Dental Crowns In Mullica Hill
What is a Porcelain Crown?
When a tooth is fractured or decayed and can’t be repaired by a filling, a dental crown provides protection and strength by completely covering the top part of the tooth. Our expert dentist, Dr. Raines, ensures your porcelain crown is the appropriate size, shape and color to perfectly match your surrounding teeth.
Key Benefits of a Porcelain Crown:
- Support misshapen or fractured tooth
- Looks perfectly natural
- Hides tooth discoloration
- Restores smile and ability to chew
- Is long-lasting with proper care
What does the procedure entail?
During your first appointment, the decay is removed, the tooth is reduced in size, and Dr. Raines takes an impression to create the final crown.
Before the final crown’s placement, a temporary tooth is placed to protect the reduced tooth, so you can eat normally. A week or two after your initial appointment, the final crown is placed during a second appointment.
Does it hurt to get a crown?
No. Dr. Raines numbs the area with local anesthesia. After the procedure, as the anesthesia wears off, you may experience discomfort, but this can be easily alleviated with over-the-counter pain medications.
What materials are used to make my crown?
To craft your crown, we use either porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. We recommend high-strength porcelain and gold materials to treat serious dental problems.
Do crowns stain?
As dental crowns are highly similar to natural teeth, they can be stained over time by smoking or various foods. For example, if you drink coffee, tea or red wine, it’s best to brush your teeth (and crown!) immediately after.
How long does a crown last?
A dental crown lasts 5-20 years, depending on several factors: it’s location in your mouth, the materials used to fabricate your crown and how well you take care of it.
How to Care for Your Crown
Crowns are just like your natural teeth in the sense that they need to be brushed twice and flossed once a day. No extra or special care is needed!
Learn More About Porcelain Crowns
If your existing crown is bothering you or your tooth is extremely worn down, we encourage you to schedule an appointment. Dr. Raines will professionally evaluate your tooth or crown and work with you to find the best treatment option for your financial and oral health needs.