Our Astoria dental crowns have many possible uses, some cosmetic and others practical. At Ditmars Family Dental, we are committed to your optimal experience when it comes to having strong, healthy, whole teeth for life.
Some of the ways that our Astoria dental crowns help is strengthening a tooth that has become severely decayed or is fractured; covering a crooked, misshapen, or discolored tooth to enhance its appearance; restoring full size and functionality to a tooth that has undergone root canal; and as a key component of a dental implant. Our Astoria dental crowns are sometimes the only thing that can keep your tooth viable, so that it won’t need to be extracted. The process of getting a crown takes two visits to our office. First, our restorative dentist will take impressions that will be sent to the dental lab. They will make your crown from either porcelain or porcelain fused to metal (PFM). Which one is dependent on the type of tooth being treated. Back teeth typically benefit from the added strength and durability of PFM, but those teeth that show when you smile are usually better served by a crown made entirely of porcelain; one that blends in near perfectly. While you are waiting for the crown to be fashioned, our restorative dentist will fit you with a temporary one. When you come back in to have the permanent one placed, any necessary adjustments will be made so that you are satisfied with both the look and the comfort of it. Only then will it be cemented to your tooth for long term use.
When you need a crown, you can depend on us. These restorations are a key to maintaining your teeth so that they remain viable. In addition, they contribute to a more appealing smile. Contact our Astoria dental crowns office right now to arrange an appointment.