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Porcelain Crowns

Close up 3D rendering of a shaved down tooth being capped with a porcelain dental crownYou may have gone to the dentist, and they may have recommended a dental crown as a solution for a cavity or other dental problem. A crown is a cap that covers and is cemented to the outside of the tooth. It is used when a tooth needs repair due to decay or damage.

Our dentists at Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD are experts in placing porcelain crowns. Schedule an appointment with us at (732) 536-2482.

Porcelain Crowns Will Be Used If You Have Missing Or Broken Teeth

When teeth have been weakened by decay, they are more prone to fracturing and chipping. Tooth decay can erode your enamel and enter the pulp of your tooth. This will make a root canal necessary; in most cases if you have teeth that need, or have had a root canal, they will need to be covered with a crown.

Crowns are used for teeth that cannot be repaired by a common filling due to the level of decay. A porcelain crown can be used with a dental bridge, which is a prosthetic meant to replace two or more teeth, bridging the gap in your smile. Dental implants use porcelain crowns as a cap for the metal implant.

Porcelain Crowns Are The Most Durable Option

Porcelain is aesthetically pleasing, and stain resistant. Your porcelain crown may last five to 15 years, depending on your oral habits and hygiene, and how well you take care of them. Porcelain crowns are durable, and more resistant to fractures than composite resin crowns. However, their longevity may vary depending on the placement of the crown.

Your Porcelain Crown Treatment Will Only Require Two Appointments

Crowns serve the purpose of strengthening your damaged tooth structure, preventing further tooth decay, and restoring your tooth's appearance. To prepare for the crown your tooth needs to be cleaned and reshaped. Your tooth may need to be slightly tapered to make room for the new crown. If your tooth is too small for the crown, it will be built up with composite resin.

When your tooth is prepared, the dentist will take an impression of it and the crown will be made and sent to a lab to be fabricated. This may take one to three weeks, and our dentist will fit a temporary crown over the prepared tooth while you wait.

During your next appointment the crown will be fitted over the tooth, set in place, and adjusted to fit your bite which will finish the procedure. The gum around the tooth is numbed using anesthesia before the procedure. If the tooth is decayed and has a cavity, a root canal procedure may be done first.

Have Your Smile Restored Now!

If you would like to know more about your treatment options for porcelain crowns or other dental crowns, Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD is here to help. Call us at (732) 536-2482 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Douglas A. Block, DDS & Charles G. Kocun, DMD
430 Bridge Plaza Drive,
Manalapan, NJ 07726
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