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Do you ever wonder what a dental crown is? If so, you are not alone. Dental terminology is not something everyone is familiar with, which is why our team here at Simple Smiles Dentistry in Patterson, New Jersey, is happy to give you some information you need to know about dental crowns.

Dental crowns are custom-built to cover a tooth to restore it to proper health and size. There are many reasons a dental crown might be needed to restore a damaged or discolored tooth. Some reasons include cavities from tooth decay that become too large to fill, cracked or chipped teeth, a tooth that has become weak and any other reason your dentist may need to place a crown over a tooth to protect it and keep it safe.

Dental crowns can be designed and colored to match your existing teeth, so only your dentist would know it was there. The good news is your dental crown is not subject to tooth decay, however, your surrounding teeth are, so brushing and flossing are still needed to take proper care of your crown and oral health.

Do you still have questions or would like to know if a dental crown is a great option for you? If so, please call us today at 973-977-8181 to set up an appointment. Our amazing staff is happy to assist your smile in any way we can.