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Dental Crown
Manalapan, NJ

Close up 3D rendering of a dental crown being placed on a shaved down tooth at Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD in Manalapan, NJAt Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD, we offer some restorative treatments designed to prevent you from losing a tooth. When patients have a tooth that is damaged or filled with advanced decay and are not confident in their smile, they most likely can benefit from a dental crown to correct their smile. Although there are several different types, normal or traditional dental crowns are the most common. Individuals whose teeth are too damaged for a filling, but may not need a dental implant could use a dental crown to make their smile whole again. Our team at Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD provides many great options, including dental crowns. If you feel you need one, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule your appointment today.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns, which are also called teeth crowns, are a tooth-shaped cap that is built specifically to be placed on your tooth. It essentially covers and protects the damaged sections of your tooth. A dental crown brings out the natural shape of your tooth and provides added strength, improves appearance, and normalizes the size.

What Is a Traditional Crown?

There are two types of crowns, which are the normal or traditional crown, and the CEREC crown. A traditional crown is the most commonly used type of crown. It is durable, long-lasting, and less expensive than the CEREC crown. Materials used to make the traditional crown include ceramic, resin, gold, and porcelain, just to mention a few. Most patients choose porcelain simply because of its aesthetic features, and the fact it makes the crown look more natural. A crown made out of porcelain material can look like the patient's surrounding teeth.

Who Needs a Dental Crown?

Individuals who have decayed, badly worn, or chipped teeth can benefit from crown placement. They can help protect the tooth and even if they are cracked, it can help hold the sections together to give it strength. Also, individuals who have previously treated a tooth with a root canal can benefit from a crown. Dental implants can be covered by dental crowns too. Crowns can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place, making it sturdy and durable. If you have a severely stained tooth, crowns can be used to cover them up. You can also cover a badly shaped tooth with a crown. If a tooth is broken or worn down, patients can get a crown to be used as a replacement.

After You Receive a Dental Crown

A crown does not require any special treatment beyond a good oral hygiene regimen, and regular checkups and professional cleanings. However, there are certain things you can do to prevent potential damage. Avoid activities that put unnecessary stress on the restoration, such as biting your fingernails and chewing on pen caps. You should also make sure you are brushing and flossing the area properly during your hygiene routine. An antibacterial mouth rinse can also reduce your risk of developing further decay.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Crowns

Some of the benefits of a dental crown are that they help in holding a broken or cracked tooth together. They can also enhance the appearance of a tooth by changing the color and shape. Lastly, dental crowns are very resilient and last a long time. According to the American Dental Association, most crowns last at least 15 years.

The primary disadvantage is that dental crowns are slightly more expensive than some other restorative procedures. Our team can discuss crowns as well as other treatment options to best suit your needs.

Do your teeth have any of the defects we have identified? If so, you may need to have a dental crown. If this is the case, reach out to Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD at . We can help.

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Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD
430 Bridge Plaza Drive,
Manalapan, NJ 07726
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If you have a significantly damaged or decayed tooth, you may need a dental crown! Call our office in Manalapan, NJ to schedule your appointment today.
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