If you live in Ringwood, NJ and you are wondering what to do with a chipped or damaged tooth, you should probably give serious consideration to finding a qualified and caring dentist to help you assess and treat your situation.
If you are seeking quality dental care, consider contacting the offices of Dr. David Kahn & Dr. John Pergolizzi in Ringwood, NJ.
The fact is, if you chip, break, or otherwise damage a tooth or if you are dealing with tooth decay issues, Dr. Kahn and Dr. Pergolizzi will have a number of options that may help you. One of those options may be a dental crown.
A dental crown is a prosthetic dental device that is permanently placed over a damaged tooth to strengthen and it and restore its look and function. The crown is designed specifically for you; its purpose is not only to strengthen and restore a damaged or decayed tooth but to restore your natural looking smile.
In a crown procedure, your Ringwood dentist will take an impression of the tooth that needs to be repaired and have a ceramic or porcelain crown designed to match that tooth and the rest of your teeth. The dentist will prep your tooth by reshaping it for optimum fit.
Your dentist sends the impression to an outside laboratory that manufactures your permanent crown; in the meantime, a temporary crown is placed on your tooth until the permanent crown is ready. When your permanent crown is ready, your Ringwood dentist permanently places the crown over the tooth. The procedure is safe, quick and painless and the result is a “new” tooth that looks, feels, acts, and works like your original tooth.
Crowns can last many years before needing replacement; complications due to crown procedures are both minimal and rare. In fact, crown procedures are among the most commonly performed dental procedures done today.
For more information about how crowns can strengthen your teeth or to make an appointment with either Dr. Kahn or Dr. Pergolizzi call 973-835-3900.