Ceramic crowns can restore a heavily damaged tooth, making it look and work completely naturally again. At Lashen Dental Group in Denville, New Jersey, providers Stephen Lashen, DDS, Jessica Klein, DMD, Jason Klein, DMD, and the highly skilled dental specialists use today’s latest computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment to create custom crowns, often on the same day as your appointment. Call the office or click online booking to get started today.

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What is a ceramic crown?

A ceramic crown is a sturdy ceramic restoration that encases your entire natural tooth. You would need a ceramic crown if your tooth is:

  • Badly decayed
  • Eroded from wear-and-tear
  • Cracked
  • Broken


Ceramic crowns are also helpful in other situations. For example, if you have a severe infection in your tooth, you might need a procedure called a root canal. Following the root canal, you will probably need a crown to completely restore your tooth.

Although ceramic crowns are usually used for restoration, there are some situations where they can also be part of cosmetic dentistry procedures like smile makeovers.

Is ceramic the only crown material available?

Lashen Dental Group offers several crown materials, including:


BruxZir is a dental crown made from biocompatible zirconia. These restorations are extremely strong and chip-resistant. As with solid ceramic crowns, your BruxZir crowns match your tooth color.

IPS e.max®

IPS e.max is a dental crown made of lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. It’s a durable material that’s comparable to zirconia and pure ceramic in strength. As with ceramic and BruxZir crowns, your IPS e.max crown color matches the exact shade of your natural teeth.

Lashen Dental Group also offers metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. But patients generally get the best aesthetic and functional results with all-ceramic, BruxZir, or IPS e.max crowns. The experienced team can help you select the ideal material for your needs.

What is the dental crown process like?

The dental crown process starts with tooth reshaping. In this preparation phase, the team removes any damaged or decayed parts of the tooth. They also remove a tiny amount of your outer tooth to prepare the tooth to hold your crown. You’ll be comfortable thanks to an advanced single-tooth anesthesia delivery system called The Wand®.

After this preparation, advanced digital imaging generates the measurements needed to make your crown. In most cases, you can get a same-day crown because the digital measurements go straight to the Lashen Dental Group’s in-house lab. The lab uses the latest CAD/CAM technology to quickly make ceramic, zirconia, and glass-ceramic crowns.

In the rare situations where it takes longer to create your crown, your dentist fits you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth in the interim. Once your new crown is ready, the Lashen Dental Group team checks the fit and color to make sure it works perfectly. Then they bond the new crown to your tooth and the process is complete.

Click online booking or call Lashen Dental Group now to get your new crown.