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Same-Day Dental Crowns

A trusted dental solution to protect your natural teeth.

Maine Dentistry provides dental crowns in Auburn, Gray, and Portland, Maine. Contact us today for more information or to make an appointment. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is an artificial tooth cover, sometimes called a cap, that fits over an existing tooth. The purpose of a dental crown is to restore a severely damaged tooth while keeping the root of the tooth intact. A crown may be placed over a cracked tooth or a tooth that is severely decayed and doesn’t have enough natural enamel left for a composite filling. 

Crowns can be made of porcelain or metal depending on the needs and preferences of the patient. Porcelain most closely resembles natural tooth enamel, making it ideal for teeth that are highly visible. Metal crowns are mostly used on back molars because they are less visible and metal holds up longer under heavy chewing force.

Crowns can be customized to each person’s needs, which prevents the unnecessary removal of healthy tooth structure and results in a stronger and longer-lasting tooth. They’re usually necessary for teeth that require very large fillings, fractured teeth, teeth worn down due to grinding, teeth that have undergone a root canal, and misshapen or discolored teeth.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are quite common because of the following benefits: 

  • The natural root remains. Your existing tooth root remains in place when you get a crown. This maintains the natural bite strength of your tooth and preserves the jawbone and support structure for that tooth. 
  • Crowns look natural. Porcelain crowns resemble natural tooth enamel and with the natural root in place, a dental crown looks very realistic. Your crown can be customized to match the color and shape of your existing teeth as well. 
  • A crown is more affordable than a complete replacement. If it is possible to restore your tooth with a crown, you will save money by avoiding replacement, such as a bridge or dental implant. 

Are You a Good Candidate for Crowns?

An ideal candidate for a dental crown is someone with one or more teeth that have enamel damage, but the root portion is still intact. If a tooth is infected, meaning the soft pulp inside has been exposed to bacteria, a root canal may need to be done first to remove the infected tissue and fill the inside of the tooth root with composite material. If the natural crown of your tooth is decayed, chipped, or cracked, an artificial crown can be placed over it to protect what is left of the tooth. 

Why Choose Maine Dentistry?

At Maine Dentistry we provide same-day crowns to save you time. In just one appointment we can prepare your tooth, take impressions, and create and place your crown. You won’t have to return for multiple appointments or wear an uncomfortable, unattractive temporary crown as the traditional process goes. We respect your time and make the process as comfortable and efficient as possible. 


A same-day crown is a simple, painless process that has you back to smiling in no time.

In some cases, our skilled team can place a dental crown in as little as two hours. It’s an easy, stress-free repair to a broken or decaying tooth, leaving you with a stronger, healthier smile.

What are our patients saying?

“After a lifetime of problem teeth and many dental problems, it was such a relief to find this practice. Dr. Lawlor and his staff are friendly, caring, professional, and go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and special. I can't say enough good things about them. I very highly recommend Maine Dentistry.”

How it Works


Step 1

Schedule Your consultation.

Step 2

Meet Dr. Lawlor for your exam.

New You

Step 3

Your crown can be placed in as little as two hours.

Learn more about dental crowns.

How do I know if a crown is right for me?
Are same day crowns the same quality as traditional crowns?
What should I expect during the appointment?
Can porcelain crowns become stained like natural teeth?
How do I take care of my new dental crown?
Are dental crowns covered by insurance?

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Dr. Ben Lawlor, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, is a fellow with the College of Oral Implantologists and has been named one of America’s Top Dentists for three consecutive years.

Payment Options

Payment Options

We bill most dental insurances and accept credit cards or CareCredit as forms of payments. Unfortunately, we don’t accept MaineCare. Any questions? We’re here to help, just contact us.



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