University Dental Care
Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in New Brunswick, NJ
If you’re embarrassed by your smile or have a damaged or weak tooth, a dental crown is an excellent option to restore your smile and dental function. At University Dental Care in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Lanny Rubin, DDS, and his team provide custom-made crowns and porcelain veneers to fit your mouth precisely to enhance your self-esteem and change your life. If you’re interested in dental crowns for restorative or aesthetic reasons, call or request an appointment online today.
Crowns Q & A
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged or unattractive tooth. University Dental Care provides custom-made porcelain crowns that look like natural teeth.
Gold crowns are also an option in posterior teeth.
Why would I need crowns?
At University Dental Care, dental crowns are needed in the following circumstances:
- When a filling is too large and may cause the tooth to fracture
- When restoring an implant
- after root canal therapy
- Major mouth reconstruction
Some of the many issues that a crown can correct include:
- Severe discoloration
- Unevenly shaped or sized teeth
- Crooked or twisted teeth
- Broken or severely cracked teeth
- Protecting a tooth with a large filling or root canal
The team also uses dental crowns to restore implants. Crowns can be a single tooth or can be splinted together as multiple to form a dental bridge to replace missing teeth.
Dental veneers are another option to consider to cover many dental imperfections, such as stained or discolored teeth, teeth that are not straight , and teeth that are different shapes and sizes. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit your smile precisely that are bonded to the front portion of your teeth.
How are crowns placed?
In most cases, the team at University Dental Care needs two visits to place a crown.
During your first appointment, your dentist will take a pre-op mold or impression of your teeth so that he can fabricate a temporary crown for you to wear until your crown comes back from the lab.
Next, Dr. Rubin will prepare your tooth and take a mold to send off to the dental lab, along with a detailed description of the shades of your tooth.
He will place the temporary crown to protect your tooth for approximately 10 days while you wait for your permanent crown to be fabricated.
You will be instructed on flossing while you are wearing the temporary crown and home care in general.
When your permanent crown is back from the lab, you will come back to University Dental Care for your second appointment. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown, making sure to check the seal, the contact with adjacent teeth, the shade of the crown, and your bite. After quality control is approved, the crown is ready to be bonded into place.
Whether you want to enhance your smile or fix a broken tooth, we’re here to change your life. Call University Dental Care or request an appointment online today to find out if a dental crown is right for you.