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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.

Visit Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Glastonbury, CT, for relief. From temporary to permanent crowns, we can help you.

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Temporary Crowns or Same-Day Crowns Can Provide Immediate Relief

If you've lost or damaged a tooth, you probably don't want to go another minute without help. Not only can it be painful but it also can prevent you from eating, smiling, and talking. So the idea of waiting for a permanent crown may make you feel even more overwhelmed.

Fortunately, a same-day or temporary crown can provide the immediate relief you deserve. That way you don't have to face the discomfort or lack of confidence caused by tooth loss.

Our practice can provide you with a same-day crown, or a temporary crown, as you wait for your custom porcelain crown to be created. Reach out to our dental office in Glastonbury, CT, today:

(860) 659-8660

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As you wait for your permanent crown, we can restore functionality to your teeth with a temporary crown. Reach out to our Glastonbury, CT, office for your dental treatment.

Dental Options You Can Explore at Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

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Some permanent crowns may cover your original tooth, while others will go over a titanium screw for a dental implant. At our Glastonbury, CT, dental practice, our dentist can place a porcelain crown onto your damaged tooth or implant. 

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Chris Yerinides


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The entire staff was extremely kind. I was given thorough explanations of my options, what was happening during each point in the procedure, and post-procedure care and expectations. Aside from the excellent communication from the entire staff, the work itself is top-tier. My teeth truly have never looked better!

Thank you to the entire team, and I cannot recommend them enough!

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Judy Pelletier


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I honestly thought having a beautiful smile was just a dream...After my first visit with Dr. Bidra, I was immediately impressed. He was informative and made me feel confident...The staff who run the office are welcoming, friendly and very helpful. I see Lisa for my dental cleanings and for the first time I actually look forward to going...I also drive an hour to get there but it's so worth it. So, if you're looking for a cosmetic dentist, I highly recommend Dr. Bidra!

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The Relationship Between Dental Crowns and Dental Implants

Our Glastonbury, CT, dentist can restore your smile with a dental crown or a dental implant and a crown, depending on your needs.

​Dental Implants

Dental implants are a type of screw placed in your gums, taking the spot of a missing or extracted tooth. After they are secure, your dentist will fix a crown over the implant, creating a natural-looking tooth.

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​Dental Crowns

Dental crowns mimic a natural tooth. They can fit over a damaged or filed tooth, as well as an implant, depending on your needs. They come in materials such as porcelain, providing a subtle, lifelike improvement to your smile.

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Protect Your Teeth with Custom Crowns

If you're struggling with tooth damage, decay, or even tooth loss, dental crowns offer a trusted solution. We use them to fortify your tooth and improve your oral function. Not to mention, thanks to our digital technology and natural-looking IPS e.max® crowns, your results will look entirely lifelike.

How Can a Dentist Use a Dental Crown to Restore My Smile?

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 avoid the need for extraction. They can:
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Provide Support for Damaged Teeth

These restorations fit over severely damaged or decayed teeth. Compromised tooth structure is removed, 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.

A Focus on Patient Satisfaction Improving Smiles Throughout Glastonbury, CT


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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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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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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Dental crowns can last around 10 years, providing long-term relief and function. Though you will likely eventually need a replacement in the future, Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Glastonbury, CT, is always here to help when you need us.

"Dr. Li is a perfectionist. She did an awesome job."

As this dental crown patient explains, when you've struggled with dental imperfections, it can be easy to hide your smile. After some time dealing with the same problem, he decided to trust our prosthodontists to place nine custom crowns. Now, sharing his smile with the world is completely effortless.

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Skilled and Gentle Dentist
Who Cares 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.

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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, CT, 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


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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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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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:
If your restoration is being made off-site, a temporary crown will be placed while you wait.
If your restoration is being made off-site, a temporary crown will be placed while you wait.

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 on-site or sent to an off-site lab, where technicians will fabricate the permanent restoration.

Temporary Crowns

If your restoration is being made off-site, 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.


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.

Your dental journey doesn't end when we place your crown. The work you do now and through the future can ensure lasting health and functionality.

The Cost of Dental Crowns Price of Treatment

Our dental 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, the complexity of the case, and the need for additional procedures (e.g., root canal, build-up, extraction).
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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


Paul Lombardo


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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


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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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Tooth, gum, and crown health are all related. When you practice good oral hygiene, you can ensure the longevity of your dental health and your dental restoration.

How to Take Care of Your Dental Crown

After all the stress of breaking or losing a tooth, you likely want to ensure that your new porcelain dental crown stays in good shape for as long as possible. You can improve its durability by:

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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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