Dental Crowns services cliffside park, fort lee, edgewater & nearby bergen county NJ & NY
Dental crowns are used for the restoration of teeth. When placed in the mouth they will completely encapsulate a tooth. Crowns are typically used in situations where a cavity has become so large that it threatens tooth structure. A dentist will utilize a special cement to attach them to the tooth, and crowns may be comprised of a variety of different materials, most of which must be fabricated.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Not only do dental crowns enhance the look of teeth, they also make them stronger. Patients prefer crowns in situations where they want an improved smile but where partial coverage (or veneer) is not useful. Some patients also have occlusions that do not allow for restoration, or their teeth have deteriorated to the point where a porcelain veneer is not useful because the durability of the tooth cannot be guaranteed.
Dental Crowns | FAQ
What type of materials can I use for a dental crown?
Patients have many options to choose from when it comes to materials for dental crowns. Some of the most popular choices include gold, porcelain, amalgam and various ceramics. Gold is the longest lasting material and causes less tooth reduction than other materials.
What are the pros and cons of dental crowns?
The greatest benefit of a dental crown is its durability and longevity. However, this comes at the cost of a greater loss of the original tooth structure, which can never be replaced, as well as a high cost compared to other dental operations.
How often do I need to replace my dental crowns?
While no dental crown lasts forever, some last much longer than others. The lifespan of your crown is dependent on a range of factors, including the material used to design it and the oral hygiene of the patient. The average dental crown lasts roughly ten years, but patients that choose to use dental crowns made with gold will find that they can last as long as 50 years or more.
About the Procedure
The standard procedure used by dentists to crown a tooth will make use of a dental impression. Before this can be done the tooth must be prepared. The crown itself will usually be fabricated inside a lab. Once the crown has been created the patient must then return to the dentist office where it can be implanted. This procedure for tooth restoration is preferred by many dentists because it allows the utilization of tough materials such as metal or porcelain. The expansion properties are also similar, along with the costs. Advances in dental technology are allowing for the usage of computers in the crown creation process.
Achieve the Best Results with Real Smile Dental!
Real Smile Dental offers a wide selection of dental crown services. Our procedures are versatile, meaning they can be customized to fit the needs of each individual patient. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, so we can discuss the type of dental crown you need, as well as the procedures used in their fabrication and implantation.