Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
posted: Nov. 24, 2020.
A damaged tooth ruins your smile appearance and oral health. Decay, numerous fillings, a large crack from a fall--these circumstances change the future of your teeth. At Central Jersey Dental Arts, your dentists, Dr. Nainesh Desai, Dr. Rahee Shah, and Dr. Warren Lorch, turn these negatives to positives with beautiful porcelain crowns, designed and placed right in their Piscataway, NJ office.
What is a porcelain crown?
A dental crown mimics the authentic size, bite, and shape of your damaged tooth. Fashioned from high-grade porcelain, this popular restoration reinforces remaining enamel above your gum line, allowing you to eat, speak and smile comfortably as you once did.
Crowns can cap off teeth restored by root canal therapy. Plus, they are the final step in single-tooth dental implant placement and may be used to attach bridgework to adjacent natural teeth.
Is a porcelain crown treatment right for you?
Only X-rays and a careful exam at Central Jersey Dental Arts in Piscataway, NJ can tell you for certain. If you can receive a crown, your dentist will reduce your damaged tooth in size and shape so the porcelain crown fits and bites accurately.
Oral impressions and detailed instructions tell the dental lab how to fabricate your crown, including how to color it so it matches the rest of your smile. You may wear a transitional crown while your new one is fabricated.
When the crown is ready, you'll return to the office where Dr. Shah, Dr. Desai, and Dr. Lorch removes the temporary restoration and uses a light-sensitive resin adhesive to bond the permanent crown over your tooth. With some minor adjustments, your crown is ready for you to use.
News-Medical relates high procedural success and patient satisfaction with dental crown placement. The restorations last upwards of 10 years, and care is easy. Just brush your teeth twice a day as usual, and floss around your crown to avoid damaging plaque and tartar. Additionally, see your dentist semi-annually for a refreshing cleaning and check-up.
Ready to renew that tooth?
Contact your dentist at Central Jersey Dental Arts in Piscataway, NJ office at (732) 981-1040.