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By Washington Street Family Dentistry
June 23, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns can assist with a variety of dental treatments. They can restore and protect your teeth as well as help you retain your bite. Below we'll cover some of the most common questions regarding dental crowns, but for more information, you can always depend on your local Toms River, NJ, dentist, Dr. Todd Manela of Washington Street Family Dentistry.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is in essence a protective cap custom made in a lab to resemble a natural tooth. They can be manufactured out of a variety of metals and alloys, and more commonly, of tooth-colored materials like porcelain or ceramic.

When Are Crowns Necessary?

Crowns are necessary to protect fractured teeth, both to protect them from further injury but also to restore their appearance and function. They are an important part of a root canal as the tooth loses some of its structure as part of the procedure. Crowns are also employed by restorative dental procedures such as dental implants and bridges. Teeth that are discolored due to injury cannot be whitened by traditional bleaching so some may opt for a dental crown for cosmetic reasons.

How Are Dental Crowns Attached?

Getting a dental crown usually takes three visits. On the first one, your tooth is reshaped in order to accept a crown. A temporary crown is then bonded in place to protect your tooth until your second visit. At the second visit, your temporary crown is removed and a final impression is taken of the tooth, that is then sent to the dental laboratory to make your final crown. Once your final crown is ready from the lab, we will schedule your third appointment. On the third visit, this final crown is bonded and checked for a good fit.

How Long Do They Last?

Crowns can last between 5 and 15 years, though sometimes longer. It all depends on you maintaining good dental health practices and avoiding hard foods that can crack even your natural teeth. If you grind your teeth your dentist may recommend a nightguard to ensure the longevity of your crown.

Dental Crowns in Toms River, NJ

Dental crowns can restore your smile, so if you believe yours may be improved by them schedule a consultation today with Dr. Manela of Washington Street Family Dentistry in Toms River, NJ, by dialing (732) 349-0006.

By Washington Street Family Dentistry
January 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns can do a number of exciting things, including restore your smile, strengthen and protect damaged teeth, and fix a number of cosmetic concerns. Here at Washington Street Family Dentistry in Toms River, NJ, your dentist, Dr. Todd Manela, provides dental crowns to boost patients' oral health—read on to learn more.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are caps or covers that fit directly over the tooth structure in order to act as a protective shell. Once in place, dental crowns look just like your natural teeth, for the porcelain or ceramic construction perfectly mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Each dental crown is custom-made to ensure a perfect fit and a completely natural appearance.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are several restorative, protective, and cosmetic benefits that comes from receiving dental crowns. Since a dental crown completely encapsulates the tooth that it is placed over, the crown can protect damaged teeth from further deterioration. A dental crown can also strengthen a weakened tooth that has lost the ability to perform normal chewing and biting functionality.

Another benefit of dental crowns is that they enhance your smile by concealing various cosmetic issues. Teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, discolored, crooked, or oddly shaped can be completely transformed when dental crowns are placed over teeth. Once in place, imperfect teeth will appear flawless. Visit our office in Toms River, NJ, to learn how dental implants can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.

Contact Us

If you are interested in undergoing dental crown treatment to improve oral functionality, prevent further deterioration of damaged teeth, or improve the appearance of cosmetically-flawed teeth, visit Washington Street Family Dentistry in Toms River, NJ, for dental crowns right away. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Manela, call our office at (732) 349-0006.