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Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry in Bernardsville, NJ

Dental crowns protect a weak or irregular tooth but preserve the natural root and structure to help you maintain optimal oral health. At Proud to Smile Dentistry in Bernardsville, New Jersey, Patricia Swaintek-Lamb, DMD, Karima West, RDH, and the team offer durable, attractive crowns. Call today to make your appointment to learn more about dental crowns, or use this website to book your visit online. 

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a type of restoration. They act like caps that replace the visible portion of your natural tooth. Crowns are made from different materials, including porcelain fused to metal or all porcelain. 


Dental crowns are appropriate for damaged or irregular teeth. They cover your natural tooth, providing strength and protection, so the bone stays intact. 


Crowns look just like your natural teeth and function like them, too. You can smile, chew, and speak with confidence when you have a dental crown. Dr. Swaintek-Lamb uses her attention to detail and passion for aesthetically-pleasing results to ensure your crown fit and appearance.

Why would I need a dental crown?

Dental crowns effectively treat many tooth concerns. Dr. Swaintek-Lamb may recommend a crown to:


  • Protect a worn-down tooth
  • Complete a root canal procedure
  • Cover a weakened tooth from multiple previous treatments
  • Stop additional damage to a chipped or cracked tooth
  • Improve the look of a discolored tooth


Dental crowns also top off a dental implant to make it attractive and functional. 

What does a dental crown entail?

Before getting a dental crown, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb assesses your oral health to determine if any dental or gum issues should get treated before you receive your restoration.


The first stage in the dental crown process involves removing part of your natural tooth to make room for your new crown. Dr. Swaintek-Lamb numbs the treatment area before this step. 

She then makes impressions of your tooth to send to a lab, where your crown gets created. She places a temporary crown until the permanent one comes in. 


At your next visit, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb removes and replaces the temporary crown with your customized crown. She ensures the fit is comfortable before bonding it securely into place. She adjusts the bite and makes sure it feels like a natural part of your smile.


You take care of a crown the same way you do your natural teeth. Brush twice daily, floss, and get regular professional cleanings to keep it pristine and functioning.


If you need a dental crown, contact Proud to Smile Dentistry by calling today or using the online booking feature to make an appointment.