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Dental Crowns

Physical trauma or decay can weaken a tooth, making chewing and speaking clearly difficult or even painful.

The dentists at Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC, in Coventry and Vernon, CT, can restore a damaged tooth with a life-like dental crown.

Our caring, expert dentists work with trusted labs to deliver custom, hand-finished crowns. Request your crown consultation today.

Vernon Raves About Our Dentistry


Stephanie Summers

Vernon, CT


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Dr. Whidden, aided by the accomplished Norma Jean, made my crown prep today pain-free and entertaining. For a crown or cavity, you would normally be clenching your teeth, if your mouth weren't wide open, right? But I feel, well, relaxed. Whidden is confident, deft and personable. When you trust your dentist and his staff like this, none of it is scary.

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Abbey Torres

Vernon, CT


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Thank you for making my first experience so enjoyable! I usually have so much anxiety going to a dental office that I avoid it completely but Dr Whidden made me feel so comfortable, a thing I never thought was possible!!! Everyone should go there! Thank you again!

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Why Choose Our Dentists for a Crown?

Reasons to choose our dentists for your family's dental care include:

Experienced Dentists

Our team of compassionate dentists has provided world-class care for over 30 years. We will take the time to discuss all of your treatment options and answer any questions you may have so that you can make an informed decision about your individual treatment.

Convenient Care

We offer complimentary consultations and convenient appointment times. This allows you to schedule a visit at a time that best fits you and your family's busy schedule at one of our two convenient and spacious dentistry offices in Coventry and Vernon, CT.

Comprehensive Treatments

To help you and your family achieve beautifully healthy smiles, we provide comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry treatments for patients of all ages. This allows you to receive the dental care you need from our welcoming dental offices.

Ready to Improve Your Oral Health? Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have a painful tooth in need of attention, the dentists at Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC, with offices in Coventry and Vernon, CT, can restore and protect your smile with a natural-looking dental crown. When you visit our dental practice, our team will develop a tailored treatment plan to improve your oral health so that you can enjoy the benefits of better oral function and an attractive smile.

If you suspect your painful tooth is going to need more than a filling to fix, our compassionate team of dental professionals can restore and protect your smile with a durable porcelain, e. max, or zirconia crown.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at either our Coventry or Vernon location, you can contact us online or call us at:

(860) 875-2881

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"My teeth look incredible!"

"My doctor truly understood my expectations. He listened to my concerns and helped me to reach my goals. My teeth look incredible! His insight into cosmetics, his caring nature, and his attention to detail, really set him apart from the rest. He has been a long awaited relief from my past dental experiences. This office really knows how to make a patient happy!" John from Tolland, CT

We Offer Financing To Make Care More Affordable

To help patients in Coventry and Vernon receive the care they need when they need it, we offer flexible financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit is a third-party financing company that specializes in dental and medical expenses and provides payment plans for up to 60 months to patients who qualify. This allows patients to receive treatment for a weakened tooth with a dental crown while managing their out-of-pocket expenses.

Our friendly office staff will be glad to answer any questions you have during your next visit to one of our two convenient dental offices.

Our Digital Impressions Offer Many Benefits


Traditional dental impressions are goopy, gag-inducing, and inefficient. We use digital impressions to enhance both patient comfort and the accuracy of our dentistry. 

Dental Crown Treatment Timeline

To provide you with a restoration that best meets your individual needs and goals, our dentists offer traditional dental crowns hand-crafted in the USA from porcelain, IPS e.max, and zirconia. While every case is different, generally, placing a dental crown includes:
Treatment from start to finish takes about four weeks.
Treatment from start to finish takes about four weeks.

Initial Examination

One of our gentle dentists will conduct an exam to determine if a dental crown is the best treatment option to improve your oral health. We will discuss the advantages of each respective material we offer so that you can make an educated decision before moving forward with your new dental crown.

Tooth Preparation

After removing the damaged or decayed portions of the affected tooth, your dentist will reshape and resize the remaining tissue to create a base for a temporary crown and your new restoration.


We will take impressions of your teeth to forward to our dental laboratory. This allows a skilled lab technician to craft a dental crown that fits perfectly in your smile. Following impressions, your dentist will place a porcelain temporary crown over the prepared tooth to protect it while your new restoration is being made.


It takes a few weeks for an expert ceramicist to carefully handcraft your new dental crown. During fabrication, the ceramicist will apply hand-finishing details to your restoration to ensure it fits perfectly with your surrounding teeth.

Permanent Crown Placement

Once we receive your permanent crown, your dentist will remove your temporary crown before test fitting your new restoration. Any adjustments to your permanent crown will be made to ensure a seamless fit and optimal function. Once you and your dentist are happy with the fit of your new crown, it will be secured in place with dental cement.

Final Restoration

There is no downtime following the final placement of your new crown. You may experience sensitivity in the area, but this typically resolves itself in a few days.

Find Out How We Can Help

All this information can be exciting – and confusing. Talk to our team so we can help you learn all about temporary crowns, permanent implants, and everything in between.

More 5-Star Reviews From Vernon


Andrea Marshall

Coventry, CT


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Very welcoming staff, and great about explaining every step throughout all procedures! Comfort is a priority!

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Jim Richardson

Vernon, CT


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I’m very happy with my experience at Dr. Whitten. Terese is a fantastic hygienist, very knowledgeable and gentle. I can’t speak highly enough about my treatment.

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Two Common Crowns Questions And Their All-Important Answers

How Long Will My Crown Last?

A crown typically lasts for approximately 15 years, making it one of the best dental investments you can make. Crowns paired with dental implants have a slightly longer lifespan, and the implant itself will last a lifetime. If you're receiving crowns as part of a dental bridge, it's important to know that bridges last around 10 years with good care.

Why Not Just Pull the Tooth?

Some patients mistakenly believe pulling a severely damaged or decayed tooth is smarter than saving it. This is not usually the case. An extraction can lead to more dental issues later on, such as jawbone weakening that endangers even more teeth. Furthermore, while our restorations are incredibly durable, nothing can completely mimic a natural tooth. 

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Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC

Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC, has been helping patients achieve healthy, stunning smiles for over 30 years. Our dentists have trained at The Kois Center and are members of prestigious dentistry organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

If you are ready to restore your smile and achieve peak dental wellness, call us at (860) 875-2881 or request your appointment online.

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