Dental Crown

A dental crown is a cap that fully covers a tooth. Crowns are dental restorations that can address fractured, worn, and weakened teeth. Dental crowns can also support teeth after root canal treatment. At Monokian Dentistry, we offer dental crown treatment to patients in Haddonfield and Marlton, NJ. Our dental offices collaborate with a local dental lab and ceramicists to create dental crowns that fit comfortably and feel natural. We provide crowns that are color-matched to blend in with the smile and create a natural look.

Dental Crowns in Marlton, NJ

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a dental restoration that will completely encase a compromised tooth to the gum line. We will take impressions of your teeth to create the custom cap that will fit perfectly and blend in naturally.

Dental crowns serve many purposes and can be used as a cosmetic treatment as well as a restorative dentistry treatment. We may recommend a dental crown for any of the following reasons:

  • Support and strengthen a tooth after a root canal
  • Replace a large old, worn down tooth filling
  • Repair a large broken or chipped tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large crack
  • Change the appearance of a crooked or misshapen tooth
  • Whiten teeth by hiding discolored, stained or yellow teeth
  • Close the gaps between teeth
  • Lengthen teeth that are too short

How Does Dental Crown Treatment Work?

Before creating the crown, we need to prepare the treated tooth for the crown. We will gently shape the tooth to make room for the crown. If there is not enough structure to support the crown, we may place a filling material. 

Then, we take scans of the tooth to send to a dental lab and color-match the treated tooth to make sure it blends in with adjacent teeth. We will also provide patients with a temporary dental crown to protect their tooth while ceramicists create their permanent crown.  

Our offices work with Niche Dental Studios Lab, an internationally regarded dental laboratory, to create natural-looking crowns from quality materials. Our own top ceramists work hand in hand with ceramists to create exceptional restorations, ensuring that crowns support the bite and provide a good fit. Once the dental crown is complete, we place it with dental cement or adhesive. 

Dental Crown Q&A

If you want to know more about dental crowns, feel free to read answers to commonly asked questions about treatment below:

How painful is the dental crown procedure?

The dental crown procedure should not cause you severe pain. You will be completely numbed to ensure you do not feel pain during treatment. Most people report that it feels like they are having a tooth filling completed. After the procedure, your tooth may feel sensitive however this will pass in a few days. If the sensitivity lasts longer than a few weeks, please contact our Towson, MD area dentist office.

What should I do if I have a lose dental crown?

If you notice a change in the fit of your crown, please contact our office immediately. Your crown should not feel loose. If you have a loose crown, you can be at risk of damaging your teeth and gums. Food can also get stuck under the crowns and lead to bacterial buildup. 

How do I care for my dental crowns?

You can brush and floss your dental crowns like your natural teeth. When you brush your crowns, brush gently, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Avoid overly chewy or hard foods, and do not chew ice because you can damage or break your crowns.

What are inlays and onlays?

Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are porcelain restorations that cover the top portion of a tooth. Inlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth between the tooth cusps or sides. Onlays fully cover the tooth's surface, including the tooth cusps. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are made separately and then attached to teeth.

Receive a Dental Crown in Haddonfield or Marlton, NJ Today

Do you need to protect damaged or broken teeth? Ask us about treatment with dental crowns. To schedule a dental visit at our Marlton office call 856.983.9620. You can contact our Haddonfield office at 856.429.0404. Please let us know if you have any questions about dental crowns; we will be happy to help!