Durable, comfortable and well-fitting crowns placed by your dentist in Irvington NJ
With 20 years of experience, Dr. Jones provides crowns that are long-lasting and will fit perfectly to your teeth and bite. His goal is to make it so you never even realize you have the crown because it fits so well with the rest of your natural teeth.
“I loved the work Dr. Jones has done for me and my family. The cost was reasonable, and he made me feel comfortable in his office.” – L.C.
What are Crowns?
Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cover the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cover the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, and so become the new outer surface.
Crowns can be made out of porcelain (meaning some sort of dental ceramic), metal (a gold or other metal alloy), or a combination of both.
Traditional porcelain crowns are made with porcelain covering a metal shell. The metal provides strength and support for the porcelain which gives it a natural appearance. All-porcelain, also called “all-ceramic” crowns, use a ceramic shell instead of a metal shell to support the porcelain.
When would I need a crown?
A crown, or cap, is a custom-made dental restoration which protects the underlying tooth. You may need a crown because of:
- Extensive tooth decay
- Large metal or tooth-colored fillings, that weaken the remaining tooth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- A tooth that has had root canal therapy
- A misaligned or misshaped tooth
Call your dentist in Irvington NJ for more information or an appointment at 973-375-5575 or request an appointment online.