Experiencing Tooth Pain But Can't Get Fillings?
A dental crown can resolve pain from tooth decay when a filling is not an option. Dental crowns are also used in conjunction with an implant when replacing a missing tooth is necessary. If you need a dentist for toothache pain near Manalapan, NJ, or you have a missing tooth that needs replaced, Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey can help.
SDNJ's Dental Caps & Crowns Experts
Voted by dentists as the preferred cosmetic and prosthodontics practice in New Jersey year after year, the dentists at Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey have the training and experience you need to enjoy a more functional and beautiful smile.
Our prosthodontic specialists will consult with you on the best solution for your oral problem. Our office is always accepting patient referrals and will work hand-in-hand with your dentist to ensure that you have the best dental solution possible.
What to Know Before Getting Dental Caps or a Crown
Made to look like your own tooth, a crown is a dental restoration used to rebuild decayed or broken teeth that are not candidates for fillings. Also known as caps, crowns encase the entire visible surface of the teeth that have been reshaped (prepared) by the dentist. The crown is held onto the tooth by strong permanent cement. A crown can protect a fractured tooth and preserve the functionality of a damaged tooth by restoring its shape and strength. A crown may also be used simply to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
There are several kinds of crowns. Stainless steel crowns are usually temporary caps that protect the tooth while the permanent porcelain crown is manufactured. They are also sometimes used for children. Porcelain-on-metal, all-metal, resin and ceramic are other materials used for permanent crowns. Porcelain, or ceramic, and resin crowns most closely resemble natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are better for front teeth and are stronger than resin crowns. Metal crowns are better suited for back teeth.
Benefits of Dental Caps & Crowns
It is never wise to ignore a missing or broken tooth. That’s because surrounding teeth shift to accommodate the open space. That will change bite, which can cause oral health problems to grow worse. A properly fitted and installed crown looks completely natural and blends with the other teeth in your mouth. As we tell patients in our Manalapan, NJ, office, dental crowns can:
- Hide badly discolored teeth
- Modify poorly shaped teeth
- Hold dental bridges in place
- Cover implants
With proper care, you’ll have your dental crown for many, many years.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
It usually takes multiple visits for the dentist to fit and install a crown. After your follow-up appointment, all that’s needed to care for your crown properly is to brush and floss regularly. You’ll also need to continue visiting your regular dentist for checkups, X-rays and cleanings. You may wish to avoid substances that can stain your crown, such as coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco.
The more you use these substances, the greater the likelihood your crown will stain. In general, porcelain dental crowns put in at our Manalapan, N.J., office look beautiful and function perfectly for a long, long time.
Ready To Take The Next Step?
Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ) provides Monmouth County dental crowns. Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey is located in Manalapan and serves the areas of Freehold, Old Bridge, Morganville, Marlboro, East Brunswick, North Brunswick and Middlesex County, New Jersey.
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Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ) provides Monmouth County dental crowns. Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey is located in Manalapan
and serves the areas of Freehold, Old Bridge, Morganville, Marlboro, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, and Middlesex County, New Jersey.