Dr. Mark Gleckner of Florham Park, NJ, provides patients with dental crowns to restore and protect damaged teeth. Crowns are cap-like dental appliances that cover unappealing teeth and aid in supporting other dental appliances, like dental bridgework.
A crown is made of strong porcelain and, because they are custom made, fits perfectly over teeth, above the gum line. Crowns are a strong, durable structure that reinforces teeth.
Here is how dental crowns can restore damaged teeth:
- Crowns hide severely stained teeth that may have been a result of certain medications, excessive tea-and-coffee-drinking, smoking and tobacco chewing.
- Chipped, fractured, broken and missing teeth can also benefit from crowns.
- Crowns are used to complete dental implants, after a root canal procedure and to complete a dental bridge.
When crowns restore damaged teeth, apart from rejuvenating your smile, it restores several functions, including bite, chewing and speech.
What does the procedure entail?
The whole procedure requires about two visits to our Florham Park dentist. Your dentist first shapes your tooth so that a crown can easily cover it. If your tooth needs to be built up to provide structural support for the new crown, then filling material is used to do so.
Next, impressions of your teeth are taken, digitally or using putty-like materials. The impressions are sent to the dental laboratory so a model of your teeth is made to help create a crown. The final step entails cementing the crown and hardening the cement with a special light.
Crowns rejuvenate smiles, restore important functions and support weakened teeth. They are a comfortable and durable dental appliance that can last many years if taken care of properly. For more information about crowns, make sure you contact Dr. Mark Gleckner in Florham Park, NJ by calling (973) 377-1174 today.