At Lashen Dental Group, we create high-quality dental crowns that provide both natural-looking aesthetics and excellent durability. Dr. Stephen Lashen , Dr. Jessica Klein and Dr. Jason Klein strive to ensure your satisfaction with every aspect of your crown. Your dentist will make sure that your restoration has a realistic color and that it matches the shape of your nearby teeth. In most cases, we can provide same-day dental crowns made right here in our Denville, NJ, office. Prior to your treatment, your dentist will explain your treatment options, including the various restorative materials from which you can choose.
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Dental Crown Candidates
Dental crowns can effectively address a wide range of restorative issues. In many cases, we will use crowns to repair teeth following treatment for extensive decay. If you have a cavity that extends across most of your tooth, a simple filling will not be enough to strengthen it fully. On the other hand, a crown will encapsulate your tooth, effectively fortifying the outer structure. Similarly, a crown can repair a cracked or otherwise weakened tooth. This type of restoration can also be appropriate if you have suffered dental erosion, which will affect the force of your bite. Crowns support worn teeth to redistribute pressure along your dental arch. If you have lost a tooth, an implant-supported crown can provide a permanent replacement, while two crowns can support a larger dental bridge.
Porcelain, zirconia, and e.max® come in a diverse range of colors, and we will carefully match your restoration to your teeth.
Crowns are a restorative treatment, but, in a few cases, we may recommend them for cosmetic reasons. Our lifelike, tooth-colored crowns can enhance misshapen and severely stained teeth.
Planning, Placement, and Recovery
Before placing a crown, Drs. Stephen Lashen, Jessica Klein, or Jason Klein will reshape your tooth. Your dentist will carefully remove damaged tissue, as well as some additional healthy to create room for the restoration. Then your dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth.
Typically, we can use these measurements to create a same-day crown, made in our in-house lab. In select cases, it may take longer to fabricate your crown, and we will provide a temporary restoration while you wait. Your crown can be made from one of several different materials, including metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal. For the best aesthetics, we usually recommend all-porcelain, zirconia, or IPS e.max®.
You may experience some sensitivity after your dentist reshapes your tooth. However, after your crown is in place, discomfort should fade within a few days. Before crowning your tooth, your dentist will make sure that the restoration fits correctly and looks natural. If you are both happy with the final results, your dentist will attach your crown to your tooth.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are versatile restorations that can often save severely damaged teeth. Without this care, decay and structural damage could worsen. Eventually, you might require extraction and more extensive restorative treatment. In comparison, the crowning process is simple, fast, and often covered to a large degree by insurance. In addition, with our attention to detail, our restorations can improve the look of your smile. Porcelain, zirconia, and e.max® come in a diverse range of colors, and we will carefully match your restoration to your teeth. The materials also boast a natural sheen and sparkle, which will blend with your dental enamel.
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To learn more about crowns and how they can repair your smile, contact Lashen Dental Group today. You can depend on us to provide you with treatment that restores both the health and appearance of your smile.