Dental Crowns in Staten Island

Dental Crowns are an effective restorative procedure for addressing physical damage to a tooth, such as chips, cracks, and minor breaks. Sometimes referred to as “caps,” a dental crown is designed to perfectly fit your tooth and last for years. They can be made from materials like zirconia, gold, porcelain, and ceramics.

Why should you get a dental crown?

Rather than getting a more invasive procedure, such as an extraction, here are three terrific reasons to get a dental crown instead: aesthetics, durability, and longevity.

The advantage of using dental crowns is that they can be very easily tailored to the structure of a patient’s tooth. This goes a long way in improving aesthetics without the need to implant an entirely new, fabricated tooth. When crowns are constructed by a careful dentist, you can leave the dentist’s office with as great a smile as ever.

A man getting fitted for a dental crown

Crowns are also rather sturdy and durable. Getting a crown doesn’t give a patient carte blanche to resume bad habits like chewing ice or chomping on other hard substances, but you’ll be able to eat crunchy (chewable) foods again without being worried that you’ll break it.

Crowns can also last for years, assuming proper oral hygiene. The average lifespan of a crown is believed to be 10 years, but it can last decades with good tooth brushing, flossing, and regular teeth cleanings.

What is it like getting a dental crown?

The procedure itself is relatively simple. Your dental professional will numb the affected area, reduce the tooth in size by removing the enamel off the surface, get an impression of the tooth so that the crown can be sized properly, then fit you with a temporary crown while waiting for the finished permanent crown. Once the permanent crown is constructed after about a few weeks, it’s just a matter of switching the temporary crown with it.

How do you pay for a dental crown?

Paying for a crown depends on your insurance provider. While it may appear to be an expensive procedure (highly contingent upon the individual), it’s also a great investment if you consider how costly it could become to allow your teeth to worsen untreated. 

In summation, dental crowns are a solid option for patients who seek to restore a tooth that is too weak for a filling, restore a tooth that has lost over half its original structure due to decay, correct cosmetic imperfections to a tooth, and many other reasons.

Do you have questions about a dental crown?

Do you have other questions about dental crowns or believe you need the help of a dedicated dentist to help you determine how to treat your teeth? Then don’t hesitate to call the office of Dr. Marshall Skopp DMD at 718-982-5230 with all your inquiries. You can also request an appointment with us online.

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