The Finishing Touch on Your New Smile
Damaged or decaying teeth can take a toll on the health and appearance of the smile. Responding to these issues is an important way to ensure that patients are able to keep their natural teeth over the course of their lifetime. Dr. Michael Bixby is pleased to offer a number of effective and natural-looking restorative dentistry options, including dental crowns, at his Red Bank, New Jersey practice. These treatments are designed to add strength to the teeth and prevent further damage and decay. Contact the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Monmouth County to learn more about porcelain dental crowns and metal-free dentistry.
Dental crowns get their name because they are placed on top of natural teeth that have been affected by damage or decay, covering them completely to restore their strength. Dental crowns can be used on a single tooth or several teeth to mask imperfections, rebuild teeth after decay, or repair damage. Crowns are also an integral part of dental bridges, serving as anchors on adjacent teeth. While all dental crowns serve the same purpose, not all dental crowns are alike. Dr. Bixby is committed to excellence in dentistry and uses only high-quality porcelain material in the creation of his dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. This is consistent with his commitment to metal-free dentistry, which solves oral health problems and improves the look of the smile simultaneously.
Patients who experience tooth decay or damage can receive porcelain dental crowns in two easy visits to Dr. Bixby’s Red Bank dental practice. During the first visit, Dr. Bixby will perform a thorough examination to get an accurate idea of the health of the mouth. If a crown is needed, he will prep the tooth by removing existing decay and removing a thin layer of enamel to make room for the dental crown. Once this is done, Dr. Bixby will take an impression of the area which will be used at the dental lab when creating the custom crown. Patients will be fitted with a temporary crown to wear during the two-week period in which the permanent restoration is being crafted. During the second appointment, Dr. Bixby will securely bond the dental crown to the remainder of the natural tooth using special cement. He will ensure a proper fit and comfortable bite, and make any adjustments necessary for the crown to blend seamlessly with the natural smile. Patients can then enjoy the strength of the dental crowns for years to come.
Dental crowns are primarily used to repair broken teeth, but offer a number of benefits to Dr. Bixby’s patients. Some of these benefits include:
When your oral health becomes compromised due to tooth decay or damage, prompt treatment is needed to ensure the total health of your smile. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Bixby uses the latest treatment techniques and most durable and beautiful materials to meet his patients’ needs. Learn how dental crowns can preserve your oral health by contacting his Red Bank, New Jersey practice today.