If your tooth is chipped, decayed, cracked, or uneven, a tooth-colored crown can restore it and protect it from future damage. Paul Lustiger, DDS, Alexander Hahn, DMD, and the experienced team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City offer dental crowns and other tooth restoration procedures to give you the beautiful, aesthetically pleasing smile you deserve. Call the Jersey City, New Jersey, office to learn more about crowns or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental crowns are like caps for your teeth, encasing your entire tooth’s surface to restore its original shape and function. Crowns protect your teeth, make them look aesthetically pleasing, and keep teeth strong. Crowns are useful for restoring teeth that have:
Crowns are used as replacement teeth if you have dental implants or require a bridge to fill in gaps caused by missing teeth.
Porcelain, tooth-colored crowns are popular because they are custom-made to look and function like your natural teeth.
These crowns are highly durable and can last many years. They are custom-made to closely match surrounding natural teeth, and restore your smile to what it once was.
Receiving a dental crown is usually a two-step procedure. During your first appointment, your dentist examines your teeth and takes X-rays.
While your tooth is numb, your dental team files it down and removes decay to prepare it for crown placement. If part of your tooth is missing, they use a filling material to reshape the tooth to a more natural appearance.
Your provider takes impressions or a digital scan of your teeth and sends the information to a dental lab, which fabricates your new custom crown. You get a temporary crown to wear until the permanent one is made.
After about 2-3 weeks when your new crown is ready, you’ll schedule another appointment with Dental Professionals of Jersey City.
During crown placement, your dentist removes the temporary crown, cleans your tooth, and makes sure the new crown fits properly. They use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth if necessary, and permanently cement the crown in place.
After receiving a new crown, follow your aftercare instructions and attend routine professional cleanings and exams as recommended by your dentist.
Care for the crown by brushing and flossing regularly and not chewing on hard objects. Call your dentist right away if the crown becomes damaged or loose.
Don’t let a decayed or damaged tooth look unsightly and become infected. Call Dental Professionals of Jersey City at the first sign of tooth pain or schedule an appointment online today.