If you have a tooth that has been damaged by excessive decay, fractures or perhaps you have lost a large filling, then you might be a good candidate for a crown. Crowns are designed to repair or replace the enamel of a tooth.
If tooth decay has advanced far enough to cause an infection in the root, you may need to have a root canal performed to remove the infection and provide the root with enough structure to anchor the crown.
The crown procedure usually requires two appointments. During the first appointment you may have X-rays taken to assess the health of the root. Dr. Jon will then remove the majority of the enamel leaving behind a post called an abutment.
Dr. Jon will take an impression of the abutment and send it to a lab where your crown will be made. A crown can be made from different materials, depending on the tooth’s location and function in the mouth. While the lab is making the crown your abutment will be covered with a temporary crown.
Once the crown is completed, our dental office will call you to schedule a second appointment. The temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is then cemented in place.
If you have a tooth with fractures, a lost filling or other questions about whether or not you should get a crown, please feel free to call us at 973-993-1979 to schedule an appointment. Our dental team is here to help you restore your beautiful smile!