Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth following treatment, or to replace missing teeth in conjunction with a dental implant. Dental crowns are customized restore both function and aesthetic beauty to your smile. Drs. Brian Hirschfield and Devan Berry can provide dental crowns at their office in Lakeville, NY. If you have a tooth that is damaged or badly decayed, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.
Anyone who has experienced dental trauma, advanced decay, or loss of a single tooth can be a candidate for dental crowns. Candidates should be in good oral health . Gingivitis, periodontal disease, and other conflicting conditions may need to be addressed with restorative treatments before a dental crown can be placed.
During a consultation with Dr. Hirschfield, you can learn more about whether dental crowns are a suitable restoration option for your smile.
Oral Health Benefits
Dental crowns are often the best treatment for damaged, decayed, and missing teeth. When your teeth are compromised, they are at higher risk for damage and much more extensive problems. Compromised teeth also disrupt the balance of your bite, which can lead to a host of other painful symptoms. Dental crowns protect your tooth from further damage by serving as a barrier, and help maintain the balance of your bite.
Anyone who has experienced dental trauma, advanced decay, or loss of a single tooth can be a candidate for dental crowns.
Teeth with discoloration and other imperfections can be covered or replaced by dental crowns, restoring a dazzling smile. Dental crowns made of porcelain can be matched to the color of other teeth to naturally blend into your smile. Many patients choose to undergo teeth whitening in conjunction with their crown placement to achieve a brighter overall smile.
Kinds of Dental Crowns
A variety of strong and realistic-looking materials can be used to create dental crowns. We work with an advanced dental laboratory to create crowns that protect and enhance your smile. We offer traditional metal, zirconia, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), and IPS e.max®. During a consultation, we can help you decide which type of crown is right for you.
Creating and Placing Dental Crowns
Crowns are often placed in combination with other restorative and cosmetic treatments. During your first visit, we perform any necessary treatment to remove decay or damaged portions of the tooth. Next, we take impressions and other measurements of your teeth to design the right custom crown for you. Your tooth will be reshaped at this time to accommodate your new crown. You will be fitted with a temporary crown so you can continue to eat and speak as normal while your crown is being manufactured.
During the second visit, dental crowns are placed and secured with dental cement for lasting security and aesthetic beauty. Your new dental crown will function and appear just like your teeth teeth, and can be brushed and flossed immediately after placement.
Dental crowns restore function and strength while allowing you to smile with confidence again. To learn more about whether dental crowns should be a part of your next dental procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation.