Dental Crowns

Severely fractured, broken, or decayed teeth need support following treatment.

We provide custom porcelain dental crowns to restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth

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Understanding the Basics

Dental crowns are often recommended when patients have issues that cannot be treated using fillings, inlays, or onlays. They are used to protect the remaining tooth structure and to avoid the need for extraction. They can:

Provide Support for Damaged Teeth

These restorations fit over teeth that have been severely damaged or decayed. The dentist removes the compromised tooth structure, and a custom crown is crafted to fit over the remaining portion of the tooth, restoring your ability to bite and chew properly.

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Achieve a Natural-Looking Upgrade

Sometimes stains, inconsistent shaping, and other cosmetic flaws cannot be addressed with solutions like whitening or veneers. In these cases, custom crowns can provide the desired enhancement by covering the entire tooth.

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Replace a Lost or Damaged Tooth

Dental crowns are also used for single tooth replacement. A dental bridge consists of a false tooth flanked by two crowns to anchor it in place. For the right candidates, they can also be used to cap dental implants for complete tooth replacement.

Pamela's Story Compassion and Expertise Drew Her Back 

For the last several years, Pamela has come to Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry for everything from general dentistry to extensive dental work. During her dental treatment testimonial, she says that she finds the staff so friendly that she often chats with them in the office and over the phone. Having moved out of the area a couple of years before, she tried other dentists, but came back "home" to our Glastonbury practice for its exceptional level of compassion and expertise.

Contact our team of Experienced, Trusted, Skilled and Gentle Dentists Who Care About Your Health

Dr. Avinash S. Bidra is a board-certified prosthodontist, which is a dental specialist with advanced training in implants, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. He also has a sub-specialty in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He completed his dental and specialty training in India, Florida, Connecticut, and Texas.

Dr. Bidra is one of the few board-certified prosthodontists in Connecticut and the only one in Glastonbury. He has extensive surgical experience with dental implants, having placed and restored thousands of implants. His expertise draws patients from other states and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Bidra is the recipient of numerous awards, including:

  • Distinguished Clinician Award by the American College of Prosthodontists
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Dentist
  • Hartford Magazine Top Dentist
  • Service Award as Chairman of the 50th year Scientific Session of the American College of Prosthodontists
  • United States Patent Award for Invention of a Device used in the popular All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment
  • Numerous academic/scholarly awards from prosthodontic scientific organizations and scientific journals

If you live in the Glastonbury area and want a spa-like experience that puts your needs and your health first, contact our dental office online. You can also schedule a consultation by phone at:

(860) 659-8660

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A Focus on Patient Satisfaction Improving Smiles throughout Glastonbury

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Adam Geach

2021

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Dr. Bidra is one of the most knowledgable Prosthodontists that I know. He is an absolute expert in dental cosmetics and implant dentistry ... In addition, Dr. Bidra is is very gentle and trustworthy. He is very patient and will take the time to clearly describe a problem and then provide a solution that will meet your needs. 

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Denise Ingaran

2019

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I have a dentist phobia. I almost cancelled my free consultation. I'm extremely glad I didn't. He made me feel very safe and almost completely comfortable. I'm still dealing with my phobia but he has made it somewhat easier to try to deal with it.

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Candidacy

A dental crown may be recommended if you:

Have Severe Tooth Damage

Chips, cracks, and decay are typically treated with fillings, bonding, or even veneers. When these are not viable options, porcelain crowns may be the best option.

Have Sufficient Remaining Tooth Structure

A crown is only able to cap teeth that have enough healthy structure remaining. When teeth are too structurally compromised to support a crown, extraction is the only option.

Are Committed to Long-term Care

These restorations can last for many years as long as patients take proper care of them. That means brushing and flossing every day and visiting the dentist every six months for regular checkups.

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Emphasizing Patient Care and Comfort We Put Glastonbury First

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Ushma P

2021

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Dr. Bidra's attention to detail is unparalleled; the implant he placed matches the rest of my teeth perfectly and looks very natural. I would recommend choosing Dr. Bidra for quality dental care!

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joanne balshi

2021

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Dr Bidra defines the word "doctor" as every patient dreams it should be. Clearly his prosthodontic skills match his superior credentials, but even more importantly, he is a kind and deeply engaged professional who instills complete confidence in his patients. 

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The Dental Crown Procedure A Treatment Timeline

For patients receiving traditional restorations, the procedure will take roughly two weeks. Here is a step-by-step look at the treatment process:

Assessing Candidacy

We will first determine if crowns are right for your needs. This will involve taking digital x-rays, performing a full exam, and having a discussion of your concerns, goals, and treatment options.
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Treatment Planning

In order to personalize the crown based on your unique anatomy and cosmetic preferences, you will also meet with us to determine how the restoration will look.

Prepping Teeth

Next, any compromised tissue is removed from the tooth in question. This ensures that there is only healthy structure remaining.

Taking Impressions

Impressions are then taken of the prepped tooth (or dental implant). These impressions are either used to create same-day restorations onsite, or sent to an off-site lab, where technicians will fabricate the permanent restoration.

Temporary Crowns

If your restoration is being made offsite, a temporary crown will be placed while you wait. The temporary crown protects your tooth as you wait for the permanent crown to be finished.

Placement

When the final restoration is ready, the temporary crown is removed and the prepped tooth is cleaned. We check the fit one last time before the permanent restoration is bonded in place.

The Cost of Dental Crowns The Price of Treatment

Our team will take time to explain all aspects of the cost of dental crowns, including:

Dental Crown Cost Variables

Porcelain crowns costs vary based on the biomaterial, complexity of the case, and the need for additional procedures (e.g., root canal, build-up, extraction).
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Insurance

Since these restorations are placed to improve oral health, they are usually covered by insurance. You can count on our friendly staff to work with your provider to secure the best possible coverage.

Financing Options

If you are uninsured and unable to pay immediately out of pocket, there are financing options available through CareCredit®. These payment plans divide the total cost of treatment into affordable monthly installments.

Helping You Maintain a Healthy Smile Committed to the People of Glastonbury

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Paul Lombardo

2021

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All aspects of my visit were met with a friendly and professional attitude! Great care was taken to provide a thorough and safe dental experience. Thanks once again for your great service!

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Tammy M. Deering

2021

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I am a difficult patient for anesthesia and it was an amazing experience! Didn't even feel it!!! Thank you !!!!!

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Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Avinash S. Bidra is a nationally renowned dentist who has been providing world-class advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry for decades. He and his team are members of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • American Board of Prosthodontics
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

For best-in-class dental care, request a consultation online or call us a (860) 659-8660.

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