Dental Crowns in Clifton
Paramount Dental Arts offers dental crowns in Clifton, NJ. Call 973-777-1772 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Getting told you need a crown by your dentist doesn’t mean you are joining the royal family, despite just how special you are. What your dentist is referring to is a dental crown.
Sometimes called a cap, this dental solution covers your tooth and returns it back to its normal function and appearance. They are made from different materials, some appearing silver or gold, others blending in to match your natural teeth, such as ceramic and porcelain.
There are many reasons why a dental crown is recommended, such as a large cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, or the follow up to a root canal. But, regardless of the reason you may need one, they don’t come without their many benefits.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Crowns are customized just for you. Crowns will be made to fit perfectly and match the color, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth.
- Improved ability to eat. It is not uncommon for you to have a difficult time chewing your food when a tooth is damaged. Crowns create the strength and durability of a natural tooth, improving the ability to eat.
- Protect teeth from further damage. Sometimes a tooth that is vulnerable can benefit from a dental crown. This includes those teeth that are broken, cracked, full of decay, and more.
- Simple solution. Crowns are an easy solution. They don’t require a lot of complicated work or a lot of extra waiting time. You can start benefiting from your crown right away.
- Transform your smile. They can be used to restore your tooth and the overall appearance of your smile.
- Long-lasting solutions. If cared for properly, crowns can last for many years.
Are You a Good Candidate for Crowns?
Dental crowns offer great versatility for dentists. They can be used to add stability and strength to a tooth after a root canal, in conjunction with dental implants, and even in support of a dental bridge. Therefore, a good candidate for a crown would be someone who has:
- Tooth decay and needs a large filling.
- Cracked (or chipped) a tooth and needs protection from further damage.
- Missing teeth, such as with the use of a dental implant.
- Had root canal treatment and is looking for a permanent crown to keep out bacteria and infection.
- Discolored teeth from either stains or decay.
Why Choose Paramount Dental Arts?
Making choices concerning your oral health is something that we don’t take lightly at Paramount Dental Arts. That’s why we always encourage our patients to be active in making decisions about their dental treatment. We want to work with you in finding the greatest solution. If that happens to be a dental crown, then we can discuss the types available and the best solution for your particular needs.
We consider our patients to be part of our family and we want what is best for you. Plus, we have all the best equipment and experienced professionals to make it happen - and to restore your smile. So, whether you have had a root canal, a filling, a broken tooth, dental implants, or something else - you may need a dental crown. And we are here to help you wear it well.
How long do dental crowns last?
The better you care for your dental crown, the longer it will last you. The typical lifespan for a dental crown that has been cared for is about 15 years. Though some may last much longer. Just the same, if you don’t maintain good oral hygiene, you may find its lifespan to be much shorter.
Is the tooth under the crown still susceptible to bacteria?
Yes, unfortunately, it can still become infected by bacteria, causing cavities and tooth decay. This is why it is so important to maintain a strong oral hygiene regimen to keep your mouth healthy.
Is it painful to get a dental crown?
No, not at all. The process is simple and painless, with local anesthesia involved when necessary.
Should I get a crown or just have the tooth pulled?
Pulling a tooth is never the ideal choice unless it cannot be saved. A crown allows you to save your natural tooth and keep it fully functional. It is important to note that while an extraction may save you money initially, having that open space in your mouth will cause you issues - and cost you more money - down the road.
If you would like to learn more or are ready to schedule an appointment, call 973-777-1772.