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 can offer natural-looking, long-lasting results.
In many cases, we used porcelain crowns to restore your smile because it offers the most natural-looking and secure solution. Porcelain crowns will match the size, shape, and color of the teeth, giving you a beautiful, bright smile. Our goal is to help you address your dental concerns through personalized solutions and excellent patient care.
Crowns can 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
Modern dentistry has brought many diverse solutions for patients who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant will replace the missing tooth root by fusing with the jaw bone. Your dentist will then place a custom dental crown over the implant to restore full function and beauty to your smile.
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.
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
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.
Do dental crowns look natural?
Yes, because our office uses crowns made of porcelain materials, your new dental restorations will blend in with your smile. We take impressions to ensure that your crowns are 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 & Consultation Today
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. To schedule an appointment, call (845) 241-0656 or request an appointment online.