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Dental Crowns in Bernardsville

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

If you are suffering with a cracked, broken, or missing tooth, a dental crown may be just what you need to regain your self-confidence. A crown, or a “cap”, fits over your teeth like a baseball cap and is designed to fix imperfections such as:

  • Chips or cracks
  • Broken teeth
  • Crooked or jagged teeth
  • Stains
  • Gaps

Dental crowns can enhance and brighten your smile while making your teeth more durable. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we use the latest in crown information and technology to create a cap that best fits your needs. With the assistance of a highly trained and experienced ceramist, we can fix your teeth and send you on your way in no time at all.

Types of Crowns

We provide all-porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. The most aesthetically pleasing option is an all-porcelain crown. With porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, our cosmetic dentists must apply an opaque layer over the metal to mask its color. Because of this, it is not possible to have a completely translucent restoration that simulates the translucent appearance of your real teeth. However, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are generally stronger because of the metal. The type of crown you choose will depend on your specific needs.

All-Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain is a particular type of ceramic that is created through stacking and firing. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we use Empress and Zircona crowns.

Empress is a ceramic material that is not exactly porcelain but more like glass. The material is cast rather than baked like a feldspathic porcelain crown would be. One benefit to this type of crown is its fit. Empress is more precise than the baked feldspathic porcelain. It is also strong, beautiful, and remarkably biocompatible. Unlike other porcelain crowns, which tend to wear opposing teeth more than usual, Empress is very gentle on your other natural teeth.

Zirconia is a very tough ceramic material that can be made incredibly thin. These types of crowns contain no metal and can be made to look opaque or translucent, depending on your needs. If the zirconia crown is bonded onto the tooth rather than cemented with dental cement, it will not show a black line at the gums the way a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown can.

Both types of dental crowns are ideal for patients who are sensitive to metal or simply prefer the look of metal-free restorations.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can replicate your real teeth and are traditionally stronger than ceramic crowns. They can be matched to your natural teeth for an attractive appearance. The downside is that the porcelain can become chipped and the underlying metal can peek through as a dark line. The line can become more and more visible as your gums recede.

Our Technology

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we use a CEREC machine — the latest in dental computer technology — to design, create, and place restorations in one visit. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to?

CEREC crown technology lets us use strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength and function. We also use a dental ceramist, a specialist who is very adept at completing detailed, work to create the highest quality crowns, bridges, and tooth facings according to the specifications and molds supplied by our dental team.

If you want that healthy, amazing smile that you have dreamed of, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville today by calling (908) 888-9858 or completing our form online. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb and her skilled dental team proudly serve patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
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