A filling is all it takes to treat a small cavity, but what about a more advanced case of decay? Or what about a tooth that’s broken, decayed, or severely worn? In each case, a custom-made dental crown can help you restore your tooth’s appearance, as well as its structure and strength.
Dental crowns can be made from a wide variety of materials, including precious metals. Most contemporary crowns, however, are made from high-quality dental porcelain. Why porcelain? Because crowns made from porcelain reflect light like a natural tooth, and they’re also durable, resulting in a restored smile that looks and functions like one that nature could have given you.
As a skilled general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist for Lincoln Park and Totowa, Dr. Rana can help you fix a badly decayed or broken tooth with a high-quality dental crown. All our crowns are custom-made and custom-shaded for each patient to provide a comfortable, natural fit. What’s more, because traditional crowns cap your existing tooth, you can keep your tooth root, preserving your jaw and the life of your natural smile in the process.
Restoring a Tooth with a Dental Crown
Restoring a tooth with a dental crown typically takes just two visits. In the first visit, Dr. Rana will assess your situation, take an impression of your tooth, and prep your tooth for your permanent crown. Our lab will use the impression and any other information we put together to carefully fabricate and shade your restoration. When it’s ready, you’ll come back to our Lincoln Park or Totowa dental office to have it placed. In between appointment, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth.
With your restoration complete, you’ll come away feeling more confident about smiling. You’ll also find that your ability to enjoy your favorite foods has improved. And caring for your crown is easy, too. Just treat it the way you would treat a normal tooth, with daily brushing and flossing, plus regular visits to Dr. Rana at his Lincoln Park or Totowa dental office.
A More Lifelike Restoration
Our patients can also consider an implant-supported crown to restore a single missing tooth. A crown supported by a dental implant can replace a missing tooth and provide you with a restoration that feels natural. That’s because of how dental implants interact with the jaw. Implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible metal that allows them to fuse with the bone in your jaw to create a strong, stable foundation for your future restoration.