Dental crowns are caps that cover the entire tooth surface, restoring its shape and size. Dental crowns can be used for various purposes. They can be used for restorative purposes, such as being attached to a dental implant, protecting a weak tooth from breaking, or supporting a large filling. They can also be used for cosmetic reasons, such as improving the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth. At Canarsie Dental Office, we offer dental crowns that are made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, and gold.
Types of Dental Crowns
- Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Crowns
These crowns are a combination of metal and porcelain. They are known for their durability and strength. However, the crown's porcelain portion may chip or break off over time.
These are the most durable dental crowns in Brooklyn, NY. They are ideal for back teeth because they can withstand chewing forces. However, they are noticeable because of their metallic color.
These crowns are the most aesthetically pleasing, as they can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth.
Gold crowns are durable and robust, making them ideal for back teeth. They are often recommended for molars because they can withstand chewing pressure. However, they are more expensive than other types of crowns.
Procedure for Getting a Dental Crown
Getting a dental crown usually requires two visits to the dentist’s office. During the first visit, our dentist in Brooklyn, NY, will numb the area and then file down the tooth to make room for the crown. An impression will be taken of the tooth and sent to the lab, where the crown will be made. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth to protect it. At the second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent one will be put in place.
A dental crown can last for many years with proper care. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and seeing our dentist for regular checkups and cleanings are essential. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, your crown should last for many years.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Restoring the shape and function of the tooth
- Improving the appearance of the tooth
- Protecting the tooth from further damage
- Strengthening the tooth
- Preventing further decay or infection
- Providing support for bridges or dentures
If you are considering getting a dental crown, visit the Canarsie Dental Office at 9626 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 11236, or call 718-251-4444 to determine which type of crown is right for you.