Imagine you had one of your front adult teeth literally fracture right in the middle of your smile. A lot of patient’s response is to be aghast, depressed, and to hide their smiles from that point on. That scenario isn’t too far from reality, especially with America’s levels of tooth decay raising every day. Instead of gliding under the radar, trying not to be noticed in your day to day life, give yourself a self-esteem booster. A dental crown in Garden City may just be the restoration that you need! Franklin Avenue Dental Care is equipped with staff that can provide any patient—no matter how severe the dental damage—the services they need to restore their happy, healthy smiles.
What are dental crowns?
Your dentist in Garden City offers a great option for patients interested in restoring the functionality in their smile. Dental crowns are designed to completely cover or “cap” an individual tooth. Most crowns are now made of either porcelain or ceramic, both of which can be precisely matched to the color of your adult teeth, camouflaging them next to your natural teeth. Don’t worry about the past dental issues you had before you visited Franklin Avenue Dental Care. Those painful, unsightly dark spots in your smile can be covered with a pretty, pearly white dental crown!
Why might I need a dental crown?
The process of getting a dental crown installed significantly improves the tooth’s health and appearance. Crowns can be attached to dental implants to create a lifelike tooth replacement or used to improve a tooth suffering from advanced tooth decay. There are several reasons why your dentist may recommend having a crown placed, including:
- Restoring a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- Rebuilding the structure of a badly injured or fractured tooth
- Giving a discolored tooth an aesthetically pleasing makeover
- Protecting a weak tooth from the threat of a fracture
- Attaching it to a dental implant as a prosthetic
- Restoring a large area of decay that is too severe for a filling
How does my dentist install dental crowns in Garden City?
The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate office visits. One visit is for impressions and the placement of a temporary crown. The next appointment is for the placement and adjustment of the new, permanent crown.
At your first appointment, we will make sure your tooth can support a crown, then begin filing it down to prepare for the crown’s placement. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, your dentist may need to fill it in to make it large enough to receive the crown. After the tooth is filed or filled to the proper shape, your practitioner will take an impression of the tooth and send that information to a dental lab. The lab will then create the permanent crown. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a temporary crown that protects you from further discomfort until the final crown is permanently placed.
At your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed. One of our attentive dentists will position and fasten the new, permanent crown to the tooth with a special adhesive. As soon as it’s placed you’ll be reminded how refreshing it is to have a fully functional smile!
Our well-rounded team is proud to offer crowns for patients who want to reach optimal oral health and have a beautiful smile at the same time. Contact our office to see if getting a dental crown placed may be the right decision for you!