Dental Crown Rockland County NY

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile solutions in modern dentistry. Dentists use them to address a wide range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry concerns. A crown acts as a “cap” to cover extensive areas to damage, decay, or an exposed portion of the tooth. Placing a custom-designed crown offers a natural-looking, long-lasting result. Cosmetic Dentistry Associates can provide you with a custom dental crown in Pomona, NY.

Our trusted team of dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates offer years of combined training and advanced techniques in restorative dentistry. Dr. Peter Auster along with Dr. Frances Tang have been recognized for their high quality work in restorative dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, and cosmetic dentistry.

Our Pomona dentist office is committed to dental excellence and aims to deliver the dental care you need. Our team works with you every step of the way to ensure your restorative needs are met. Visit our Pomona, NY, dentist office to explore your treatment options and get a step closer to a healthier, more stunning smile.

Dental crowns in Pomona, NY New York

Why Do I need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown can address many concerns. Dr. Auster or Dr. Tang will examine your teeth and may suggest a dental crown to restore your smile. This dental prosthesis can address restorative and cosmetic dentistry issues. Our goal is to help you address any dental concerns you may have through personalized solutions and excellent patient care.

We use crowns to address these key concerns:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • For cosmetic improvement of an unsightly tooth
  • Stabilize a tooth after a root canal
  • Restore a dental implant

The Benefits of Using Porcelain Dental Crowns

In many cases, we will use a porcelain dental crown because of its natural appearance and durability. This type of crown provides our patients with many benefits.

Porcelain offers the most natural-looking results. It is made of layers of fine ceramic materials that match natural tooth enamel almost perfectly. This will help the crown blend in better with your surrounding teeth.

A porcelain dental crown is also highly durable and stain-resistant even though it is free of all types of metal. It will last for many years if taken care of properly. Since it is metal-free, you will not have discoloration along the gums like metal dental caps.

Porcelain crowns match the size, shape, and color of teeth, giving you a beautiful, bright smile. If you have a metal crown, we can replace it with a porcelain cap to blend in better with your surrounding teeth.

What is an Implant-Supported Crown?

Modern dentistry has brought many diverse solutions for patients who are missing one or more teeth. We can replace a missing tooth using a dental implant and dental crown. The process to get this type of dental restoration involves a surgical procedure and may cost more. However, it offers several advantages over other single-tooth replacements.

An implant-supported crown closely mimics a natural tooth in both appearance and function. There are two main components: the dental implant and the crown.

The dental implant is a titanium post that your dentist will need to surgically place in your jawbone. The post will fuse to the bone, essentially becoming part of the bone itself. Here, it will serve as an artificial tooth root and the platform to support the custom cap.

A dental crown supported by an implant will stimulate jawbone growth and prevent bone loss, a common occurrence after tooth loss. It will also preserve the health of adjacent teeth by avoiding the need to grind them down to place a dental bridge. It will provide a long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing solution to tooth loss. They are considered the gold standard for single-tooth replacement due to their durability, functionality, and natural appearance.

The Dental Crown Process

During your visit, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth to determine if a dental crown is right for you.

The entire dental crown process will require 2-3 visits to our office. During your first visit, we will prepare the affected tooth and take impressions. We will color match and shape a custom dental crown to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. During the fabrication phase, we will create a temporary crown which will stay on your teeth until your custom crown is ready.

At your next appointment, we will remove your temporary crown carefully clean the tooth. We then place your custom crown on the affected tooth. To ensure a beautiful result, we gently polish your new crown and make any necessary adjustments.

A custom and well place dental crown can last many years with proper care. It is important to care for your dental crown just as you would your natural teeth. We will provide any necessary aftercare instructors to help you care for your new smile.

Dental Crown FAQs

If you need a dental crown, we understand that you may have many questions and considerations. Please read through our frequently asked questions about crowns to find more essential information. We hope this helps you make a better decision about your dental health. If you have further questions, please contact our office for more guidance.

Is getting a dental crown painful?

No. The dentist will numb the tooth so that there is no pain during the crown preparation. The process is like getting a dental filling. Your tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold foods for a couple of hours, but temporary sensitivity will go away.

Do I really need a dental crown after a root canal?

Almost every tooth will need a dental crown following a root canal. Without structural reinforcement, your tooth becomes very susceptible to further decay, fractures, and tooth damage. our tooth may also develop permanent sensitivity to hot and cold foods.

What if my dental crown falls out?

If your crown falls out, do not attempt to put it back in, or reattach it with glue. Trying to reattach it yourself may cause more issues and severe pain. Keep it in a safe place and call us immediately. Refrain from using your tooth until you have visited us for a replacement.

Can I eat after getting a crown?

You can eat an hour after you receive your dental crown. Do not eat any hard, crunchy, or chewy foods. Eating soft foods will prevent damage to your crown and minimize discomfort. You can begin to introduce harder foods 24 or more hours after treatment.

Will my new dental crown look natural?

Yes, because our office uses crowns made of porcelain materials, your new dental restoration will blend in with your smile. We take dental impressions of your teeth to create a custom dental that is the correct shape, size, and shade.

Will flossing loosen a crown?

No, flossing will not loosen a dental crown. However, if you do not floss or brush properly, your crown can loosen due to gum disease or tooth decay. Harmful bacteria can effect the teeth and gums surrounding your crown, eventually affecting the tooth underneath the crown if the infection is not properly treated.

Schedule a Dental Exam and Consultation Today for a Dental Crown in Pomona, NY

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns, visit Cosmetic Dental Associates. Our team of dentists can work with you to find the best solution for your smile. The dental team at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates can provide you with a custom dental crown in Pomona, NY that will blend in perfectly with your smile. To schedule an appointment, call (845) 241-0656 or request an appointment online.