Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
By Transcendental, LLC
August 16, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns for Clifton, NJ, residents from your dentist, Dr. Toan Bui of Transcendental, LLC can restore the strength and beauty of your damaged teeth. Dental crowns save you from possible tooth extraction and cover-up unappealing tooth defects.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that your dentist can bond permanently over your damaged tooth. Think of them as prostheses for teeth. Dental crowns cover the part of your teeth above your gums. Types of dental crowns depending on the material include:

  • Metal
  • Composite resin
  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Zirconia

Why Get Dental Crowns?

If you've got extensive tooth damage from trauma or disease, a dental crown might be the only way to save your tooth and prevent tooth extraction. If you've got cracked, broken, or worn-out teeth, your dentist might recommend dental crowns to prevent further tooth damage.

Getting dental crowns can be part of your dental restoration after a root canal treatment. A root canal treatment leaves your tooth hollow and vulnerable and a dental crown can strengthen it for use. Dental crowns can help with tooth replacement as part of a dental bridge or dental implant. Your dentist might also recommend getting dental crowns to cover up other dental defects such as tooth discolorations and crooked teeth.

Getting Dental Crowns in Clifton, NJ

Once you get dental crowns, you can't go back. It's a permanent procedure, that's why a consultation with your dentist to determine if you truly need it is an essential first step. Once your dentist okays the procedure, he'll numb the target area with an anesthetic. Next, your dentist will prepare your tooth. This involves removing some enamel on your tooth so that it fits into the dental crown.

Your dentist will take an impression of your tooth to make your custom dental crowns. While your dental crowns are being made, a temporary crown protects your tooth. When your permanent dental crowns are ready, your dentist will take off your temporary crowns and bond the permanent dental crowns to your prepared teeth. He might need to make some adjustments to get your bite right.

If you think your teeth might benefit from dental crowns in Clifton, NJ, call (973) 458-9899 to schedule a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Bui of Transcendental, LLC.