Dental Crowns – Ramsey, NJ

Lasting Repairs for Your Damaged Teeth

Even if you act carefully, strong teeth can still get damaged. They may suffer tooth decay, develop a chip or crack from an accident, and so on. The bright side is that dentistry can repair this harm. At AV Dental Associates of Ramsey, our team offers strong and beautiful dental crowns. These small and special caps will restore and enhance your teeth. Our office can even tell you more about them. So, please keep reading or schedule a visit for details.

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What is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is a covering or “cap” for a damaged tooth, designed to fit snugly and cover up the harmed area. It’s meant to work as a shield that restores your tooth’s function and looks. For that reason, crowns are often made from porcelain, zirconia, and E-max.

Due to the above, the best candidates for dental crowns have one (or more) of the following:

  • A Tooth Damaged by a Metallic Filling
  • Unfillable Cavities
  • A Cracked or Broken Tooth
  • Teeth Worn Down By Bruxism
  • A Tooth That Received Root Canal Therapy

Of course, seeing Dr. Vahid is the best way to confirm your candidacy. They can perform an oral exam and assess your tooth (or teeth). From there, they’ll determine if dental crown treatment would help.

The Dental Crown Process

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It usually takes two dental visits (at least) to get dental crowns. Those sessions consist of three major steps: consultation, prep work, and final placement.

The first step of our crown process is a consultation with Dr. Vahid. For this talk, you’ll explain your smile goals, oral health needs, and medical history. Dr. Vahid will then use these details (along with an oral exam) to settle on a suitable treatment plan. For example, the discussion may show that you need preventive work before you can get a dental crown.

With Dr. Vahid’s approval, we’ll prep your tooth for its crown right after the consultation. This work removes bits of enamel so that the prosthetic lays flush with adjacent teeth. Once it's done, Dr. Vahid will take a dental impression that’s used to make the final crown. This crafting phase takes a few weeks, so you’ll wear a temporary restoration in the meantime.

You’ll attend the second visit when your final restoration is ready. At that time, we’ll place your crown precisely and ensure it fits well. We’ll then explain how best to care for it.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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If a damaged tooth goes unprotected, it’ll cause severe oral problems. However, a dental crown prevents such issues due to its benefits. These upsides are:

  • Tooth Protection – Due to their high durability, dental crowns protect teeth from further damage and decay. That means you can avoid needing root canals or tooth extractions later.
  • A Gorgeous Grin – Our office uses tooth-colored materials for its dental crowns. Given that fact, your treatment results will blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Versatility – A dental crown covers the whole top portion of a tooth so that it can fix many oral problems. These range from cavities and chips to large breaks and fractures.
  • Enduring Results – A dental crown can last over 15 years with proper care. With that said, make sure to brush, floss, and rinse daily!