Dental Crowns in Montclair, NJ | Cosmetic Dentist | Dr. Arthur Yeh

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are custom-fitted dental prosthetics that replace and restore damaged teeth. Also known as tooth caps, dentists place dental crowns over natural tooth structures or dental implants. When damage to a person’s teeth is almost beyond repair, the cosmetic dentistry team at Dr. Yeh and Associates uses dental crowns to make teeth appear and function “as new.”

What are dental crowns?

Typically, our dentists suggest dental crowns for patients that suffer from extensive tooth decay or damage. Dental crown patients should know that the dental crown procedure requires at least two in-person visits.

First, we prepare the tooth by removing decayed or damaged tissue and shaping the tooth to ensure proper fit. Then, we take impressions of the bite to create a mold for the dental crown, send them to our trusted dental laboratory for fabrication, and place a temporary crown made of plastic or metal.

During the second visit, we remove the temporary crown, fit the permanent tooth crown, and adjust it (as needed). Finally, we cement the dental crown to elevate the tooth’s appearance and function. 


Need More Information about Dental Crowns in Montclair, NJ?

Dental crowns are a straightforward concept, and we create dental crowns that yield the best results possible. Are you’re looking for affordable dental crowns near Montclair, Bloomfield, or surrounding areas, look no further. Book your next dental appointment at Dr. Yeh and Associates by calling (973) 338-9595 or messaging us online.

Additionally, feel free to read through our frequently asked questions about dental crowns (and make sure to write and down and bring your other questions to your next dental appointment at our Montclair, NJ, dental office): 

1. When do dentists recommend dental crowns?

A dental crown is a reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques.

Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear or due to old fillings breaking, crowns can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. Older fillings in front teeth can weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent future breakage by strengthening the tooth.  

2. How much do dental crowns cost?

Dental crown prices reflect the material chosen and which preliminary procedures are required. The material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold (PFM). Typically, front tooth crowns are made of porcelain due to improved aesthetics. Conversely, a higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat teeth in the back of the mouth (molars) that need increased durability.