Dental crowns are a restorative dental treatment used to cover and protect weakened, discolored, and damaged teeth. They can also be used to cap off dental implants and other dental restorations. At Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa, Dr. Haim Fedida provides durable dental crowns made of porcelain ceramic. Porcelain dental crowns not only help balance the smile but look and feel like natural teeth. Tooth crowns can change the color, shape, and durability of teeth and dental implants.
Dental Crowns in Jackson Heights, NY
To begin the dental crown treatment, we will take x-rays of the area to assess the teeth and surrounding bone. The tooth or teeth receiving the dental crown will be prepared by removing a portion of the tooth structure. This is done to ensure that the crown fits properly onto the tooth. If you have a worn or damaged tooth, we can help build it up before you receive a crown for a stable fit. Then, we take dental impressions of the teeth and color-match the crown for a seamless look.
If you are receiving a crown for your dental implant, the implant needs to be fully healed. The healing process for dental implants takes 3 to 6 months.
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are alternatives to dental crowns that cover the top of teeth. Onlays, also known as partial crowns, cover one or more of the tooth cusps. Inlays fill the area between the tooth cusps. They are also made of durable material but are best used to prevent tooth decay. Inlays and onlays may also be used to protect teeth after root canal treatment.
Dental Crown FAQs
Patients may have these common questions about dental crowns and their restorative treatment:
Do dental crowns hurt?
The tooth or teeth receiving the dental crowns are numbed during the procedure for your comfort. You may feel tooth sensitivity after the procedure, but the pain is minimal and shouldn’t last long. If you are feeling excessive pain, please contact our office for care as soon as possible.
How do dental crowns compare to dental fillings?
Dental fillings are made of composite resin and are on the inside of the tooth and within the tooth cusps. Tooth crowns fit over the entire visible portion of your tooth. Because of this, dental crowns can fix the shape and color of a tooth and support weakened teeth.
Can dental crowns fall out?
Yes, dental crowns can come loose if they are damaged or if the tooth underneath is decayed. If you notice any changes in the fit or comfort of your tooth crown, please contact our office. We will help replace your crown and treat any infection.
Receive Dental Crowns Today
Do you need a durable restoration to keep out infection and balance out your smile? Try dental crown treatment today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Fedida on our website. Contact Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa by calling 929.552.6315. We serve patients from Queens, Jackson Heights, and Brooklyn, New York.