Versatile dental crowns that are as pleasing to the eye as they are strong!

Just as at Aesthetic Dental Creations, we are “multi-taskers,” offering an array of quality dental services in a comfortable and inviting setting to patients from in and around Jackson, New Jersey, dental crowns are the “multi-taskers” of the restorative dentistry realm. In some cases, crowns may even be used for primarily cosmetic issues, for instance, when a tooth has considerable shape-related irregularities but is otherwise healthy. Often, though, crowns come to the rescue to “save” damaged teeth and support oral health, excellent function, and a smile that you will want to show off.

The basics

Our natural teeth have crowns. They are the visible, white-colored part of the tooth above the gum line. Generally, if our dentist, Dr. Balaji Srinivasan recommends crowns treatment, this part of the tooth will be restored or otherwise replicated to look, feel, and function like the crown formerly did before being damaged by decay, gum disease, or other forms of trauma.

As such, the dental crown designed by our team is made from dental material that may include dental ceramics like porcelain. The crown is “prepared,” so it is shaped and color-matched to blend in well in the smile. The underlying natural tooth is also “prepared,” which generally involves removing diseased or decayed tissue. The tooth is also shaped. In turn, the crown fits nicely over the tooth. The dental crown is fabricated based on impressions of the tooth after being cleaned and shaped. Temporary crowns are worn mainly to protect the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is made. Once the permanent crown is completed, the temporary is removed, and the permanent crown is cemented in place after precision adjustments are made (as needed). Dental crowns are designed to last as long as you maintain good hygiene at home and dental check-ups at our office as instructed by Dr. Srinivasan.

In addition to some of the scenarios referenced above, crowns may be used to:

  • Replace teeth in a dental bridge or implant-supported restorations
  • Provide the finishing touch following root canal therapy to save a badly infected tooth
  • Hold together a severely broken or fractured tooth
  • Replace worn dental restorations; for instance, large fillings that are vulnerable to cracks

Crowns are primarily a more extensive type of dental restoration, and at Aesthetic Dental Creations, we treat patients conservatively, with minimal alteration and trauma to natural tissues. So, we encourage you to get into a healthy routine and visit us as soon as possible for preventive care that minimizes the need for any restorative treatment-Call (732) 451-3570 to book your appointment at our office in Jackson. We look forward to partnering with you!