Sometimes teeth may become damaged due to injury or tooth decay. When this happens, the patient and their dentist must decide if the tooth can be saved and how much can be saved. A dental crown is a way to both save an existing tooth and repair it so that it can be used for biting and chewing while also maintaining the appearance of your smile.
A highly trained restorative dentist and Master Ceramist in Roslyn Heights, NY, Dr. Richard Sousa places custom dental crowns that are customized to your smile, fabricated on site and placed for a lasting result. Using high-quality ceramic materials, your dental crown will support long-term oral health while restoring function and beauty to your smile. Read on to learn about the benefits of dental crowns and how they can help restore your oral health.
1. Crowns help relieve discomfort.
Dr. Sousa often uses dental crowns to complete a restorative treatment, repairing damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, an infection of a tooth’s root, or injury to your tooth enamel such as a fracture, chip, or break, you may feel pain when you eat or drink. If the issue is severe enough, you may have constant discomfort. A dental crown can protect your tooth against further damage while also reducing sensitivity.
2. Crowns are a simple procedure.
You might think that getting dental crowns is a complicated or intense procedure. In reality, this treatment is minimally invasive and relatively straightforward. Once your enamel is cleaned and the damaged parts healthy or removed, Dr. Sousa will shape your tooth so that it can securely hold a crown. Next, he will make a crown in our on-site dental lab designed to look and feel natural so you won’t notice the crown at all. You will be given a temporary crown in the meantime. When it’s ready, Dr. Sousa will place it over your prepared tooth and it will be held in place with a strong bonding cement.
3. Crowns can restore the appearance of teeth.
Dental crowns are mainly intended to restore teeth to health and relieve dental discomfort, but they also offer numerous cosmetic benefits. Because they fit over the existing tooth, they can instantly correct discoloration, staining, misshapen teeth, crookedness, chips, cracks, fractures, and more. Therefore, they can be used to correct some purely cosmetic issues, much like porcelain veneers cosmetic bonding, however, this may not be covered by your insurance. Consult with Dr. X’s dedicated staff about what your insurance will and will not cover.
Enjoy the Benefits of Custom Dental Crowns
Roslyn Heights, NY patients looking to restore the function and beauty of their smile with custom dental crowns can schedule an appointment with Dr. Sousa online or call our office at (516) 253-6873.