Are you worried about a cracked tooth or one which has many fillings? At Gentle Dentistry in Haworth, your dentists, Dr. Spector, Dr. Hade, Dr. Iofin, and Dr Brisman frequently recommend restoration with dental crowns. Crafted from a solid block of porcelain right in the treatment room, a crown breathes new life into a failing tooth and your smile, too.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, or cap as it is sometimes called, is a tooth-shaped restoration which covers a compromised tooth from the gums on up. Today’s material of choice is durable and realistic porcelain which can be shaped to your Haworth dentist’s exact specifications. In fact, Dr. Andrew Spector is our on-site CEREC crown specialist. Using computer-aided design and manufacturing processes, Dr. Spector can crown your tooth in a single visit to Gentle Dentistry.
What does CEREC mean?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. This state-of-the-art technology takes digital images and three-dimensional impressions of your tooth. Using this information and other guidance from your dentist, a chairside milling machine creates your dental crown from a solid piece of fine porcelain.
Your dentist removes the damaged portions of your tooth and cements the new crown in place. With some adjustments for color and bite, your crown is complete. There’s no need for temporary caps or additional visits to the office.
The advantages of a dental crown
Your CEREC crown fully restores the shape, size, and strength of your tooth. Additionally, a crown:
- Can cover a dental implant
- Can restore a tooth saved by root canal therapy
- Avoids extraction and unhealthy smile gaps
- Allows you to bite and chew normally
- Helps you avoid additional decay
- Regularizes the appearance of a tooth which is oddly shaped, chipped or cracked
- Extends the useful life of a tooth indefinitely
- Is easy to care for with brushing, flossing, professional cleanings and check-ups at Gentle Dentistry
Keeping a tooth is always preferable to losing one. A beautiful, same-day crown from Gentle Dentistry can preserve your tooth and help you enjoy a complete and healthy smile. Find out more about this tried and true restoration by calling Gentle Dentistry in Haworth, NJ, at (201) 384-1611.