Middletown Dental
Dr. Pradeep Sukumar, DMD, MPH

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

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At Middletown Dental, we want you to be an active participant in achieving and maintaining your oral health, and we understand that you may have questions about your treatment. We welcome your questions, and we’ve included answers here to some of the questions we hear most. If you find that your question isn’t answered here, please feel free to contact our office.

Crowns and Bridges

dental crown | middletown dental | middletown njSeveral steps are involved with getting a new dental crown. The entire process typically requires two visits that take place over about two weeks.

Here’s what’s involved with getting a dental crown at our Middletown, NJ dental office:

Planning Your Dental Crown

The first step in the process is to prepare your tooth by reshaping it so your natural tooth will fit properly. Next, we take dental impressions that we use to create a model of your teeth. Before we send the model off to the dental lab that fabricates your custom crown, we’ll also use it to create a temporary crown for you to wear while you wait.

Steps to Place Your Dental Crown

It usually takes about two weeks for the dental lab to customize your new crown. When we receive the dental crown back from the lab, we’ll arrange an appointment so we can place it on your tooth.

Dr. Sukumar will check that the crown meets our specifications and fits comfortably over your tooth. He will make any adjustments for fit and to ensure that your teeth correctly meet when you bite down.

The final step is to polish the crown and cement it onto your tooth. You’ll leave our dental office with a natural-looking restoration that restores your oral health and enhances your appearance.

If you’re ready to learn more about getting dental crowns in Middletown, NJ, please call us to arrange an appointment.

Dental crowns in Middletown, NJ can work alone or as part of tooth replacement. On their own dental crowns are used to:

#1 Crown a Damaged Toothman sitting in dental chair

Because our dental crowns are colored and shaped to match your smile, your dentist near me can use them to save a damaged tooth from extraction. The crown covers the tooth, creating a buffer zone between your bite and the injured tooth.

#2 Crown a Flawed Tooth

A dental crown can also conceal a cracked discolored, or flawed tooth, allowing you to smile with confidence.

#3 Work in Tooth Replacement

A dental crown works with a dental implant in Middletown, which is a tooth replacement root. When the replacement root integrates with your jawbone after several months, your dentist caps it with a dental crown.

A dental bridge is a restorative tooth placed between dental crowns. The crowns cap healthy teeth on either side of the smile gap. This allows the restoring tooth to fill in the gap.

For Quality Dental Crowns Near Me, Contact Us

If you have a damaged or flawed tooth, or if you’re considering tooth replacement, give us a call today.

Dr. Sukumar and Dr. Conti provide quality dental implants to patients everywhere, including our neighbors in Middletown, New Monmouth, Belford, Keyport, and Union Beach.

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