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By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
July 12, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

When you have teeth that have been damaged by decay, it can make it difficult to eat or feel comfortable showing off your smile in public. Dr. Mark Gleckner in Florham Park, NJ, can help determine if a dental crown is the right option to help restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile to give you a smile you are proud of.

How a Dental Crown Can Help to Restore Your Smile

When your tooth has been completely damaged, it can be hard to feel comfortable eating or showing off your smile. It is painful to live with a damaged tooth without any protection, and that’s where a dental crown from your dentist in Florham Park, NJ, can come in handy. A dental crown is a cap that is placed over the tooth to act as a cover to protect the tooth from experiencing any further damage.

A crown covers your tooth all the way down to the gum line, which completely encompasses and protects it. There are different kinds of materials that your dental crown can be made of and, depending on the material, it can be made to look completely natural to will blend in with the rest of your teeth. Your dental crown is custom-made to match the shape and size of the rest of your teeth, and if you choose a porcelain material, it will be completely indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

When combined with bridges, dental crowns can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Don’t let your teeth go unprotected when they’ve suffered from damage. Call Dr. Gleckner in Florham Park, NJ, at (973) 377-1174 to learn more about dental crowns and how they can restore your smile today.

By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

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.