Crowns Specialist

Frank Navarro, DMD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry located in Point Pleasant, NJ & Wall Township, NJ

Are cracked, stained, weak, or misshapen teeth giving you grief? If so, restore your smile and protect your teeth with dental crowns placed at the practice of Frank Navarro DMD, PA, located in Point Pleasant and Wall Township, New Jersey. Frank Navarro, DMD, and his team use top-rated technology and materials and lead with compassion and artistry. Your damaged teeth don’t have to hold you back anymore; call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped prosthetic caps that cover damaged or imperfect teeth. You can get crowns for aesthetic purposes to cover misshapen, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth. You can also get crowns for protection.

Crowns can protect cracking, fracturing, or weak teeth from further damage. They can also be used to cover teeth after a root canal.

Finally, crowns can attach to dental implants to serve as new, natural-looking teeth.

What are the steps to getting a crown?

If you’re interested in getting a crown, the first step is to go in for a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Navarro examines your tooth and the surrounding root and bone.

If he believes a crown is right for you, he then takes several impressions of your teeth, which are used to create your custom crown using the Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) system. 

In some cases, Dr. Navarro and the team may send your impressions to a trusted lab where your crown is created. If this is the case, it may take several appointments to complete your restoration. 

While your crown is fabricated, Dr. Navarro numbs the area around your tooth. Then, he removes any decay and shapes the tooth’s surface so that the crown fits. Sometimes, if you don’t have enough tooth to support a crown, Dr. Navarro builds the tooth up.

Next, after your crown has been created, Dr. Navarro bonds it in place. At this time, your dentist also checks to make sure your bite is accurate. Once the crown is in place, Dr. Navarro provides aftercare instructions.

What types of crowns are available?

The team offers you several different crown materials, including:

Porcelain fused to metal

Porcelain fused to metal crowns are strong and create a natural look. Sometimes, however, you can see a dark metal line close to your gums. Also, porcelain fused to metal crowns can wear down the teeth with which your crowned tooth comes in contact.

Zirconia

Zirconia crowns are extremely hard and durable. Additionally, they’re biocompatible, shapeable in-office, and easy to match to your natural tooth color.

All-metal

All-metal crowns, made from gold, stainless steel, or other alloys, are among the strongest crowns. You can’t color match all-metal crowns, so they’re best for your back teeth, where they’re harder to see.

Porcelain

All-porcelain crowns are a popular choice. Not only can they match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, they also work well for those who suffer from metal allergies. Porcelain crowns are beautiful and can last many years, provided you treat them well.

Is an unattractive, compromised, or painful tooth making you feel less confident or causing you discomfort? If so, restore it by investing in a dental crown. Schedule your appointment by calling the offices of Frank Navarro DMD, PA, or booking one online today.