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Dental Crowns Edgewater

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Do you have a badly damaged tooth that you think might be beyond repair? You might have to think again. Dental crowns, often called “caps,” are capable of repairing teeth that you might think are beyond hope. Decayed, worn, damaged, or discolored teeth can be made not just healthy, but beautiful again with dental crowns.

Want to learn whether your tooth can be saved using a dental crown in Edgewater, NJ? Please call (201) 943-6644 today for an appointment with a restorative dentist at Advanced Dentistry of Edgewater.

What Dental Crowns Can Do

Dental crowns are a versatile restorative procedure. Dental crowns slip completely over the visible part of the tooth. They give it a completely new visible surface. That makes them a great option for both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. We use a dental crown to:

  • Restore a tooth that is cracked or worn
  • Repair a tooth that is damaged by decay
  • Provide support for a weakened tooth
  • Secure a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Beautify an unattractive tooth

When a tooth is so damaged that it’s in danger of failing, a dental crown is the perfect option for saving it. The crown gives strength and protection to the tooth within. This is especially important after root canal therapy to make sure the tooth doesn’t get infected again. A crown can also provide a firm anchor for a dental bridge or give the final touch to a dental implant.

Best of all, because the crown gives your teeth a completely new exterior, we can use it to make your damaged or discolored tooth attractive again. It even works on teeth that don’t respond to teeth whitening.

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The Dental Crown Process

A dental crown is a custom restoration that takes two visits to our Edgewater, NJ dental office. During the first visit, we will prepare your tooth to receive the crown. This means removing tooth material to make room for the crown. We use local anesthesia during the process, so you shouldn’t feel discomfort, but some people still feel anxiety about the process. If so, we offer sedation dentistry and NuCalm to help you feel more comfortable.

We will then take an impression of your prepared tooth and send this impression to the dental lab. We work exclusively with Aurum and DaVinci labs to make sure you get quality restorations made in the USA. They make highly accurate restorations that fit precisely with the prepared tooth and your other teeth. We recommend all-ceramic dental crowns because these modern restorations are both attractive and highly durable.

The dental crown can take up to two weeks to be ready (quality takes time), so we’ll fit you with a temporary crown while you wait. The temporary crown looks good and protects your tooth, it just isn’t as durable or attractive as the final crown.

When your new crown is ready, you will return to our office for final fitting. We’ll remove the temporary crown, make sure your tooth is still healthy, and put the permanent crown in place. We’ll check the fit and appearance, then bond the crown in place.

If you live in or around Edgewater, NJ and would like to learn if dental crowns are right for you, please call (201) 943-6644 or email the friendly staff at Advanced Dentistry of Edgewater to schedule an initial consultation with one of our restorative dentists today.