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What Are Dental Crowns Used For?

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When it comes to making your smile look beautiful, healthy as well as functional, A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park knows best. Our dental crowns dentist can help you achieve a smile that is healthier, more functional and more beautiful with one simple treatment option: dental crowns. Dental crowns are not only a restorative dentistry procedure but also a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Dental crowns have so many different uses for them, one of them might be for you. Discover what dental crowns are used for and if you could benefit from getting one from A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park.

Dental Crowns to Replace Missing Teeth

One of the things that dental crowns can be used for is replacing missing teeth. Of course, replacing your missing tooth with a dental crown will require that you get a dental implant first to secure the dental crown in place. To do this, you will first meet with Dr. Gohard at our Florham Park dentist office for an evaluation to determine if a dental implant is right for you. Once we conduct a dental exam and see if you sufficient bone mass, we will schedule your dental implant surgery. During the surgery, we will insert a titanium post in your jaw. From there, we will need to let your jaw heal before we attach the dental crown which can take several months.

Once your jaw has healed from dental implant surgery, we will re-open your jaw to attach the abutment to the implant. This is what secures the dental crown to the restoration. We will then take a digital impression of the empty spot in your mouth using our iTero machine and send your impressions to the lab so that your crown can be made. The dental crown is made of porcelain and is shaped and colored to blend seamlessly with your smile. Once it returns from the lab, we will attach it to the abutment. At last, your missing tooth is replaced with a beautiful dental crown!

Dental Crowns to Protect Teeth

Another thing that dental crowns are used for is protecting your teeth. There are a lot of different reasons your teeth might need protection. For example, if you have several large fillings in your tooth, your tooth is no longer strong because there is more composite filling than actual tooth. At this point, placing a dental crown over your tooth will help restore the strength. Your tooth might also need additional strength if you recently had a root canal treatment. Root canals usually leave your tooth with a large filling, but it’s usually better for your tooth to place a dental crown over it instead. This will protect your tooth by restoring the strength as well as protecting it from bacteria.

Teeth also need protecting if they are cracked, or chipped. These might look like cosmetic flaws but they are actually restorative issues that should be taken care of in order to prevent further damage. When we cap your tooth with a dental crown, this removes the aesthetic of your cracks or chips and protects your tooth.

Dental Crowns to Restore Broken Teeth

If you have a broken tooth, you can also have it restored with help from a dental crown. Broken teeth can happen after an accident, form chewing on something hard, or even from grinding or clenching your teeth at night. All of these problems can cause your teeth to break, wear down or become very fragile. At this point, your only option is to cap your tooth with a dental crown or have it pulled before it becomes infected. We try to help our patients keep their natural teeth as much as possible because of the many health benefits associated.

If you have a broken tooth, our dentist can take impressions of your tooth to have a dental crown made to look aesthetically pleasing and restore your tooth back to health.

Dental Crowns to Fix Cosmetic Issues

Another thing that dental crowns can be used for is cosmetic issues. You might be wondering why you would want to pay for a dental crown when you can just opt for a cheaper option like porcelain veneers, or dental bonding. There is one big reason for this: durability. A dental crown can last you for the rest of your life if you take proper care of it. Dental bonding will last you a few years at best before it needs to be redone. Lastly, porcelain veneers need to be replaced about every 10 years. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, dental crowns might be your best option!

So what cosmetic problems can dental crowns actually help with you might be wondering? Dental crowns can whiten your teeth, reshape your teeth, and make your teeth look bigger, smaller, and straighter. The options are pretty endless. A dental crown goes over your entire tooth, so it will completely cover what’s underneath it. Whatever color, shape or size you want your dental crown to be, we can make it. Our cosmetic dentist can help determine what the best looking dental crown for your smile will look like.

Visit Our Dental Crowns Dentist in Florham Park for Your Own Dental Crowns

If you are in need of a dental crown to restore your smile or help it look better aesthetically, we are here to help! Give A Healthy Smile Dentistry a call in Florham Park or head over to our contact form to schedule an appointment or ask us any questions about dental crowns you might have.

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