If you have a damaged tooth, a dental crown from Dr. Munira Sulaiman or Dr. Mandeep Singh at Smile Society near West Windsor, East Windsor, Plainsboro or Princeton is one of the best ways to restore your bite and your smile.
Dental crowns are a type of dental prosthetic designed to fully cover a damaged tooth and restore its function and aesthetic. It’s built to mimic the shape and size of your natural tooth, fitting in seamlessly with your smile.
Dental crowns can be made out of many different materials, but the most commonly used is porcelain. Porcelain looks and feels just like your natural enamel, and it’s also extremely durable and stain-resistant. A porcelain crown can last several years with proper oral care.
Dental crowns are usually used in restorative dentistry. If you have a tooth with severe decay, for example, or a large filling that is failing, a crown may be recommended to protect the remaining tooth structure.
Crowns are also commonly used to treat damaged teeth, such as severe cracks, chips, or breaks. They are sometimes necessary to cap teeth that have been treated with a root canal.
Dental crowns are occasionally used for cosmetic purposes as an alternative to veneers and dental bonding. But because of their strength and durability, aesthetic enhancements are usually just a positive byproduct of necessary treatment.
It usually only takes two appointments to build and place a crown. At your first appointment, Dr. Sulaiman or Dr. Singh will begin by cleaning your teeth and preparing the tooth for treatment. Your doctor will use a dental drill to remove any decayed or damaged enamel, and shape your tooth into a solid, stable platform onto which the crown can be attached.
Dental impressions and images will be taken of your teeth. These will be sent to a dental lab, where your crown will be made. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth until your permanent crown is ready.
Before you leave, a Smile Society team member will work with you to schedule your next appointment. It normally takes 2-3 weeks to build your permanent crown, so we’ll plan for your second visit around then.
At your second appointment, Dr. Singh or Dr. Sulaiman will check the crown to make sure it fits perfectly. Minor adjustments can be made at this time to ensure a comfortable fit. Once the crown feels right, it will be permanently bonded to your prepared tooth, which completes the procedure.
Dental crowns have a few great benefits which make them an ideal restorative treatment.
At Smile Society, both Dr. Mandeep Singh and Dr. Munira Sulaiman have years of experience in restorative dentistry. To schedule your appointment and see if a dental crown is right for you, just give us a call at (609) 779-2054, or stop by our office at 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550.
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