Dental crowns are one of the most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, or tooth-shaped “cap,” is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are a non-invasive, quick, and relatively inexpensive way to help protect and fortify a tooth.
Here at Dental Group of Morristown, we offer ceramic dental crowns in Morristown, NJ. Call us today at (973) 993-8303 to schedule an appointment!
What are ceramic crowns?
Ceramic crowns, also called porcelain crowns, are made from a strong, durable ceramic material that can withstand the everyday wear and tear of your teeth.
Like traditional metal crowns, porcelain crowns are used to restore the shape, size, and strength of your teeth. However, unlike metal crowns, ceramic crowns are designed to match the natural color and shape of your teeth, making them less noticeable.
Dental Crown Uses
Crowns are needed when a damaged natural tooth is too far gone to be repaired with a simple filling. Some common reasons for getting a crown include:
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Damaged tooth caused by tooth decay
- To support a large filling in a tooth
- Hold together parts of a dental bridge
- After a root canal procedure to protect the tooth structure
Ceramic crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of your teeth. For example, if you have a tooth that is discolored or misshapen, a ceramic crown can be used to cover and improve the appearance of that tooth.
Benefits of an All-Ceramic Crown
There are many benefits of choosing a ceramic dental crown, including:
- Natural look: Ceramic crowns use a porcelain material that can be color-matched to your natural teeth, making them less noticeable than silver or gold crowns.
- Strong and durable: Ceramic crowns are made from a strong, durable material that can withstand the everyday wear and tear of your teeth.
- Metal-free crowns: Ceramic crowns are a safe choice for people with metal allergies. Ceramic is a bio-compatible and natural material.
- Long-lasting:With proper care, crowns can last for many years.
Ceramic Dental Crown Procedure
The procedure for getting a ceramic dental crown usually takes two dental appointments.
During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth for the crown. This preparation involves removing damaged or decayed tissue and shaping the tooth so the crown can fit over it. Once your tooth is prepared, your dentist will take an impression or mold of your tooth and send it to a dental laboratory. A temporary crown will then be placed over your tooth to protect it while waiting for your permanent crown.
During the second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown over your tooth. Once in the correct place, the crown will be secured using a unique dental adhesive. They will then check your bite and make necessary adjustments before leaving the office.
Caring for Dental Crowns
It is essential to care for your all-ceramic crown just as you would care for your natural teeth, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily, as well as visiting your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
With proper care, ceramic crowns can last for many years. However, they are not indestructible and can be damaged by biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice or candy. If you do damage a crown, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible so they can make repairs.
Ceramic Crowns in Morristown, NJ
Contact Dental Group of Morristown if you would like more information about ceramic dental crowns. We are a cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice specializing in helping patients achieve their perfect smiles. Our experienced and talented dental professionals will work with you to develop a treatment that aligns with your dental goals. We offer a wide range of dental services, including ceramic crowns, and we use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
We invite you to call us at (973) 993-8303 or schedule an appointment online today. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve!