Dental crowns are caps cemented over your natural teeth to improve appearance, size, shape and strength. Dental crowns are typically used on teeth that have just had a root canal, or experience significant damage. They can prevent your tooth from decaying which will eventually lead to extraction. At Dr. Preziosi’s dentist office in Clark, New Jersey, we offer the best care for our patients in need of dental crowns.
Why Get Dental Crowns?
Crowns are ideal for patients whose teeth have suffered significant damage or need protection from a large filling. They offer your tooth protection from decay and harm while giving it strength. In addition, not only is it a restorative procedure, but also cosmetic. It can drastically improve the appearance of your smile if it’s needed in the front of your mouth.
These are a few of the situations that would require you to need a dental crown:
•Replacing large metal fillings
•To cover the tooth following a root canal
•To protect the tooth from severe damage
•To place on top of a dental implant
•Chipped or broken teeth
If you are replacing an old crown, whether metal or porcelain, it will need to be removed prior to the placement of the new crown. During your first visit, Dr. Preziosi will take impressions of your tooth after removing the old crown, if applicable. Next, he will send your tooth impressions off to the lab for your crown to be created. In the meantime, you will have a temporary crown in place. During your second visit, he will cement your new crown to your tooth and leave you with a fully functional tooth.
After your crown is in place, it will look and function completely naturally, as well as protect your proper bite alignment. Dental crowns can prevent you from having future problems with that tooth just as long as you maintain good dental hygiene and visit the dentist regularly. Keeping your bite aligned is important for preventing problems like TMD and uneven wearing of your teeth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are extremely durable and can last up to fifteen years! They cannot decay or require any special care. You should still floss your teeth daily and also brush at least twice daily to ensure that your gums and surrounding teeth stay healthy. The only way you can harm your crown is by grinding your teeth or experiencing physical damage to your crown. If you already experience teeth grinding or hard clenching, talk to Dr. Preziosi about getting you a mouth guard. Your dental crown will leave you with a natural looking smiling that will last! It won’t slip or slide like dentures, or will it affect your speech like a dental bridge or dentures can. You also won’t experience bone loss like you would with dentures or dental bridges.
If you are in need of a dental crown in Clark, New Jersey, contact us today at (908) 654-7100 to make an appointment with Dr. Preziosi. Do not let your damaged tooth go, protect it now with a dental crown to ensure it stays healthy.
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