If you have a broken or worn-down tooth, then you already know how hard it can feel to let the world see your smile. Not to mention, chewing with that tooth might be uncomfortable. These days, you no longer have to get a chunk of metal placed over tooth to restore its health and function; at NU Dental Eatontown, we can provide dental crowns made from tooth-colored ceramic. These natural-looking restorations make your tooth look and feel like it had never sustained any damage in the first place. Don’t wait any longer to get your broken tooth repaired – contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. G for dental crowns in Eatontown, NJ!
A dental crown is a thin, tooth-shaped “cap” designed to fit snugly over the entire section of a tooth that you can see above the gumline. This part of the tooth is known as the crown, which is where dental crowns get their name. Once a crown has been placed, it restores the tooth’s original structure and brings it back to full chewing function. It also protects the tooth from additional damage, preserving it for years to come.
In the old days, dental crowns were made from metals like silver and gold. Although these materials are durable, they weren’t exactly cosmetically pleasing. That’s why your dentist in Eatontown, NJ offers dental crowns made from lifelike ceramic. Not only are ceramic crowns often just as durable as metal crowns, but they can be uniquely designed to blend in with the rest of your pearly whites.
We can typically design, create, and fit your dental crown in just a couple of appointments over the course of a few short weeks. First, Dr. G prepares the tooth in question by gently reshaping the enamel, ensuring there is plenty of room for the crown to sit flush. Then, our team takes digital, goop-free impressions in order to create a mold that our partnered dental lab uses to design your crown. While they get to work, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth in the meantime. A few weeks later, you’ll return to our office to have your temporary swapped out for your permanent crown.
As a versatile and popular dental treatment, dental crowns can help you in many ways. For example: