Whether you need to replace an existing cap or have a tooth that needs a dental crown, Summit, NJ dentist Dr. Rajeev Upadya can create a custom dental crown that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Tooth crowns are one of the restorative dentistry treatments we provide to new and existing patients in Summit, NJ. Dr. Upadya will recommend the most appropriate type of dental crown for your dental health and cosmetic needs.
For the most natural look and feel, Dr. Upadya prefers porcelain dental crowns because they are extremely well fitting and virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dental crowns can be color matched to blend seamlessly with your smile for beautiful results.
Dr. Upadya, a Summit, NJ dentist, may recommend a dental crown for any of the following dental problems or cosmetic concerns:
- After a root canal
- Restore a tooth with a large cavity
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve the appearance of misshaped or crooked tooth
- Cover a stained or discolored tooth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Other cosmetic dentistry goals
About Dental Crowns Process
Initial Visit –Dr. Upadya will conduct a thorough examination of your overall dental health. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, they will look for signs of decay, stress and instability that could compromise your results.
This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function. Your Summit, NJ dentist will discuss the various options you have for a dental crown and help you make the best choice.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Upadya will prepare the tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. With CEREC® technology, the need for a temporary tooth cap is not necessary.
Dr. Upadya will take digital images of the prepared tooth and create a digital 3-D model of the new dental crown. These images are used to fabricate a comfortable, beautiful and natural functioning dental crown using our onsite dental laboratory equipment.
Final Restoration – For patients receiving a dental crown using CEREC® technology, their restoration will be created while they wait. In just one visit to our Summit, NJ dentist office, you will be fitted with your final dental crown restoration.
Once you and Dr. Upadya are happy with the fit, look, and position of the crown, it will be bonded to the tooth and polished. Patients are able to enjoy the immediate results.
Using sophisticated E4D technology, Dr. Upadya is able to complete most dental crown procedures in a single visit. The E4D uses CAD/CAM capabilities to design and create a custom fit porcelain dental crown. Same-day dentistry saves the patient time and money and allows their tooth to remain protected and fully functional. The crown will fit more precisely and the patient will not have to wear a temporary crown.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns in our Summit, NJ dentist office, Call us at 973-241-5169 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Upadya. Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry is currently welcoming new patients.