Crowns are one of the most common restorations available today. At Prosthodontic Associates of Long Island, we specialize in these appliances because they are time-tested and effective solutions. Whether you have a problematic or missing tooth, our restorative treatments can get your smile back on track!
What Is a Crown?
A dental crown is a full-coverage appliance that improves the function and cosmetics of a badly damaged tooth. We may recommend a crown to:
In the past, crowns were usually made from metal. These days, patients have more options than ever before. Many people choose porcelain crowns due to their superior aesthetics. The type of crown you receive depends on the location of the tooth and your desired results.
To place a crown, the tooth in question must be completely reshaped. After we reshape the tooth, we will take an impression, which we use to fabricate your final crown. Once your final crown is ready, we will permanently bond it to the tooth.
Ceramic crowns are made entirely of ceramic and are the most aesthetic option available. While not as strong as metal, ceramic can stand up to most normal daily use. The ceramic also mimics the color and light reflection properties of your natural tooth enamel, making it look just like the rest of your real teeth
After You Receive Your Crown
Once your restoration is in place, we will give you a detailed set of post-operative instructions. Thanks to advancements in technology and technique, both procedures are considered relatively minor. Most patients experience very little pain or discomfort during and after their procedure.
You should be able to treat your crown as you would your natural teeth. Be sure to implement a good oral hygiene routine to prevent potential complications. Regular checkups and professional cleanings are also an important part of your oral health. With the proper care, your new restorations should last for many years!
Schedule an Appointment
If you have a damaged, decayed, or missing tooth, a crown may be the ideal solution. Call 516-627-0999 to schedule your appointment today!