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Crowns (Caps)

Dr. Ronald T. Hersh Jr., D.M.D. is a specialist in crown fabrication. A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

There are several types of crowns: porcelain (tooth colored crown), porcelain fused to metal (tooth colored crown), and full gold. Before start, Dr. Hersh will help you choose the best option for you. Crowns are highly durable and will last many years, providing they are cared for properly. Crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include preparing the tooth for the crown and then taking a highly accurate mold (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown.  A temporary crown will also be fabricated, which will stay on your tooth for approximately three weeks until your final crown is fabricated.

While the tooth is numb, Dr. Hersh will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your final crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. Before final cementation, you will be given a miror to approve the final shade and shape.

You will be given home care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

Call 610-865-4222 to schedule an appointment for a consultation today!    

      

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