Dental Services



Lexington Prosthodontics provides services for dental crowns in Burlington, MA. Call 781-222-3359 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Dental crowns allow us to restore strength, function, and appearance to a compromised tooth. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Cusanello has the advanced training and eye for detail needed to replicate natural teeth in order to create a restoration that perfectly blends in with the rest of your smile.

A dental crown covers over a damaged tooth to protect the remaining healthy structure. While one of the most common uses for dental crowns is to strengthen and repair teeth, they can also improve appearance, shape, and alignment when aesthetics are a concern. We use crowns to:

  • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Repair a fractured tooth
  • Support a bridge
  • Replace a missing tooth, in conjunction with a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly-shaped tooth
  • Protect and restore a tooth that has had root canal treatment

Getting a Dental Crown

The process of getting a dental crown includes two steps. First, your tooth must be prepared for your crown. We take impressions, which allow us to create a restoration that fits properly, then prepare your tooth by removing any damaged areas. Another set of impressions is taken, then you’ll be provided with a temporary restoration to protect your prepared tooth.

Dr. Cusanello will design your crown and it will be fabricated by a dental laboratory. There are several materials to choose from when it comes to crowns, but most patients prefer a tooth-colored option that restores the appearance of their smile. Once your crown is ready, you’ll return to our office where it will be bonded in place.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

How much does a dental crown cost in Burlington, MA?

The cost of a dental crown in Burlington, MA depends on a number of factors, including the tooth being restored, any additional dental work that is needed prior to crown placement, and the material chosen for the crown. Metal alloy crowns are the least expensive option, while aesthetic materials like zirconia cost more.

How long does a dental crown last?

The lifespan of a dental crown can vary depending on the material used, its location in the mouth, and the amount of wear it receives, but on average, a crown will last between five and 15 years.

How long does it take to get a dental crown?

Getting a dental crown requires two visits to our office. The first appointment, when your tooth is prepared, can take up to 90 minutes, depending on the amount of work needed. The second appointment takes about 30 minutes.

What’s the difference between a crown and a cap?

Cap is simply another term used for a dental crown; there’s no difference between the two.

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

When your tooth is prepared for your crown, we use local anesthetic to ensure that you’re comfortable and don’t experience any pain. During the second appointment to bond your permanent crown to the prepared tooth, local anesthetic isn’t needed unless you have a particularly sensitive tooth.

Call 781-222-3359 to schedule your appointment.


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