Crowns Specialist

Edison Dental Health Center

David Illes, DDS

General Dentistry located in Edison, NJ

Modern dental crowns blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, so no one can tell which tooth isn’t real. Expert general and cosmetic dental specialist David Illes, DDS, performs in-office crown procedures at Edison Dental Health Center in Edison, New Jersey. If you need a crown, request an examination online. You can also call the office directly to book a crown appointment.

Crowns Q & A

Why do I need a crown?

A crown is a restorative dental treatment designed to replace a damaged or decayed tooth. You may need a dental crown if you have:

  • Deep decay
  • Cracks or fractures
  • Weakened tooth structure
  • Large filling that can’t be replaced

In many cases, a crown is the final step of a root canal treatment, too. No matter the reasoning behind your crown, they’re important for preserving your tooth and root. This can decrease your risk of extraction.

What happens during a crown treatment?

At Edison Dental Health Center, you meet directly with Dr. Illes. He has extensive experience in modern crown treatments, as well as gentle dental techniques like sedation dentistry. You won’t have to worry about pain or discomfort during your crown treatment.

Before getting started, Dr. Illes takes a few impressions of your tooth and bite. These are sent to the lab where your crown is fabricated.

Dr. Illes begins by thoroughly numbing your treatment area and administering any requested sedation (like nitrous oxide or laughing gas). Once you’re comfortable, he begins prepping your tooth by carefully drilling away decayed and damaged portions. He transforms your tooth’s shape into a sturdy foundation for your new crown.

After your tooth is prepped, Dr. Illes creates a temporary crown to protect your treated tooth. Within a few weeks, your permanent crown arrives and you come back to Edison Dental Health Center to have your new crown permanently bonded to your tooth.

How long does a crown last?  

Modern dental crowns are made of durable ceramic or porcelain materials that don’t decay. But your underlying tooth can decay if you don’t follow good oral hygiene measures, like twice-a-year dental cleanings and daily brushing and flossing.

In most cases, Dr. Illes finds that a crown can last anywhere from 5-15 years. But with proper oral hygiene, your new crown from Edison Dental Health Center can certainly last a lifetime.

At Edison Dental Health Center, you can get beautiful restorative crowns that blend seamlessly with your smile. Book your crown appointment today either online or over the phone.