Delivering Strong, Beautiful Smiles to Dental Crown Candidates
When you have a tooth that is affected by decay or trauma, it can do more than undermine your ability to speak and chew. Damaged teeth can detract from the balance of your bite, threatening the health of surrounding teeth, and one of your most memorable assets – your smile. If you have a tooth that is structurally weakened, or has perceivable cosmetic imperfections, you may need a dental crown. These restorations are traditionally placed over a compromised tooth to provide support, while also improving its appearance. The dentists of Great Long Island Dental can help dental crown candidates restore their oral health at their Long Island, NY, practice. To learn more about whether one of our custom-crafted crowns is right for you, please contact us today.
How a Dental Crown Can Benefit You
Also known as a cap, a dental crown provides protection and stability to a tooth's compromised structure. A dental crown is a very versatile treatment, and can be used to:
- Seal a tooth after root canal treatment
- Cap a dental implant to fill a gap in your smile
- Conceal aesthetic imperfections, like cracks, chips, or severe staining or discoloration
- Secure a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth or teeth
Am I a Candidate?
Due to their numerous applications, dental crowns can address a wide array of issues and concerns. Virtually any patient with a tooth that has suffered significant damage to its strength, structure, or aesthetics can be candidate for a crown. You are likely a good candidate for crowns if you have:
- A tooth that has been undermined by decay or erosion, and is at risk for incurring additional damage
- Moderate to severe cases of tooth decay that cannot be properly addressed with a less comprehensive therapy, such as a dental filling, inlay, or onlay
- A tooth with a dead nerve due to an injury
- Decreased oral function, such as difficulty speaking or eating, as a result of dental damage
- Fractures or chips resulting from trauma
- Cosmetic concerns such as small or misshapen teeth
- A tooth with a filling or crown that has become dislodged or damaged
If we determine a crown is the right treatment for you, your dentist will clean the tooth and reshape it, providing a secure foundation for the restoration. Using our state-of-the-art CEREC® technology, your dental crown can often be created and placed in just one appointment. Our same-day crowns are crafted from the finest porcelain to blend seamlessly with the shade and shape of your natural teeth.
Other Treatment Options
For patients with multiple restorative and cosmetic concerns, your dentist may suggest additional procedures to be combined with your dental crowns. If you suffer from missing teeth, for example, you may choose an implant-supported crown for a long-term restorative solution. By creating a treatment plan that meets your unique requirements, we can help you achieve a smile that is healthy and attractive.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To learn whether you can benefit from a dental crown, reach out to us today and schedule your appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
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