Crowns & Bridges Specialist

R. Craig Miller, DMD -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

The Miller Center

R. Craig Miller, DMD

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Livingston, NJ

Dental crowns and bridges are great options for restoring a damaged tooth or replacing one or more missing teeth. At The Miller Center in Livingston, New Jersey, R. Craig Miller, DMD, MAGD, FICOI, creates beautiful crowns that restore both your smile and your confidence. To learn more, schedule a one-on-one consultation today. Online booking is available, or you can always call or stop by the office to check availability.

Crowns and Bridges

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are “caps” that fit over the surface of your natural tooth to provide additional structural support and protection. Crowns are versatile dental tools that address numerous issues.

A dental crown improves teeth that are:

  • Fractured or cracked
  • Weakened by a large filling
  • Discolored
  • Severely worn down
  • Misshapen
  • Undersized

Dental crowns are the visible portion of dental implants or bridgework. Crowns serve both restorative and cosmetic functions, which is part of why they are such a popular treatment option.

What is the procedure for getting a dental crown?

The Miller Center offers same-day crowns, which means you can walk out of the office with your new smile in just two appointments. The first step involves a thorough dental exam to determine if a crown is the right treatment path. If there are any areas of decay, those need to be addressed prior to getting your new crown.

On the day of your crown appointment, a local anesthetic is administered to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Miller removes a small amount of your enamel to make room for the crown. A set of impressions or digital scans are taken to guide the creation of your custom crown.

The onsite dental lab manufactures certain types of crowns that can be created while you wait and inserted the same day. Other types of crowns are crafted in an offsite dental lab and require another appointment for installation. Once your new crown is ready, Dr. Miller checks for proper fit before cementing it into place, polishing it, and making any necessary adjustments.  

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is one or more false teeth held into place by crowns on either side of the missing tooth. A dental bridge is an affordable option for replacing one or more missing teeth.

While a well-made bridge lasts for many years, dental implants are another option that can last a lifetime. Dr. Miller sits down with you and discusses the pros and cons of each option so you can make an informed decision about your dental care.

Schedule your appointment today for a dental crown or bridge, online or over the phone.