The Dental Crown Process

Watch this video by Dr. Bruce Fine, an experienced New Jersey implant dentist, as he explains the steps involved in replacing missing teeth with sturdy artificial teeth.

Receiving a dental crown is generally a comfortable process, according to feedback from my patients. We take great care to ensure your comfort, especially when administering the numbing agent. Most patients report not feeling anything during this step, as we prioritize your well-being and aim for a fantastic overall experience. In cases where a deep cavity is present, and it’s in close proximity to the tooth’s nerve, we take measures to address this situation and avoid the need for a root canal. While you may experience some sensitivity or inflammation in the innermost part of your tooth, we work to eliminate this discomfort. Our process involves preparing the tooth for a crown, which essentially acts as a protective shell that covers the tooth. To prepare your tooth, we remove a very thin layer from the sides and top, akin to renovating the siding and roof of a house.

Following this, we take an impression to create a temporary crown, which provides excellent functionality. I’d like to note that while I used to attempt same-day crowns, I’ve found that conventional crowns, crafted by specialized laboratories, tend to be longer-lasting and of higher quality. In summary, most individuals find the crown placement procedure comfortable. Discomfort may arise primarily in cases of deep decay, leading to inflammation in the central region of the tooth, known as the canal or the doughnut hole when viewed horizontally. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to come in and discuss them with us. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.


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Hailing from Wayne, NJ, Dr. Bruce Fine is deeply rooted in our community. He is an alumnus of Lafayette Elementary School, Anthony Wayne Junior High, and Wayne Valley High School. Subsequently, he pursued his higher studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. In 1984, Dr. Fine earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Three years later, in 1987, he founded his private practice, Fine Dental Care.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Fine passionately offers his expertise to the community.

Additionally, he is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club and volunteers for the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in Wayne, NJ.

We invite you to experience the exceptional care of Dr. Fine and our skilled team at Fine Dental Care. Reach out to us to book your next dental appointment.

Dr. Fine’s extensive experience extends to being an Invisalign provider for over a decade. Committed to lifelong learning, he undertakes more than 75 hours of continuous education annually, focusing on areas like Mini Dental Implants, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. Notably, Dr. Fine pioneered the Pinhole Surgical Technique on the east coast and has been proficiently handling All-on-X dental implants for over a decade.

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