Dental Crowns

DiNinno Family Dental – Fitchburg MA

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a dental crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the dental crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems


Providing Quality Family Dental Care since 1978. Call us with any questions or to make an appointment.
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Our office hours are Monday 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Tueday through Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM.


What are the capabilities of dental crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing dental crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and dental bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, dental crowns can prevent breakage.

Dental Crown Cases

Here is an example of a tooth with a large, failing amalgam restoration and a tooth that has had root canal therapy. Dental crowns are indicated for both teeth to prevent fracture and possible tooth loss.

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The finished all porcelain dental crowns, completed in our office.

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Read Our Patient Reviews on Dental Crowns Procedure

DiNinno Family Dental

5 out of 5 stars based on 32 Crowns reviews.

Patient Review By Steven B

I have been a patient with DiNinno Family Dental for several years now. The care I have received has been exceptional. The Staff has great balance of professionalism and humor from the doctors to front desk staff. My first visit was to replace an old crown. The new crown's fit and color match was an amazing improvement. At this point I need to really think about which tooth it is on. The Hygienists are a compliment to the business with their thoroughness and guidance on home care. Knowing my curious nature and interest in detail work the staff has gone above and beyond in accommodating me. Providing a hand held mirror to watch the entire crown replacement procedure and discussing every detail of the crown making process. Very happy patient!

- Steven B

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Patient Review By Donna I

I went home and told my Family when Dr Gemme retires I am coming there. Everyone, was wonderful. The Doctor and Staff knew that I am nervous Nelly and put me at ease. To be honest I can't thank you enough for seeing me right away and being so helpful. Thank you so much, see you in a month.

- Donna I

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Patient Review By Carol A

From my very first visit, everyone at DiNinno Family Dental treated me like family. I was warmly greeted with genuine felicity. I love my hygienist, Amy. She is extremely adept and efficient with my cleaning and always happy to see me. I have been treated by both Dr. DiNinno (father and son) to have my forty-year old dental work rejuvenated. The doctors utilize the latest technology and comfort procedures. This, in addition to their gentle touch and skilled hands make for a most pleasant experience. With current evidence of the importance of good dental hygiene to overall good physical health, it behoves everyone to make sure oral health is given the consideration it deserves; and with the DiNinno Family expertise and neighborly reception, I feel that there is no better dental office to consider.

- Carol A

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Patient Review By Betsy P

I have gone to Dininno Family Dental for many years and always have had exceptional service. I have recommended you many times to everyone I know. I want people to have the same great experience that I have had through out the years. All the staff and Doctors are great to deal with.

- Betsy P

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Patient Review By Alyssa & Jason B

This was the best experience I've had with a dentist's office. My husband had an injury at work and I was able to bring him there that day! Everyone was pleasant and willing to help us with the situation. Each staff member had a smile on their face and made sure the appointment went smoothly. The woman who does billing sat down with us and explained the insurance and gave us an estimate. The Dental Assistant made sure my husband was comfortable and the Dentist was great! He made sure my husband was satisfied with the treatment plan and made sure he could come back the next day to get his teeth fixed. Not to mention the office was spotless and kid friendly! We will be going back to this office. Thank you so much!

- Alyssa & Jason B

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Patient Review By LORI DAVIS

Thank you Dininno Family Dental for giving me back my smile 🙂


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Patient Review By Nannette B

I was seeing another dentist in the area and had chipped a tooth while at work. My previous dentist never called me back and 3 hours after the fact was willing to squeeze me in after the weekend. A friend told me to contact DiNinno Dental to see if I could be seen sooner. They not only answered the phone during their lunch break but squeezed me in that day. The staff is warm, friendly, and professional. I am proud to say they got a "two for one deal" with me as my spouse and I are now new patients of DiNinno Dental.

- Nannette B

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Patient Review By Kris B

I have been with Dr Nick since I was a teenager. I can not say enough about the outstanding treatment I have recieved over the years. From taking me in on an emergency call on a Saturday, to making me feel overall relaxed in the dental chair, I have always been at ease. The transition to Dr. Nicholas was smooth, and is equally satisfying. The DiNinno family has always treated me like their own family. The staff loyalty that they have is a testament to the big family that is DiNinno dental. I am happy to be part of that family!

- Kris B

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Patient Review By Mike C

Our family has 35+ years of exceptional treatment from the TEAM at DiNinno Family Dentistry. They have continually exceeded expectations and their progressive journey from Main St-Oliver St-South St speaks volumes to their success in capturing new patients while retaining patients due to their exceptional treatment and care of many such as our family. The passing of the torch from Dr Nick Jr to Dr Nick III is a dream that they should be extremely proud of BUT they accomplished that via hard work and genuine care for their patients. They will be accorded "5 STAR" ratings from each and every member of our family without exception...We applaud your success and wish you the very best as you continue to grow in your "state-of-the-art" facility serving patients throughout the area!

- Mike C

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Patient Review By Lori J

Dr. Nick has been my Dentist for 38 years. Our family had terrible experiences with a different Dentist for years before that and one of my Brothers decided he wasn't going back to the other Dentist and he was going to find us a new Dentist. He looked in the Yellow Pages (yes I'm old) and happened to pick Dr. Nick. Boy were we lucky! Dr. Nick is the most gentle, kind human being I have met. Well until Dr. Nicholas his son. I have to admit I was nervous seeing Dr. Nicholas because I was so used to Dr. Nick but he is amazing as well and just like his Dad. I also can not leave out Tina, she is the heart of the practice and we love her. I would not go anywhere else!!

- Lori J

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