Questions about Dental Crowns

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, & Far Hills, NJ

 

What can dental crowns be used for?

There are several uses for porcelain crowns. As a restorative option, porcelain crowns can be used on teeth that have been significantly damaged by decay where a simple filling would provide inadequate support. Porcelain crowns can also be used for teeth that are chipped, or broken, and can provide support for a false tooth in dental bridges.

Are porcelain crowns as strong as my natural teeth?

The porcelain used in crowns is highly durable. Like your natural teeth, porcelain crowns provide the ability to chew and speak normally. However, porcelain crowns can chip and break just like your natural tooth enamel. Tasks such as chewing hard food and ice should be approached with caution.

What is the benefit of porcelain over other options for crowns?

Porcelain is an incredibly strong material that is used in several cosmetic dental procedures. The popularity of porcelain stems mainly from its aesthetics. Porcelain crowns can be colored and shaped to exactly match your adjacent teeth, making porcelain crowns entirely unnoticeable. In addition, porcelain is stain resistant, and reflects light is the same manner as your natural teeth. Combined with its strength, this makes porcelain an obvious choice for many of our Bernardsville, New Jersey patients.

How long does the porcelain dental crown procedure take?

With our state of the art CEREC machine, your porcelain crowns are placed in just one office visit. This machine uses the latest in computer technology to create porcelain crowns that are as beautiful and functional as those that take up to three weeks to make.

Can I replace my old crowns with porcelain crowns?

Many of the porcelain crowns placed in our comfortable office are replacement crowns. People sensitive to metal, or who simply want to restore a natural and attractive look to their smiles can come to us for crown replacement. We offer both Empress and Zirconia crowns to enable us to customize an option that will most restore beauty and function to your smile.

If you have questions about porcelain crowns, please contact the helpful staff at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville for more information by completing the form on this page or calling us at (800) 672-8518 today. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills and surrounding areas in New Jersey.