Dental Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown may be recommended if you have a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. A dental crown is a restoration that covers the entire surface of a tooth, essentially creating a “cap” that can help to protect and strengthen a tooth. In addition, the crown will cover the entire tooth, protecting it from further damage.

 
There are many reasons why you may need a dental crown. In some cases, a dental crown may be used to save a tooth at risk of being lost. In other cases, a dental crown may be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. And in still other cases, a dental crown may be used to support a dental bridge.
 
No matter the reason, if you need a dental crown, it’s essential to have one placed as soon as possible. A dental crown will restore your smile’s function and appearance.
 
If you require a dental crown, South Shore Dental prosthetics is here to help! 
The first step in getting a dental crown is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pavlicic. During the consultation, she will assess the damage to your tooth and develop a treatment plan. Then, if a dental crown is the best option for you, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them tothe dental laboratory.
 
We use the latest digital scanning technology to take dental impressions. The traditional way of using a tray and putty is messy and uncomfortable for the patient. So instead, we use Primscan technology to take digital images of your teeth.
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Using high-resolution sensors and short-wave light, a scan of the tooth surfaces is accurately captured. Up to one million 3D pixels per second are captured by Primescan, and these can be executed more reliable than ever using optical high-frequency contrast analysis.

Compared to the traditional method of taking impressions:
 
1. Primescan is faster and easier to use.
2. The system is more precise, so your impressions will be more accurate.
3. Primescan is more comfortable for the patient.
4. There’s no need for messy putty or trays and the process is entirely digital.

Overall, Primescan is more convenient for the patient and a more effective way than the classic process for taking dental impressions.
 
 
Next, the dental laboratory will create your custom dental crown based on your digital impressions and send it back to our office. In the meantime, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. Once we receive your permanent crown, we will schedule an appointment to place it.
During the procedure, Dr. Pavlicic will prepare the damaged tooth for the crown. First, the tooth will be trimmed down so that the crown can fit over it. Once the crown is in place, it will be permanently bonded.
 
You will need to take care of your dental crown like your natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss regularly and visit our office for regular checkups. With proper care, your dental crown can last for many years!

Dental bridges  

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If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering dental bridges. Dental bridges are commonly used to replace missing teeth, and they can provide a natural-looking and long-lasting solution and help restore your smile.
 
At South Shore Dental prosthetics, we use the latest technology and techniques to create dental bridges that look and feel natural.
 
The first step in the process is to consult with Dr. Pavlicic to see if dental bridges are the right solution for you. Creating a dental bridge usually takes two dental appointments. 
 
At your first appointment,we will take digital impressions of your teeth to create your custom dental bridge in the dental laboratory. Dr. Pavlicic will also prepare the abutment teeth, which are the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth.
 
At your second appointment, we will place the dental bridge in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments. Once the dental bridge is in place, you can enjoy a restored smile. With proper care, your dental bridge can last for many years.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental bridges orour other tooth replacement options, please get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.
 

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Meet the doctors

Dr. Katarina Pavlicic

Dr. Pavlicic is a graduate of the Boston University Dental School.

In 2005, she attended Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program and was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Dental Graduate Study.

Dr. Pavlicic graduated from the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute and the Kois Center for Advanced Dentistry.

Dr. Pavlicic has been Oral Sedation DOCS Certified since 2006.

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