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Nearly everyone has heard of dental crowns, but not everyone knows what they are or what they do. Crowns are usually used when people end up with tooth decay, poor oral health, or other issues outside their control. They’re a very popular restorative dentistry method.

To help you understand what crowns are and whether or not you may need one, our team here at Shanker Dental in Bridgeton, New Jersey, put this piece together. Let’s take a look at this guide to dental crowns!

What are they?

Crowns are essentially what they sound like. They’re a cap or ‘crown’ for teeth that have been damaged in one way or another. Usually, crowns are used to replace the biting surface of a tooth. This happens when Dr. Bennett R. Shanker determines that your tooth isn’t salvageable any other way.

How do crowns work?

Getting a crown isn’t a terribly complicated process. The only thing that needs to happen is for the affected tooth to be ground down to an abutment. Then, after a crown has been created to specifically match the size, shape, and color of your teeth, it’s cemented into place on top of the abutment.

The crown effectively restores the function of all of your teeth, in addition to making your smile look incredible again.

If you have other questions about dental crowns, or if you think they’re right for you, call us today at 856-455-1183 to see how we can help.