Crowns are restorations that preserve your tooth’s shape, function, and appearance. Dr. C uses porcelain crowns that are made to resemble the enamel color of your other teeth. Once completed, you’ll enjoy a new prosthetic tooth that blends in with the rest of your smile, restoring the fit, feel and function of your bite.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
We typically recommend crowns on teeth that have been badly damaged by:
- Tooth decay
- Large, worn-out fillings
- Excessive wear
- Abscesses (after a root canal)
What makes crowns unique compared to other types of restorations is that they cover your entire tooth above the gumline. This preserves the brittle, worn out tooth underneath without jeopardizing its long-term health.
What Can You Expect During Your Crown Restoration?
Like dental bridges, your crown visit will take about two appointments to complete. First, the tooth is adjusted for support and all damaged areas are removed. Then an impression is taken, which we use to create your permanent crown. About two weeks later, your permanent porcelain crown is ready to be cemented in place.
Broken or Cracked Tooth?
If you’re suffering from a dental emergency, we’re here for you! Maybe your fractured tooth needs emergency care, or perhaps you’re suffering from dental pain or injury.
Whatever the cause, let us know! We’ll work you into our schedule to offer you prompt pain relief and treatment of your urgent oral crisis. If your emergency occurs after normal business hours, call our office and leave a message to reach Dr. C’s personal cell phone. Don’t endure a dental emergency – we’re always here for you when you need us!
If you feel like one of your teeth is breaking apart, call our Hackensack dental office to schedule an exam with Dr. C today, before it’s too late.