Long Wharf Dental Group
1 Long Wharf Drive, Suite #221, New Haven, CT 06511

Discover the Differences in Dental Crowns

Do you hesitate or hate to smile because your teeth look less than their best? Dental crowns may be the answer to make you proud of your smile.

The Deal on Dental Crowns

According to dental experts, dental crowns are the more common name for cosmetic dental bonding. They are permanent prosthetic pieces that are secured onto the teeth that have been decayed or damaged. Once placed, they enhance the strength and look of the tooth. They have become so popular that they are offered by practically every affordable dentist New Haven today. Dental crowns are made of a strong composite resin that is directly applied onto teeth and molded into shape. This makes them different than cosmetic dentistry veneers, which are thin shells of porcelain made to cover imperfections and are created in a dental lab.

Four Choices in Dental Crowns

Thanks to advances in dentistry, there are now several choices for cosmetic dental bonding. There are actually four options based on the material they are made of. Most affordable dentist New Haven offer the following kinds:

  1. Ceramic – Made of a porcelain-based material, these are ideal for restoring front teeth because they blend perfectly into the natural tooth color.
  2. Porcelain-fused on metal – These dental crowns are stronger and more durable because their base is made of metal instead of porcelain.
  3. Gold alloys – Made of a mixture of gold, copper and other metals, these are also a stronger option and won’t wear away the natural tooth structure.
  4. Base metal alloys – Comprised of non-noble metals, these very strong crowns are also extremely resistant to corrosion and demand the least amount of healthy tooth removal.

Which Dental Crowns Should You Choose?

While some dental crowns may be stronger or gentler on the teeth, whichever you choose will definitely be much more affordable than cosmetic dentistry veneers. If your teeth are in need of repair, talk to a cosmetic dentist to see which dental crowns are best for you.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in New Haven, call Long Wharf Dental Group today at (203) 764-2386 or make an appointment.

Long Wharf Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in New Haven. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Long Wharf Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Long Wharf Dental Group.

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Dr. Lerman is the best. I had to have a crown placed this month and at each step of the process he was attentive to my questions and explained every part of the procedures. As a slightly anxious […]
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Dr. Mark Rothman and the knowledgeable staff at Long Wharf Dental Group go above and beyond to make their patients comfortable. They put your best interest first, they listen carefully to your […]
Diane N.
Been with this Dental group for over 35 years & that is how good they are!!!
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Dr. Lerman and Nella, the dental hygienist, were very attentive to my dental needs. I trust them both in their expertise. The office staff are very friendly, professional, and helpful.
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This is hands down the most efficient staff, professional dentistry and best overall experience I’ve ever had at the dentist.
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As always, a visit to Long Wharf Dental is a very positive, professional experience. Everyone is courteous, friendly and positive. A pleasure to do business with them.
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Rochelle K.
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Rothman and my Invisalign treatment. Also, Geraldine provided me with a great test cleaning!
Rachel R.
Couldn’t have been a better visit anywhere. I was treated courteously,warmly and was told every step of the way what to expect. Dr Rothman and his assistant made sure I was comfortable […]
Roseanne D.
Very good experience very good staff will be continuing to get my dental work there and my family
Billy R.
I switched to Long Wharf Dental because of Geraldine. She has been my dental hygienist for about 25 years. She makes you feel comfortable. My family are also patients of hers.
Tina C.
I have been a patient here for six years, and have been very satisfied. Dr. Lerman does high quality work, is responsive even in emergency situations, and always ensures the experience is as […]
Sebastian H.
Lorena is the best, I can’t say enough about her. She takes pride in her work and shows that she really cares about me. I have been going here for twenty plus years and would not change a […]
Gloria D.
The office is very clean and welcoming, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they put your comfort first during procedures and the outcome is always fantastic. So happy with my results!
Alyssandra L.
I usually don’t do reviews, but they were so kind and considerate when I had a bad toothache… On Friday afternoon… When I was a new patient.
Christina F.
I’m most impressed with the fact that EVERY appointment I’ve had in the some 5 years I’ve been a patient, I have never had to wait more than 2 minutes in the waiting room. That is very […]
Scarlett F.
Very friendly front desk and staff, I am extremely satisfied with the results and care that Dr. Rothman has provided!
Rachneet S.
Geraldine is the best. LWDG provides a comfortable environment and makes going to the dentist a not so unpleasant experience.
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