Dental mperfections, be they chips or cracks, teeth that are misshapen, or teeth with significant decay, are serious issues. Not only do they impact the quality of your smile, but they can also lead to complications in your oral and overall health. At National Dental East Meadow, we can help to restore the beauty and the health of your teeth with dental crowns.
Caps for Your TeethA crown is essentially a “cap” that is designed to fit over a damaged or otherwise compromised, tooth, covering the entire tooth above the gum line. It has the important job of protecting the tooth by providing an alternative to extraction, allowing the tooth to stay rooted within its socket. The crown helps to hold the tooth together, provide it with strength, and protect it from any bacterial invasions.
What are Dental Crowns Made Of?Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials:
Placing Your Dental CrownThe procedure for placing dental crowns is rather simple. We start by preparing the affected tooth. This involves removing some of the enamel of the tooth, effectively creating room for the restoration to fit in naturally amongst your surrounding teeth. Trimming your enamel is done under a local anesthetic. Once the tooth is prepared, we then take a mold of your mouth. The mold is used to design, and then fabricate your custom crown. When ready, the crown is cemented into place.
Dental Crown CareCaring for your dental crown is no different from caring for the rest of your natural teeth. The material can, and should, be brushed and flossed on a daily basis. You should avoid biting and chewing on anything too hard, such as ice or your fingernails, as these can damage the ceramic. It is also important to maintain your regular dental exams. During your exams, we will make sure to check the condition of your crown and make sure that it is not damaged in any way.
Benefits of Dental CrownsCrowns offer numerous benefits:
Dental crowns are an excellent restorative option to give you back your smile and protect the health of your mouth. Contact National Dental East Meadow today at (516) 962-2292 to schedule your consultation!