Braces are intended to improve the alignment of your teeth to give you an even smile. At the same time, many adults suffer other cosmetic imperfections on the teeth in their smile. This might come in the form of chips, stains or mismatched fillings. Fortunately, Dr. Coyle and Dr. Traina are well versed in a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to give you the winning smile you deserve.
The specific imperfections impairing your smile will influence the treatment strategy your dentists recommends. If the tooth has a shallow amount of natural tooth enamel, or if it’s been compromised by tooth decay or past dental work, they might recommend a porcelain dental crown.
A dental crown in Madison, New Jersey, is basically a replica of the enamel layer of the tooth cast from a ceramic, porcelain material. The crown itself is hollow so it can be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.
Drs. Coyle and Traina will start by removing the entire tooth enamel layer with a drill. Then, they will make an impression of the abutment and any corresponding teeth in your bite pattern.
The impression will be sent to a dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. Then a hard, plastic, temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.
Drs. Coyle and Traina will call you back in for a follow-up appointment when your porcelain crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be cemented directly onto the abutment.
If you have a tooth in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call 973-966-6555 to schedule an appointment at our office.