Your permanent teeth can become damaged due to diseases, defects, injuries, and accidents/injuries. The damage may be tooth loss, tooth decay, chipping of the teeth, etc. The effect of these damages on the face and dental health generally is negative. While injuries can reduce the efficiency of your teeth in carrying out their duties, it also causes them to lose their shape, color, length, and size, resulting in a substantial aesthetic decline. To restore the functionality and beauty of the teeth, one can opt for dental crowns in Smithtown, NY.
Dental crowns are custom-made tooth-shaped caps placed over the teeth to repair, restore and protect the teeth from further damage. When the teeth are damaged, mastication (tearing, biting, chewing, and grinding) of food for easy digestion might prove difficult. Damaged teeth also damage your smile due to the difference in size, shape, length, or color. However, getting dental crowns near you can help reverse the effects of the damage of dental diseases/infections, defects, and accidents/injuries, to the teeth.
The reasons why you might need to visit a dentist in Smithtown, NY, for dental crowns include:
There are different types of dental crowns, and they can be classified according to the materials used in their production, their durability, and how many teeth they cover. Types of dental crowns based on production materials include:
Types of crowns based on durability include:
Types of crowns based on how many teeth they cover include:
Before getting dental crowns near you, you must first be declared eligible to receive them. After Dr. Joseph B Pantaleo, DDS ascertains your eligibility for dental crowns, the process begins. First, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, during which an x-ray of your teeth and jawbones are taken. We might treat your teeth for decay, or you might undergo a root canal procedure if need be. Your tooth is then filed through the top and sides to reshape and make them fit.
Impressions of your shaped teeth are made and sent to a laboratory for the production of dental crowns. You might need dental fillings in case not much natural tooth is left after reshaping. When the dental crowns arrive, they are checked to make sure they fit perfectly. Local anesthesia is then applied, and the dental crowns are cemented into place.
While dental crowns and bridges are related dental procedures, dental bridges are strictly meant to replace one or more missing teeth. On the other hand, dental crowns can help restore, repair, and protect weak teeth and replace missing teeth. The best one for you depends on your needs, your dentist’s professional advice, and the cost implications.