A lot of people have minor cosmetic dental problems that affect the quality of their smile. The good news is, many of these issues can be resolved with a dental crown.
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or when an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an esthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
You may need a crown if you have:
- A weak tooth due to a fracture
- A fractured tooth that needs to be restored
- Discolored tooth or teeth
- Had a root canal treatment
- A dental bridge
- A Dental implant
- A large filling and not enough tooth structure to support it
Dental Crown Procedure
Our office uses the latest digital impression system which we will need during the procedure to fabricate your custom crown. We often use porcelain crowns because they look just like your natural teeth and they’re also quite durable.
A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. An impression is taken of the existing tooth and a model is made. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown.
While your crown is being prepared in a laboratory, you will be given a temporary crown. Once your crown is ready, you’ll need to come back to our office so Dr. Zusin can fit your crown, cement it and polish it.
If you have any questions about crowns, feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation today!
The following is a partial list of the communities we serve:
New York City, Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Saratoga Lake, Greenfield Center, Ballston Spa, Rock City Falls, Gansevoort, Schuylerville, Argyle, Greenwich, Easton, Schaghticoke, Cambridge, Shushan, Southern Vermont, Lake George, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Lake Luzerne, Stillwater, Clifton Park, and Round Lake.