If a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a filling cannot effectively repair the tooth’s structure and strength, our dentist may recommend a restoration called a crown. Sometimes referred to as a cap, a dental crown entirely covers the tooth and mimics the tooth’s optimal shape and size. Because crowns are very versatile, they can be used to serve a number of restorative and cosmetic purposes. Dr. Marlayna Best may recommend this kind of restoration to:

  • Cover a dental implant
  • Strengthen a tooth that is weakened or cracked
  • Protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
  • Enhance the appearance of a severely darkened or stained tooth
  • Support a large filling when little natural tooth structure is left
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Improve the appearance and function of an irregularly shaped tooth

Dental crowns are custom made from molds and impressions of your smile for a precise, comfortable restoration. Based on your desires, a crown can be created from gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; many patients prefer all-porcelain crowns for their natural-looking aesthetic. For more information about getting a dental crown in Newton, New Jersey, we invite you to contact us today at Best Dental Care NJ, LLC.