American Dental Center
1441 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083

Tooth Crowns in Union

If you have one or more cavities that have damaged your teeth, then tooth crowns could be the answer to at least some of your dental problems. Call us today if you have tooth pain or if you think you may need a dental crown.

What Is a Tooth Crown?

Also called dental crowns or dental caps, a tooth crown is a cap that covers imperfections in your teeth, such as cracks or damage. They are also used to cover dental implants or to secure bridges in place.

A dental crown is sometimes called a tooth cap because it caps the teeth down to the gums. If you’ve had one or more root canals, your dentist has probably installed crowns for teeth that were missing due to the root canals. Crowns are matched to your other teeth, so it won’t be obvious that you have them.

Do I Need a Dental Specialist to Install a Tooth Crown?

Tooth crowns are routine dental procedures just like cleanings, fillings, or root canals. Any of our experienced dentists can help you, so call us today if you need to get a dental crown.

Are There Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are either temporary or permanent. Temporary crowns are prefabricated and usually made of plastic or stainless steel. They’re used while the custom-made crown is being manufactured.

What Are Ceramic Crowns?

A ceramic crown is usually used for a front tooth crown because it is less noticeable than other substances. Sometimes, your dentist will need to remove the top layer of your tooth in order for the crown to adhere properly. Ceramic crowns are very durable, but are also more brittle than some other substances, which may be a drawback if you have a very heavy bite.

What Is a Porcelain Crown?

A porcelain crown isn’t all porcelain because that wouldn’t be durable enough. Rather, porcelain crowns are fused to metal, which provides a much stronger bond than ceramic crowns. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide a better seal, which inhibits leakage and decay. Some of your tooth surface will be removed so that the crown adheres well and lasts for a long time.

What’s the Dental Crown Procedure?

Getting a crown installed will take a minimum of two visits to your dentist. If you need a root canal or other prep work, you may need additional visits.

On your initial visit, your dentist will examine your tooth to make sure that it’s strong enough to support a crown. He or she will then file the tooth down to the proper size for the crown, and make an impression so that your new tooth will fit properly. A temporary crown will protect your tooth and enable you to chew until your permanent crown is ready.

When your permanent crown is ready to be installed, you’ll return to our office and it will be installed and adjusted for maximum comfort and function.

What’s the Cost of a Crown?

The overall dental crown cost will vary by individual and will be determined by the number of crowns you need, the condition of your oral health, and the type of crown chosen. If you want a gold crown tooth, it’s more expensive. If you have dental insurance, it will usually cover some or most of the cost. Call our office today and we can answer any questions you have about the cost of dental crowns.

Taking Care of Your Crown

The lifespan of a dental crown is usually about seven years, but if you take good care of it, it can last for decades. If you maintain good oral hygiene by flossing every day and brushing at least twice a day, you can help your crowns last longer. Regular checkups and cleanings also help extend the longevity of your crown. Call our office today to schedule a visit so you can maintain your good oral health and keep your teeth strong.

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Patient Reviews
Very friendly, professional, clean office, professional receptionist, and overall all a nice experience. Dr. Lobaton-Palacios and Dr. Goldstein was the best! Explained all the procedures, […]
Marcus W.
Dental hygienist was very professional.
John C.
great followup visit . madi is terrific . she has a great sense of humor and made the experience great
Gregg R.
Over 10 years as a patient, Me and my family have enjoyed exceptional consistent professional services from America dental center. Orthodontist (Dr. Ram) and his team and rest of the other dentistry […]
AZEEZ O.
I always have a great experience when Kiersten cleans my teeth. The wait time was great along with the in and out time. The only issue I have is scheduling an appointment, only because Saturdays are […]
Floyd A.
Keisha was very professional and friendly, clean practice techniques and knowledgeable of equipment and patient safety. Reasonable wait time to be seen and evaluated would highly recommend
Sonet T.
Great dental practice very professional and clean
Khadijah M.
Everything was so smooth upon check in. The staff is amazing especially Kiesha. She took the time to explain the procedure and was very patient when I asked questions. The facility is also very clean […]
Ruth O.
My husband and I had appointments for 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on August 30th, 2017. As soon as we walked in the Patient Administrator was very cordial and personable and confirmed the reason for our […]
Nancy M.
Dr. Ponquinette was amazing!!! I was terrified about getting my tooth extracted and was worried that it would be painful. But with his caring and humorous personality, he made the whole process quick […]
Fedeline F.
Keisha made my x-ray experience wonderful, especially first thing in the morning. Would definitely recommend American Dental to friends and family.
JAF 9.
I had a wonderful experience here. Lovely service. Will recommend anyone to come here for service.
Sharif C.
I was a new patient but left feeling comfortable!
Ronak P.
Everyone was pleasantly polite. I was nervous about seeing the surgeon, but they calmed me down. Plus, the surgeon was so quick I didn’t realize he was finished. I’ve been going to you […]
Yvonne W.
i have been going here for 20 yrs or more .Everyone is friendly and makes you feel,welcomed as soon as you walk into the door . I love everyone here and never once did I have a bad experience . I […]
Lorraine L.
Kerstin is amazing! Makes a dentist visit as pleasant as possible. The whole staff is great!
Liliana E.
We love Dr.Ram he always listens to all our concerns and most important he does not take all day on our visits
Ciarra B.
Excellent!!!
Cynthia M.
Wonderful
Barbara W.
Had a great experience with Keisha the x ray technician and my Hygenist Maria. Maria is the reason I continue to come back. Great hours!!
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