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Dental Crowns – Edison, NJ

Protect & Repair Compromised Teeth

woman admiring her new smile with dental crowns in Edison, NJ

As strong as teeth are, they can become damaged in all sorts of ways. Whether you’ve developed a cavity, you bit down too forcefully on something crunchy, or you were in an accident, you might be left needing a little help making your tooth healthy again. At Rosenfeld Dental Associates, Dr. David Rosenfeld is happy to protect and repair compromised teeth with dental crowns in Edison, NJ. Contact us today to learn how a dental crown can make your tooth look and feel flawless again!

What Is a Dental Crown?

tooth being fitted with a dental crown

A dental crown is a customizable, hollowed-out “cap” that is meant to fit over and protect a decayed, broken, or otherwise vulnerable tooth. While crowns have traditionally been crafted from metals like silver or gold, Dr. Rosenfeld prefers porcelain crowns because they can be shaded to mimic a patient’s natural tooth exactly. Generally, crowns are used in order to:

  • Hold a broken tooth together
  • Support a tooth with a cavity so large that a filling isn’t enough
  • Protect a tooth that has undergone a root canal
  • Cover up a severely discolored or misshapen tooth

The Dental Crown Process

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Placing a dental crown usually requires two appointments with your dentist in Edison. At the first visit, we’ll take the necessary steps to prepare your tooth. Impressions and X-rays allow our dental lab to create an exact replica of the size and shape of your tooth. Dr. Rosenfeld will then file down a minimal layer of enamel from the sides and biting surface of your tooth. This is done to make room for the crown to fit evenly alongside adjacent teeth and against the opposing tooth. Another impression ensures that your crown will fit snuggly. At the end of the appointment, Dr. Rosenfeld places a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth. After a few weeks, your permanent crown is sent from the lab, and you’ll return to our office to have it bonded into place.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

person biting into red apple

Getting a dental crown can improve your life in more ways than you might have thought. For example, dental crowns:

  • Let you chew foods with ease and comfort
  • Feel like a natural part of your smile
  • Give you the confidence to show off your grin
  • Can last for 15 years or longer with proper maintenance