Do I Really Need a Dental Crown?

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

A portrait of a young man and woman dressed nicely and smiling at the camera happily against a gray backgroundDr. Jeffrey Bellisario is an experienced dentist who is personally committed to helping each of our patients achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile. After examining the dental problem you are experiencing, he will describe any and all treatment options. If a dental crown is recommended, he will let you know if there are any possible alternatives, but generally no other restoration can provide the same advantages as a tooth crown when it comes to certain dental issues, including:

  • A broken or fractured tooth
  • A tooth weakened by decay, a large chip, or other damage
  • A severely worn tooth
  • Teeth that are misshapen or too small

Additionally, dental crowns are an integral part of dental implants and dental bridges, as well as restoration following root canal treatment.

Dental crowns are quite versatile, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. They have the ability to rebuild a tooth, both making it stronger and more attractive. The crown is matched to the color of your teeth so that it blends in seamlessly.

Perhaps you are concerned about what goes in to the process. We can tell you that dental crown planning and placement is straightforward, especially in the hands of an experienced restorative dentist like Dr. Bellisario. The process usually begins with x-rays of the mouth so that Dr. Bellisario can create the right fit and bite alignment. The tooth is prepared for placement of the crown, usually with a gentle abrasion tool to create the exact right shape for the crown to fit over the tooth. Once the permanent crown has been created, Dr. Bellisario will bond it over the tooth for a long-lasting restorative option. Our patients describe the process as painless, and we do everything we can to work the appointments into your schedule conveniently. Once complete, the crown can last 10 years or longer without needing to be replaced. You can make it last as long as possible by taking care of your teeth and protecting them from trauma.

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A dental crown can be immensely beneficial for certain dental problems. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bellisario in Ardmore, please call 610-642-7024.