Restore Decayed or Worn Down Teeth with Dental Crowns
Teeth require dental crowns due to cracks, old damaged fillings, or bite problems. A dental crown is a protective porcelain shell or “cap” that fits over an original tooth or replacement post to restore function and aesthetic appeal.
Dental Crown Procedure at Squan Family Dentistry
First, our dentist will gently anesthetize the affected tooth and surrounding gums. We will then prepare the tooth for the crown and make a mold of it. The permanent crown to be fitted on the tooth is made at a laboratory, and usually takes from two to four weeks to complete. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary crown, until the permanent dental crown arrives at our office and can be carefully cemented into place.
Dental crowns are also often used in conjunction with other dental procedures such as dental bridges, dental implants, and smile makeovers.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More About Dental Crowns
If you live in the Manasquan area, have worn-down or cracked teeth, and would like to explore the benefits of dental crowns, contact our dentists in Manasquan today.