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Dental Crowns – Hoboken, NJ

A Durable Solution for Damaged Teeth

Even individuals who are diligent about caring for their oral health may find that one of their teeth suffers serious damage. There are several reasons why that may happen, including poor oral hygiene, trauma while playing sports, or even accidental falls. Luckily, our team is ready to help! We offer high-quality, durable, custom-made dental crowns in Hoboken to get your smile back on the right track. If you’d like to learn more about this restorative treatment option, continue reading or call our office to speak directly with a member of our team!

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Why Choose Robert Graffeo, DDS for Dental Crowns?

What is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is a custom, tooth-shaped “cap” that gets placed over the entire visible portion of a tooth (everything above the gum line). Its purpose is to strengthen the tooth, renewing both its form and function. Crowns can be made out of various materials, including metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all-porcelain. Our team often recommends porcelain crowns due to their beautiful appearance.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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The process of getting a dental crown in Hoboken usually requires at least two appointments. During your first appointment, Dr. Graffeo will prepare the tooth by removing a portion of its enamel. It’s a crucial step to ensure the crown will not interfere with your bite or look unnatural in your mouth. Once that’s done, we’ll take some impressions, which will serve as the basis for designing your restoration.

To protect your prepared tooth, you’ll wear a temporary crown while a dental laboratory creates your permanent one. When it is ready, you’ll return to our office for the final step in the process. After we double-check the crown’s fit and appearance, we’ll use a special dental cement to secure it on your tooth. Our team will thoroughly explain how to take proper care of your restoration so you can enjoy it for years to come!

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Some of the most outstanding benefits of dental crowns include:

Do you believe you could benefit from a dental crown? Contact our friendly team today to schedule your restorative consultation.

Dental Crowns FAQs

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Interested in getting a dental crown from your restorative dentist in Hoboken? From improving your appearance to protecting your tooth and offering durability, there’s a lot to like about adding a crown to your smile. At Dentistry Redefined, we’ll go over all the details of this choice during your consultation so you can feel confident in your decision. Before you even sit down with our dentist, Dr. Robert Graffeo, keep reading to check out some frequently asked questions from our patients about dental crowns.

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Do Dental Crowns Get Cavities?

While it’s technically impossible for a crown to develop a cavity, the tooth underneath it still could. A crowned tooth has a similar risk of decay compared to an uncrowned one. Poor oral hygiene makes it possible for bacteria and plaque to form where the tooth meets the crown; if they spread underneath the crown, it could mean major trouble for the tooth. Cavity prevention for crowned teeth is the same method as uncrowned – daily brushing and flossing with regular checkups and cleanings.

Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

Your dentist numbs the tooth they need to work on when you get a crown. That usually means a topical anesthetic, but if you have severe anxiety, they may use dental sedation. Of course, they’ll check to see what you prefer. After your tooth is prepped for a crown, it may be sensitive for a few days, particularly if you also had a root canal. Since a crown protects a vulnerable tooth from damage, in the long run, it will likely prevent pain instead of causing any! 

What Happens If You Wait Too Long to Get a Dental Crown?

Waiting too long to get dental crowns in Hoboken can have some detrimental consequences on your oral health and your wallet. For example, if the root of the problem is decay, the infection can continue to delve deeper into the tooth, increasing your risk of needing a root canal or an extraction. Therefore, it’s always best to schedule the procedure sooner rather than later.

What’s the Difference Between a Temporary Crown and a Permanent Crown?

As you might expect, a temporary crown is not meant to last a long time – just a few weeks while your permanent crown is fabricated in a lab. Temporary ones are made from inexpensive materials like acrylic or composite resin. They are bonded with weak cement, so removal is easy when it’s time for your permanent crown to be placed. With that being said, it’s important to brush and floss carefully to keep your temporary one from coming loose. Instead of pulling floss up and down, try to slide it in and out of the space. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to brush and floss normally with your permanent crown because it’s bonded with stronger cement and made of more durable materials like porcelain or metal to withstand chewing and biting pressure for at least 5-10 years.