Rochester Dentist Explains the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Crowns


Are you suffering from a toothache that just won’t go away? What about tooth sensitivity or difficulty chewing or biting down? These are all common warning signs of tooth decay. Whether from poor oral hygiene or cracks and chips in the surface of our teeth, bacteria often bypasses our tooth enamel and reaches the inner layers of tooth structure, causing cavities to form. In many cases, a dental crown may be recommended to address the pain and discomfort of decay. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains how our natural looking tooth-colored crowns can safeguard your smile.

What are Dental Crowns?

A crown is simply a cap that fits over a damaged tooth. Crowns preserve the remaining tooth structure while protecting against further infection. Dental crowns address several dental issues, including:

  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Permanent stains

Dr. Calcagno believes in cosmetic dentistry, and as a result, provides esthetically pleasing crowns using natural looking materials. Dr. Calcagno also offers a free cosmetic consultation for patients considering our tooth-colored crowns.

Porcelain Crowns

Made from special dental porcelain, these crowns mimic the translucent look of natural teeth. In addition to blending seamlessly with your smile, porcelain crowns provide decades of smile repair and return your tooth to full function and appearance. Porcelain crowns are custom-made using an impression of your smile to ensure comfort and beauty.

CEREC Crowns

Using innovative CEREC technology, these breakthrough crowns can be created and placed in a single visit! Typically, a porcelain crown takes two appointments. But now, Dr. Calcagno can use a CEREC machine to craft custom-made crowns to her specifications in just one visit. CEREC crowns look and act like natural teeth, providing you with a gorgeous restoration while saving both time and money.

Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist

Interested in restring your smile with our natural looking and innovative dental crowns? Then talk to your Rochester cosmetic dentist. Crowns preserve and protect your smile. Make an appointment today by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.