digital X-Rays
   (less radiation)
:: Porcelain Crowns
:: Tooth Colored Fillings
Financing Available With
Care Credit
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Crown & Bridge