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By Steven T. Riesenberg, DMD
August 03, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Are you having problems with the following?

  • Persistent toothache
  • Teeth sensitivity due to an oral infection
  • A larger-than-normal cavity that hasn’t been treated or a damaged dental filling
  • A knocked-out, broken, or fractured tooth that’s causing you pain
  • A missing tooth

Here at Washington Family Dentistry in Washington NJ your dentist Dr. Steven Riesenberg can address all these issues by using dental crowns. Find out how crowns help fix all these issues, and, in turn, your smile.

Repairs Teeth

Once tooth decay has started ravaging the tooth enamels, a cavity will eventually develop. When caught early on, through routine exams and cleanings, the tooth’s decayed portion can be removed, sealed, and protected with a filling.

If your cavity is larger than normal and the affected tooth doesn’t have enough enamel structure to support a filling, your Washington NJ Dentist might recommend a dental crown to repair and protect your tooth instead. The crown will go over your entire tooth and ensure its health.

Strengthens Teeth

Did you know that the tooth enamel is considered one of the strongest substances in the body? However, like other strong body parts such as the bones, your teeth can weaken or become damaged due to exterior forces including injuries, poor oral hygiene, daily wear and tear, as well as bacteria. Depending on the tooth’s specific problem and its severity, like a chip or crack, a crown can fortify the affected tooth and keep it away from further damage.

Beautifies Teeth

While dental crowns are most known for their restorative abilities, they are also commonly used for making teeth more aesthetically pleasing. Porcelain crowns, in particular, look like real teeth and can be used for covering teeth that have stubborn stains or uneven shapes to ensure that they blend in flawlessly with your smile.

Replaces Missing Teeth

Dental crowns are attached to abutments that connect dental implants and restoration. Essentially, it’s the dental crown that you see when you undergo a dental implantation surgery to replace a missing tooth. Crowns can likewise be utilized for dental bridges to support the pontic or false tooth.

For More Details on How Dental Crowns Can Benefit You, Contact Us

Call (908) 689-5129 to schedule a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Steven Riesenberg, here at Washington Family Dentistry in Washington NJ.