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Our office is

handicap accessible.


Office Hours:

Monday | 9am - 5pm

Tuesday | Closed

Wednesday | 9am -7pm

Thursday | 9am - 5pm

Friday | 8am - 4pm

Saturday | Two per Month | Oct - June


Gay Ellstrom, Office Manager

Rosario (Pilar) LaMonaca, Administrative Assistant

Lisa Skeen, R.D.H.

Kandy Soskin, R.D.H.

Amanda Reyes, R.D.A.

Angelica Hernandez, C.D.A.




Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked, a

crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like these, a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth.


The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth will be

reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a

local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort.


Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth.

This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot

created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will

fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.


The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another

appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb

the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you

look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about

10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and

flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your


Montclair Aesthetic & Family Dentistry | 22 The Crescent | Montclair, New Jersey | Phone 973-707-2982 | Fax 973-707-2984