Published On: January 9, 2018

What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped dental restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a tooth. A dental crown is cemented permanently in place.

When is a dental crown needed?
Dr. Priti Dagli may recommend a dental crown in Plainsboro, New Jersey, in situations in which a tooth needs to be strengthened, have its shape restored, or have its appearance improved. A dental crown may be suggested for a tooth that:

– Has a large filling
– Is weakened
– Is broken
– Has a dental implant post
– Has had root canal therapy

What should I expect during treatment?
First, the tooth receiving the dental crown will be altered to allow room for the dental crown in your mouth. An impression will then be taken of the tooth and the surrounding teeth so that the dental crown can be custom made. When the dental crown is finished, our dentist will ensure that the dental crown fits within your bite properly. After any essential tweaks are made, the dental crown will be cemented into place.

How do I take care of a dental crown?
Believe it or not, dental crowns do not require any special care. Like natural teeth, all they need is daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist.

If you would like to get more information and to schedule a visit, contact Plainsboro Dental Services at 609-716-7100 today.