Damaged or decayed teeth can cause discomfort, interfere with chewing and speaking, and make you feel self-conscious.
Our team of dentists at Browne Goetz & Miraglia PC places durable and lifelike dental crowns to restore a strong and comfortable smile.
Because of its hard enamel shell, a tooth is ordinarily strong enough to withstand most damage. However, severe decay, cracks, and fractures can break down this protection and leave the tooth vulnerable to infection. If a tooth is too severely damaged to repair with fillings or inlays and onlays, then a crown can both protect against infection and prevent further damage. Our porcelain restorations are placed directly over the tooth like a cap, sealing it from bacteria, reinforcing its structure, and restoring its functionality.
Although a dental crown can be made from materials such as metal, porcelain and other tooth-colored options have gained considerable popularity as both a restorative and cosmetic option. In addition to its notable durability, much of porcelain’s popularity is tied to its natural appearance. Porcelain crowns both look and feel like your other teeth, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your smile.
A Dental Crown Can Provide…
Since a dental crown covers the entire surface of the tooth, it can protect your tooth from damage and decay. Placing a crown can prevent the need for extraction.
The material used to create your dental crown is specifically designed to withstand the strength of your bite and can last up to a decade.
Dental crowns are available in several tooth-colored materials to provide you with natural-looking results that blend in with the rest of your smile.
Placing the Restoration
Receiving a crown usually requires at least two appointments to create an impression for the crown, and then to place it. During the first visit, one of our dentists will eliminate any damage or decay. Once this has been removed, he can begin carefully reshaping the tooth and gum line to create space for the crown to fit comfortably.
Once the tooth is fully prepared, your dentist will take impressions to ensure that the crown is customized to your mouth. He will also analyze your teeth to select the shade of porcelain that most closely matches your smile. We can then send your impressions and shade selection to a dental laboratory, where a skilled technician will create the restoration. The fabrication process may take one to two weeks, so your dentist will place a temporary to protect your tooth until your next visit.
Dental crowns are a simple and cost-effective way to repair the tooth and restore oral health.
When we receive your permanent, custom-designed crown, you can return for your second appointment. We will remove the temporary and put the custom crown in place to ensure that the fit is comfortable before applying a dental adhesive to bond it in place.
How long can a tooth-colored crown last?
Porcelain crowns have a 94% survival rate at 8 years!
*According to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
Combining Crowns with Other Treatments
Dental crowns are often used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. If you are missing a single tooth or you need a a tooth extracted, we can replace the root with a dental implant and restore it with a lifelike crown. This protects your bone and dental health while returning functionality to your smile. In many cases, we may recommend dental crowns as one part of a more comprehensive smile makeover.
Importance of Seeking Treatment
While many patients are nervous about receiving dental care because of potential discomfort, damaged and decayed teeth are often far more painful. They can also lead to long-term complications. Left alone, a damaged tooth can become infected and may even eventually require extraction and replacement. In addition to oral health problems, decay has also been tied to more general health concerns, including elevated rates of heart attack and stroke. While dental treatment alone cannot completely prevent these possibilities, it can go a long way in supporting your long-term health.
Why choose us for your dental care?
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED & DEDICATED GENERAL DENTIST
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BRAND-NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART DENTAL OFFICE
Browne Goetz & Miraglia PC
Our state-of-the-art dental practice has been providing high-quality care for more than 50 years. Our team of dentists is proud to be affiliated with many prestigious organizations, including:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics
For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (914) 241-1191 today.