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Dental Crowns – East Brunswick, NJ

How We Fix Damaged Teeth

No matter how long you wait, a cracked or otherwise damaged tooth won’t heal by itself. Luckily, as long as the tooth in question is still salvageable, our team at East Brunswick Family & Implant Dentistry may be able to restore it with a dental crown. And thanks to the lifelike material used, most people won’t even be able to tell that a tooth was damaged to begin with! Are you ready to take the first steps of having a dental crown placed? Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose East Brunswick Family & Implant Dentistry for Dental Crowns?

  • Natural-Looking Porcelain Restorations
  • Modern Practice with the Latest Technology
  • Knowledgeable, Compassionate Dental Experts

What is a Dental Crown?

Illustration of a dental crown in East Brunswick, NJ

A dental crown is a type of restoration that can completely cover a tooth. You may need to have a dental crown placed for a number of different reasons, such as:

  • To restore a badly decayed or fractured tooth.
  • To protect a tooth that has become significantly weakened.
  • To restore a tooth after a root canal treatment.
  • To replace a missing tooth with a single dental implant.

At our office, we typically make crowns out of porcelain. This material can be an excellent choice for dental repairs because it can closely mimic the appearance of your natural teeth. Once the crown is in place, taking care of it should be relatively simple as long as you have good oral hygiene habits.

The Dental Crown Process

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So what steps will need to be taken in order to rebuild your smile with a dental crown? Here’s what the process will look like:

  • At your initial visit, we’ll discuss your dental needs and help you determine whether getting a dental crown is the best choice for your smile.
  • If you commit to getting a crown, we can move forward with the necessary prep work. This usually means removing a small amount of enamel to create room for a crown that doesn’t look too bulky compared to your natural teeth.
  • An impression will be taken of the prepared tooth, and you will be given a temporary crown.
  • A dental laboratory will use the impression we provided to create your final restoration.
  • Once your crown is ready, you’ll return to our office for one last appointment so that it can be placed on your tooth.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Once your dental crown has been placed, it will keep the covered tooth safe from further harm. On top of that, the crown will allow the tooth to function properly, thus improving your ability to chew your food. And if you get a porcelain crown, you will have the added advantage of a restoration that won’t draw unwanted attention. Finally, the lifespan of a dental crown can potentially be 15 years or more as long as you take the right steps to maintain it.