Dental Crowns in Astoria Queens: Learn about Zirconia crowns
We use the finest materials to attach dental crowns. Performed by experienced dentists at our Astoria, Queens location.
When does a dentist use dental crowns or caps ? We use dental crowns in both restoration and cosmetic dental procedures. It is normally used to repair and restore teeth that have been damaged or have an element of decay or fracturing. The crowns that we use can be made from a variety of different materials. They can be full porcelain crowns which are bonded porcelain fused to the metal. We use porcelain due to its ability to appear as natural as your teeth do as crowns act as a covering for the piece of tooth that may be exposed, darkened or damaged. However we can also use crowns to replace a missing tooth and these crowns are anchored to the teeth on either side of the space.
How long will my dental crown take?
Normally a crown will require two appointments. At your first appointment the tooth is prepared using an impression mold. The temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth. Upon your second visit the temporary crown will be removed and the final crown will be fitted. It’s a simple process that has astounding results and patients are often amazed with the result.
What are the types of dental crowns and when are they used?
The process is similar to that for other crowns. It involves two stages: preparation (first stage) and the fitting of the crown (second stage). The first stage is where your teeth are assessed and measured for a crown. The dentist will discuss the procedure with you before preparing your tooth.
A small amount of tooth is removed under a local anesthetic which ensures that the tooth is the correct shape for the crown. An impression is made with dental putty which you will be asked to bite into. This is used as a guide for the production of your new crown at a dental laboratory. The second stage is where you will be fitted with your new crown. The dentist will check its appearance and fit before cementing it into position and it is then given a final polish.
Porcelain Crowns – The advantages
Learn about the advantages and how we have fitted thousands of crowns at our Astoria, Queens dental practice.
At our Astoria practice our dental crowns procedure offers many unique benefits to patients. Steinway Family Dental Center uses porcelain crowns and zirconia crowns for their unique restorative esthetics appearances. They allow our dentists to
- Support a tooth that has been badly damaged by tooth decay
- Provide an anchor in which to attach a dental bridge
- Provide a more esthetic appearance for a tooth after it has maybe been discolored after a root canal
- Hold together a broken or damaged tooth that has been severely cracked or broken.
- Protect a worn tooth maybe worn down from old age or excessive grinding
Another way in which dental crowns can also be used is to improve the appearance of cracked or misshapen teeth. They can:
Allow the patient to retain their natural tooth while having it covered with a dental crown, therefore allowing the patient to avoid having the tooth removed and a prosthetic put in its place.
- Add width or length to unsightly or misshapen teeth
- Hide and Mask discolorations of the tooth
- Allow the patient to retain their natural tooth while having it covered with a dental crown
- Provide a cover for a dental implant
Porcelain crowns not only copy the original tooth but they can be designed to look like the original or even better. The porcelain crowns are ideal for patients who want to have natural looking teeth.
To discuss your options for having a dental crown with either Dr. Aleksandr Dayanayev or Dr. Albert Malakov make an appointment today. A new smile is just an appointment away!