Learn About A Vital Treatment
We know it can be nerve-racking when a dental treatment is recommended and you have never received the treatment before or it has been quite some time since your last experience. We always want our patients to be well-informed and comfortable while in our office and receiving treatment. Today we want to tell you a little more about one of our most common restorative treatments. Continue reading to learn more.
What is a Dental Crown?
One of the most common restorative treatments we perform on patients is a dental crown. A dental crown is recommended when a tooth root is healthy, but the tooth structure has been compromised from decay or damage to the tooth. A dental crown is also typically used to complete other treatments such as a dental implant, bridge, or root canal. A dental crown is a cap or covering that is placed over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage and restore the function of the tooth.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
When a dental crown is recommended, we suggest scheduling an appointment as soon as possible. Many times a dental crown is a last resort before a more in-depth treatment is needed such as a root canal or even a tooth extraction. We may recommend a dental crown due to the following reasons:
- Cover a tooth after a root canal or implant
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
Same Day Crowns
Our office utilizes technology that makes it possible to create same day crowns. Typically, this procedure would require two office visits, but we are able to make everything in our office, saving you time. You can walk out with your new crown on the same day as your treatment.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Spotswood, NJ to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track as soon as possible.