Corbin Dental in Bayside, NY offers all types of dental crowns. Commonly referred to as a ‘dental cap’, a dental crown will fit right over a prepared tooth. Thus becoming the new outer layer of the tooth. It’s a permanent restoration that takes care of many cosmetic and restorative dental concerns.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a fixed prosthetic restoration that we use to restore a damaged tooth. It will cover the entire tooth like a cap and is permanent after treatment. Corbin Dental places dental crowns for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. It will take two visits to our Bayside, NY dentist office to place the tooth cap.
We fabricate dental crowns with impressions of your teeth to ensure a custom fit. We will permanently cement it into place. Our dentists recommend crowns for restorative and cosmetic reasons including:
- Strengthen and protect a tooth after root canal therapy
- Protect a weak tooth, broken tooth or cracked tooth
- Replace an old, large cavity that needs replacement
- Help attach a dental bridge
- As part of the dental implant process to replace a single tooth
- Cover and whiten yellow or severely stained teeth
- Disguise misshaped or crooked tooth
- Hide gaps in between teeth
- Lengthen teeth that appear too short, worn, or small
Why Choose a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are so popular mainly because of the variety of issues they can treat. Because they are a permanent restoration, they last for a long time. Crowns don’t require any special care either. Simply make sure you’re following a normal oral healthcare routine. Brush and floss at least twice a day and visit your dentist every six months. Crowns are durable and stain-resistant, so you should be able to live a pretty normal life.
Because the crown goes completely over a tooth, it protects the tooth from developing tooth decay. It’s ideal for cosmetic problems because you won’t be able to see a misshapen tooth or tooth discoloration. Preserving the natural tooth structure as much as possible is best for oral health. We want to avoid the problems that can come from tooth loss.
The Dental Crown Process
The dental crown process will require several trips to our Bayside, NY dentist office. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if a tooth crown is right for you. After that, they will prepare a customized treatment plan that addresses your health concerns as well as your cosmetic goals.
During your first crown appointment, your dentist will first need to prepare your tooth. If needed, they will remove the old tooth crown or dental filling. We will then remove the decay or damaged portion, as well as enough of the tooth structure to accommodate the tooth cap.
At this appointment, our dentist will also take dental impressions. We will provide you with a temporary crown to protect the tooth. This will allow the tooth to function normally while we wait for the final fabricated restoration.
You will return to our Bayside, NY dentist office in about two to three weeks once we receive your dental crown from the lab. Your dentist will remove the temporary dental crown then attach the new, customized crown. Our dentist will make the necessary adjustments to assure a comfortable fit before we attach the crown to the tooth.
Your dental crown is custom-made to blend in naturally with the rest of your smile and will only require the same care as your other teeth.
A dental crown can serve many purposes, from restorative to cosmetic, providing years of healthy and beautiful smiles. Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin place dental crowns using the highest quality materials and advanced technology. So if you have concerns with your oral health and would like to discuss your concerns, schedule an appointment in our Bayside office for a thorough dental exam and evaluation.