For all of the use your teeth undergo on a daily basis, they are strong. They are not, however, impervious to harm. Damage to your teeth can happen in some different ways. When damage occurs, it can affect the appearance of your smile, and your oral health. At National Dental Williston Park, we provide dental crowns to restore your smile and protect the health of your mouth.
What are Dental Crowns?When your teeth have suffered damage, the appearance of your smile can be diminished. If the damage is severe enough, extending into the inner layer of your teeth, bacteria can get inside, which can lead to a painful infection. The damage can also worsen, causing the affected tooth to split or shatter. A dental crown is a “cap” that covers the entire visible area of your damaged tooth. It protects a compromised tooth, preventing further damage and infections, helping to avoid the need for an extraction. Some types of crowns not only restore the strength of your damaged teeth but also restore their appearance as well.
Types of Dental CrownsThere are a few different types of dental crowns:
Placing Your Dental CrownsIt takes two visits to get your dental crown. During your first visit, we prepare the affected tooth, which is done under a local anesthetic. This process involves removing a portion of the enamel from the tooth, which makes space for the crown to fit comfortably in with the rest of your smile. We then take an impression of your mouth, which is sent to a lab. There, your crown is designed and fabricated. It can take up to two weeks, so we will place a temporary crown while you wait to protect the tooth. Once your crown is ready, we check it for fit and cement it into place.
Benefits of Dental CrownsDental crowns offer numerous benefits:
With dental crowns, we can restore both the aesthetics of your smile and your oral health. For more information, or to schedule your appointment, call National Dental Williston Park today at (516) 686-9780.