Dental Crowns

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

Dr. Steven M Balloch in Glastonbury, CT, provides 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 by Dr. Balloch 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 How Dr. Balloch Helped

For the last several years, Pamela has come to Dr. Balloch 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 to Dr. Balloch and his team because of their compassion and expertise.

Contact an Experienced Dentist Who Cares About Your Health

Dr. Steven Balloch began his private practice in 1984. More than three decades later, he remains committed to providing state-of-the-art patient-centered dental care to people in Greater Glastonbury and Hartford, CT.

Dr. Balloch has been named a Top Dentist for 13 years running by both Hartford magazine and Connecticut magazine. He has been named a Top Doc by WFSB Channel 3, and was featured in the Hartford Advocate "Best of Hartford" poll. However, Dr. Balloch says the most meaningful accolade is the satisfaction and improved health he helps his patients to achieve.

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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Nate Hobert

2016

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If I could, I would give 6 stars for Dr. Balloch and his staff. I have been a patient for over 10 years and cannot imagine going anywhere else. In 2008, I had an accident that left three of my front four teeth chipped in half. This happened over Labor Day Weekend yet Dr. Balloch responded to the dental emergency call and cemented the teeth back on before school the following day. Recently, Dr. Balloch placed three crowns and one veneer in place of the broken teeth and I could not be happier. The porcelain teeth are highly personalized for my mouth and my smile now looks fantastic. 

The meticulous and passionate work by Dr. Balloch has left me with a confident, natural-looking smile that I am extremely happy with. I highly recommend Dr. Balloch for any general, reconstructive, or cosmetic dentistry.

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Howard

2018

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At the age of seven, a truck hit me ...broke away jawbone and busted out a number of my front teeth. I spent much of my life being self-conscious about my teeth and doing my best not to smile. Dr. Balloch and his entire staff worked with me to create a smile that I have been told "lights up the room". He demonstrated a commitment and level of expertise I have never before experienced. It is with gratitude and sincerity that I say I loved the experience and I love my smile.

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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Speak with a Skilled Dentist About Your Dental Treatment Options

With more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Balloch continues to put the needs of his patients first. This level of care has made him one of the most trusted dentists in the Glastonbury and Hartford areas.

Dr. Balloch is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He continually strives to improve patient care.

If you are ready to speak with a Glastonbury dentist who cares about your dental health and wellness, we invite you to schedule a consultation online. You can also reach our office by phone at:

(860) 659-8660

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Emphasizing Patient Care and Comfort We Put Glastonbury First

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Fred Schwarz

2019

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I myself have unfortunately had a wide range of dental problems over the years and Dr Balloch has rectified all of them with great skill and caring. In the specific instance where I needed cosmetic surgery to correct the accidental loss of front teeth, Dr. Balloch sprang into action to give me beautiful temporary teeth right away. Then he initiated a sophisticated process to provide wonderfully crafted permanent replacements. All through the process Dr. Balloch married the perfect combination technology, precision, and even a great artistic eye.

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Lizabeth Zlatkus

2019

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Outstanding. Hard to describe how beautiful my teeth look. I was a complicated case, and Dr. Balloch and his entire team was completely focused on ensuring everything worked perfectly. I had many extra visits (due to my own issues) and I was always given priority and extra care. The temporaries were so beautiful it was hard to believe the permanents would be even better - but they are. All issues resolved and I couldn't be happier. Tremendous service by the entire staff and amazing outcome. Highly recommend.

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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:
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Assessing Candidacy

Dr. Balloch 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.

Treatment Planning

In order to personalize the crown based on your unique anatomy and cosmetic preferences, you will also meet with Dr. Balloch 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

All-porcelain crowns cost between $1,400 and $2,400 each. Factors affecting cost include the material used, the complexity of the case, and the need for additional procedures (e.g., root canal, 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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Dianne Barnes

2019

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Dr. Balloch is the best dentist that I have ever had. He is very gentle, professional and offers extremely high quality. He has been our family Dentist since 2005 and we have been very happy with the outcome of every procedure. Additionally, the Office Staff, his Assistants, and the Hygienist are all wonderful!!

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M C

2019

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I was just there for a second opinion, but everyone in the office including Dr. Balloch is very kind. They do not rush you and really try and meet your needs. Recommend!

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Dr. Steven M. Balloch

Steven M. Balloch, DDS

Dr. Steven M. Balloch is an award-winning dentist who has been providing world-class general, reconstructive, and cosmetic dentistry for over 30 years. He is a member of various prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Seattle Study Club

To speak with Dr. Balloch about your dream smile, request a consultation online or call us a (860) 659-8660.

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