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 Scott L

My old dentist of over 30 years had recently sold his practice and I was not satisfied with the new owner. After some research, referrals from friends and a visit I decided to move to DiNinno Family Dental. Their location and days open are ideal for me. They come from Fitchburg and had a good opinion of the dentist that I had gone to for years. This all added up to a win for me. Then the true test. I decided to get a crown done that I had been putting off for years. I couldn't have asked for more (other than not needing one to begin with). The work was as painless as possible and the tooth seems just like my natural tooth. The billing and insurance work were also as painless as possible. All in all, I am very happy with my move to DiNinno Family Dental.

- Scott L

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Patient Review By Tom K

As a new patient, I was impressed with the initial assessment which was thorough and utilized state of the art technology. The subsequent consultation resulted in my confidence in the proposed treatment plan. My first appointment was a comfortable and efficient dental experience. The entire staff demonstrated professionalism and concern for my care. I am sure that my relationship with this dental practice will be positive for years to come.

- Tom K

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Patient Review By Emily A

I honestly can't say enough about everyone at DiNinno Family Dental. From the staff at the front desk, the insurance aspect of getting dental work done and to the dental staff they have been professional, kind and incredibly understanding of my dental needs. I came to see Dr. Nicholas 2 years ago with an emergency procedure that needed to be done. The front desk was kind and gentle answering all of my frantic questions and booking me an appointment immediately. Dr. Nicholas has been nothing but understanding and incredibly knowledgeable about my care and with my permission worked out a plan to get me the care needed by his staff. Having lived in Boston for several years and having dental work done with specialists, I have never been cared for and felt like there was hope with my teeth like I have with Dr. Nicholas. The office is clean, up to date and I feel like family whenever I am in there to get my teeth cleaned by Amy or dental work with Dr. Nicholas. Recently my daughter who is 3 has started to get her teeth cleaned there with Amy. They understood how nervous she was as it was her first time and they were so gentle and calm with her she feels safe going back in 6 months. I will never be able to thank them for being so wonderful and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for dental care or who needs to change dentists.

- Emily A

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Patient Review By Kyle M

Ok, I was terrified to go to the dentist as a kid. The doctor would stab me with a 12 foot needle and start boring into my face with a huge oil rig drill. SMOKE !! There was smoke coming from my mouth. I was not even numb half the time. I am sure he was a good doctor, but as a kid, that terror stayed with me most of my adult life. I would get cold sweats knowing I had to go see the dentist even for a check-up and cleaning. Even in the military, most of the doctors were very good, but I could never relax enough and just get through the procedures. I was basically TOASTED for the rest of the day. Then, I met Dr. Nick, I was impressed with his ability to read my nervousness and anxiety. I told him I was not real good with the dentist stuff. I was really put at ease talking to Nick, after telling him my history with dental care he explained what we needed to do after a very easy exam. We set up a plan, it was all very easy and relaxed. After my visit I was suprisingly at ease. Now I know why my daughter was always excited to go see Dr. Nick. For over 20 years now, I am able to go through all the procedures, I am at ease with these guys. Both of the DiNinno doctors and staff are awesome. Sure, I still can get a bit stressed, but the whole office will put a person at ease and make it ok. I tell my friends and work partners that my dentist's idea of NUMB is you can't feel your ankles. Can't beat that !! SO, if you had the same type situation when you were younger or even now, call these guys. Go in and talk to them, especially if you have children!! You will see why I trust these doctors with all my dental care. The whole office is great !! You OWE it to yourself and family to go see the DiNinno Crew.

- Kyle M

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Patient Review By Jean R

When Dr. DiNinno Jr. opened his practice in Fitchburg over 30 yrs. ago, I had the good fortune of becoming one his first patients. I remember the stenciled glass door window of that first office on Main St. and love seeing it in the state of the art center he has built on South St. I have always been more than satisfied with the care that I have received from all the very qualified staff at DiNinno Family Dental. Such a fitting name, as I feel I am more than just a patient; I am one of the family. I am so happy that Nicholas III is continuing in the family tradition. Continuity of care has always been very important to me. I am very grateful to have found such a caring, accomplished and dedicated dentist. These qualities are found in all who work at DiNinno Family Dental. Thank you ALL.

- Jean R

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Patient Review By Donna M

I have been coming to Dininno Family Dental for over 25 years now. When I first saw Dr. Nick Jr. I was petrified since I had an awful experience with my last dentist. He took such special care of me and it has been an "I LOVE MY DENTIST" relationship every since!! Dr. Nick Jr. did my braces on my 40th birthday along with crowns and fillings to keep my teeth in tip top shape. I had my first appointment with Dr. Nick III today and he was totally amazing. I am retiring soon and planning to move to Nevada ...guess I will have to make a yearly flight back so I can have my dental appointment with the ONLY people I want hanging around my mouth! I cannot imagine going to any other dental office when I have the best care on the planet with Drs. Nick Jr., Nick III and their loyal staff. I LOVE YOU ALL and THANK YOU!!!

- Donna M

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Patient Review By Jayne P

I have been going to DiNinno Family Dental for several years now. They have always made me comfortable and helped me decide what was the best course of action for my dental work. I see Dr. Nicholas and he is very professional and talented. If you are nervous about going to the dentist this is the right place to go! They are gentle and kind...

- Jayne P

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Patient Review By julie F

I have found my dental home. I am not only a patient but part of the DiNinno Family Dental Team. I can honestly say that as I have worked in a few dental practices and feel most comfortable here. The working environment is pleasant and my co-workers well I cannot say enough of how each of them individually contribute special care for each patient they treat. We have had some of the same staff members for 25 years which I certainly think says a lot about a practice. I have to add I recently had a dental procedure completed and as always I am a bit apprehensive in the chair. However I am at ease as Dr. DiNinno and our dental assistants are so confident and relaxed. Most importantly procedures have always been pain free. If your needing dental cleaning our hygienists are professional, courteous, gentle and kind. We hope you are greeted at the door with a warm welcome by the front desk team as well. I wanted to express my thoughts as I certainly hope our patients feel the same way I do about the staff. Julie F

- julie F

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Patient Review By Patricia K

It is with great confidence that I recommend the DiNinno Family Dental practice. Without exception, each staff member demonstrates excellence in the delivery of their services, as well as, a genuine concern for my comfort. I am always confident that the treatment plan that is developed for me is optimal to my dental health and executed with utmost skill. Trish K.

- Patricia K

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