Dental Crowns in Rockaway, NJ
At West Main Complete Dentistry, we have plenty of ways to enhance and restore your smile, no matter what dental problem you’re suffering from.
If a tooth is too severely damaged or decayed to be treated with a filling, we may recommend that a dental crown be fitted to restore and preserve the tooth. A dental crown is a cap that fits right over the tooth to replace lost structure and restore functionality. The best candidates for dental crowns are people who have experienced serious tooth damage or decay.
Updated Materials, Beautiful Results
There are several materials used to make dental crowns, but porcelain is typically the most realistic in appearance. Porcelain crowns are made to match the color of your natural teeth, meaning that they’ll blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dental crowns don't just protect teeth from further damage – they can be used to reshape, realign, or whiten a tooth, adding to a bright, healthy smile. Dr. Stephen Kao uses dental crowns to:
- Support a tooth that has extensive decay
- Protect a broken tooth
- Improve the aesthetics of a misshappen tooth
- Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- Restore a dental implant
- Stabilize a dental bridge
Placing a Dental Crown
Having a crown placed usually takes two visits. During the first visit, we’ll take digital x-rays of your teeth so we can determine if there are any underlying problems we need to address before the crown is applied.
Depending on the condition of the damaged tooth, Dr. Kao will either build up or file down the tooth so that the crown can be put into place. We’ll numb the tooth before we begin so that the entire process is painless and comfortable.
Next, we’ll take the impressions that we’ll use to create a mold of the tooth. This mold is sent to a local dental lab where skilled technicians will design the crown to our exact specifications. Before you leave our office, we’ll fit you with a temporary crown to wear for about two weeks while the final crown is made.
When your new crown is ready, we’ll have you come back to the office. We’ll remove the temporary and adjust the new crown so it fits perfectly. Once we’re happy with the fit, shade, and contour of the crown, we’ll cement it securely in place.
We Treat You Like Family
Maintaining optimal oral health is important, but it shouldn’t be unpleasant or inconvenient. Our professional team loves to make our patients feel like family because it just makes everything easier and more enjoyable for you. We provide excellent dental care, and we know that a sense of humor goes a long way in making your dental treatments easy and stress-free.
Our hours are designed to fit your busy schedule, not the other way around. We offer early morning and extended evening hours, and we’ll help you arrange convenient appointments that you can easily work into your family’s activities.
Convenient financing options like CareCredit allow you to get the care you need without worry, and we accept most insurance plans. If you’re concerned about a damaged tooth, please call our Rockaway dental office. We’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation at your convenience.