Dental crowns are a very common procedure and a simple solution to restore damaged teeth. The procedure involves the placement of a cap over the top of a tooth to cover it. This restores the tooth to its original shape and size while improving its appearance at the same time, and also strengthens it.
The crown is cemented into place and covers the entire portion of the tooth which emerges below the gum line. There’s a range of different kinds of crowns that can be chosen per need. These include crowns made from stainless steel, metals like gold, porcelain, resin or ceramic.
Temporary crowns can be made right in our office whereas, permanent crowns are made at a dental laboratory. Usually, we make temporary crowns out of an acrylic-base or stainless steel to restore the tooth for the time being until the permanent crown is made in the lab.
Unsure if you need to get a crown as well? It’s always better to consult your dentist before you make that decision as they will be able to guide you better.
Here are some reasons that you may need to get a crown.
1. Your tooth is discolored or misshapen
Dental crowns are ideal cosmetic solutions to improving the appearance of teeth. They restore the appearance of teeth and let you smile freely. You don’t have to worry about that one tooth sticking out and looking odd among the rest.
2. Your tooth has a large filling
Often a filling in a large cavity can weaken the structure of the tooth. This happens when the filling is at least half the width of the tooth. In this scenario, a crown can help support the tooth and prevent further damage.
3. Your tooth is cracked
In the past, the only solution to damaged teeth was extraction. But thanks to cosmetic dentistry, a crown can be placed over a cracked tooth to stabilize it and even significantly reduce pain from chewing.
4. Your teeth are worn out
It’s quite common for teeth to be worn out, especially if you tend to grind your teeth in your sleep, or enjoy eating a lot of acidic food. People who suffer from gastrointestinal acid reflux can also wear their teeth down.
Worn out teeth tend to get shorter, and can become more sensitive or yellow in appearance. Dental crowns NJ can help to make sure you can bite properly.
If you face any of these dental problems and need the right solutions, you can reach out to us at Rapha Dental. Our experienced dentists provide a range of cosmetic dentistry NJ solutions. To book an appointment, call now at (856) 829-8668.