Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  

Dentist - Galloway
529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
May 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns  

Dental CrownsEach of your teeth serves a unique function in biting, chewing, speaking, and, of course, smiling. What's your best dental restoration option when a tooth suffers injury, deep decay, infection, or is very malformed? It's the dental crown from your Galloway, NJ, dentists at Seaview Dental Arts--Dr. Bhavin Patel, Dr. Daniel Ciechanowski, and Dr. Walter Finken. Made from a realistic and durable porcelain, dental crowns cover, reshape, and protect damaged teeth so you have a complete smile.

Do you need a crown?

If one of your teeth has an odd shape or has sustained damage from multiple cavities or an abscess, your Galloway dentist may be able to save it by placing a dental crown, or cap, over the healthy portions. Made at a trusted dental lab according to your dentist's instructions and impressions of your tooth, a crown helps preserve oral function, root structure and surrounding bone and gums. Porcelain is the preferred material for today's lifelike and durable dental crowns.

Your dentist will inspect your tooth and surrounding gum tissue and also take X-rays to examine its roots and the jaw bone. Sometimes, a tooth requires root canal therapy to removed inflamed and infected pulp before the doctor covers it with a porcelain crown.

Other uses for crowns include restoration of dental implants (artificial teeth rooted in the jaw bone) or support for fixed bridgework which spans smile gaps composed of one or more missing teeth.

Care and lifespan

How long your crown lasts depends largely on how you take care of it. This means careful brushing twice a day according to American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines. Also, you must floss around your crown to remove harmful plaque which leads to gum disease.

If you clench or grind your teeth, your crown may wear out prematurely. However, a customized bite guard can cushion those excessive forces, allowing your crown to have the usual lifespan of about a decade (or even longer).

Preserve your smile

Great alternatives to tooth loss, dental crowns reliably restore smiles. If you have a tooth with multiple fillings or troublesome symptoms such as sensitivity, pain or discoloration, please contact Seaview Dental Arts right away for an appointment. Dr. Patel, Dr. Ciechanowski, or Dr. Finken will help you decide your best course of treatment. Call (609) 652-9020.


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529 S. New York Rd.,
Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-9020

(609) 652-9020