Cracking, root canals, lost fillings and other trauma can permanently damage a tooth’s structure. When the surface of the tooth is a problem but the root is healthy, covering the tooth with a dental crown may be the answer. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth and are excellent alternatives to veneers and dentures. Natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing, dental crowns are excellent for replacing individual missing teeth or severely injured teeth while at the same time adding strength and stability to the teeth.
The Cosmetic & Wellness Center of New Jersey offers dental crowns that are designed to match the color and texture of your existing teeth. By working directly with a dental lab we are able to provide our patients with the most natural-looking and aesthetically attractive crowns in the New Jersey and New York areas. Unlike other dental offices that leave it up to the lab to create their restorations, we tell the lab exactly what we want our dental crowns to look like in order to achieve the most natural restorations possible that are blended in with the existing teeth of the patient.
Dental crowns involve intricate preparation of the damaged tooth before the restoration can take place. Because dental crowns are used to restore cracked teeth or teeth that have had undergone root canals, they need to fit appropriately to perform and function as the natural teeth would. The tooth that will be receiving the dental crown will be first reduced to make room for the dental crown. The tooth structure that is removed will depend on how much healthy tooth structure remains. Your New Jersey dental crown dentists will only remove as much healthy tooth structure as required to provide the patient with a healthy, stable restoration. After your tooth has been prepared for the crown your tooth will be numbed and the new crown will be painlessly cemented into place.
Patients need to care for their dental crown the same way that they care for their natural teeth—with regular brushing and flossing and preventative dental check-ups to avoid the accumulation of plaque. Dental crowns can last up to 15 years depending on the dental hygiene habits of the patient and the wear and tear that it is exposed to.
Contact the dental crown experts in New York and New Jersey at the New Jersey Center of Cosmetic Dentistry today for more information on how dental crowns can improve your smile!