Crowns Services offered IN Ridgewood, NJ

Crowns services offered in Ridgewood, NJ

Dental crowns are an incredibly versatile type of restoration. At Advanced Dental Care of Ridgewood, Robert A. Scherrer, DMD, and the team create beautiful and durable crowns. Many residents of Ridgewood, New Jersey, rely on the practice for outstanding care, including custom dental crowns. Booking a visit is fast and easy with online or phone options.

Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a type of restoration that covers all visible surfaces of a natural tooth. Because crowns can correct many different dental issues, they’re among the most commonly performed restorations. 

Today’s dental crowns are far more durable and attractive than the options available to previous generations. Custom dental crowns can be manufactured from porcelain-over-metal, all-porcelain, or ceramic materials. 

One of the benefits of dental crowns is the ability to preserve your bone health. Because the treatment doesn’t affect the roots of your teeth, your bone tissue continues to receive the stimulation it needs to thrive. Your dentist explains the differences between each option and helps you find the right fit for your needs and budget.

What kinds of dental issues can crowns correct?

Dental crowns have a number of uses, which is why they’re so popular. Some of the dental concerns a custom crown can correct include the following:

  • Protecting a tooth weakened by a large filling
  • Covering a worn-down tooth
  • Completing a root canal procedure
  • Strengthening a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth
  • Improving the appearance of a misshapen tooth
  • Improving discoloration that cannot be resolved through whitening

Crowns are also the visible portion of a dental implant. In this case, the crown is not attached to your natural tooth tissue.  

What happens when I come in for a dental crown?

If you and your dentist decide to move forward with a dental crown, the first step is a quick injection of numbing medication to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. 

Once you’re numb, your dentist removes a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new crown. A set of impressions provides the dental lab with the specifications needed to craft your permanent crown, and a temporary crown protects the tooth until the new one arrives. 

When you return, your dentist checks your crown for fit and appearance before cementing it into place. This completes the restoration, and your new smile is ready to share. When you come in for your subsequent dental exams, your dentist checks your crown and the rest of your teeth. 

Call the office to schedule a consultation if you have additional questions or concerns about dental crowns. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.