Dental Crowns in Jefferson Valley/Yorktown NY
If Your Tooth is Bothering You Because an Exposed Filling, Contact Us at Jefferson Valley Dental Associates Today to Get Information About Dental Crowns. Top Rated Dentists Masooma Saba Zaidi, D.M.D and Joe Lugay, D.M.D are Ready to Help Your Teeth Feel Better. Call (914) 996-6264.
At Jefferson Valley Dental Associates, we are committed to helping our patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. We proudly provide our patients with access to some of the highest rated dental professionals in the area, so they can receive the necessary preventative care they need as well as exceptional intervention when a problem arises. No matter what your needs, our experienced and dedicated dentists and dental staff can provide the total dental care you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
What is a crown?
A dental crown is a cover that is placed over a damaged tooth in order to restore its normal shape and size, and help it function normally. Crowns can purely cosmetic, though they are more typically used to address a foundational problem with the tooth and the improved appearance is merely a side effect of having the crown placed over the damaged tooth.
When do I need a crown?
There are many different situations where a person may require a dental crown. Some of the most common reasons include teeth that are cracked or otherwise damaged, teeth with cavities that are too large for a filling or whose fillings have been damaged, teeth that have undergone a root canal treatment, and cosmetic issues such as discolored or improperly-shaped teeth.
What will my crown be made of?
As technology has improved, the choices for patients in need of dental crowns have grown to include a wide range of materials that can suit every situation and price range. The material that makes your dental crown will vary, depending on your needs, the position of your gums, the color you want in order to match your natural teeth, and the tooth’s location within your mouth. Some of the most common materials for dental crowns include composite resin, porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, and combinations of these.
How long does a dental crown procedure take?
Dental crown procedures will typically take at least 2 office visits to complete. This is because your dentist will need to take a mold of your mouth and the tooth that is being covered in order to create a customized dental appliance. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth that is being capped by removing the outer part of the tooth so that the crown will fit comfortably in your mouth, addressing any tooth decay that may be present, and creating any additional structure that may be necessary to support the crown. An impression of your mouth will be taken to ensure your dental crown is a perfect match for your anatomy, and a temporary crown may be used to protect sensitive teeth. Your second appointment will be scheduled to ensure there is time to create your dental crown prior to your procedure.
Are there any special care instructions for after my procedure?
To keep your mouth and your new dental crown healthy, it is important to maintain excellent oral health by brushing and flossing every day. Scheduling regular cleanings and dental exams can allow your dentist to review your crown’s placement and function to ensure there are no problems. It is also best to avoid chewing hard foods or ice to protect the longevity of your dental crown.
At Jefferson Valley Dental Associates, our goal is to help you maintain a healthy smile you can be confident in. You deserve to have a beautiful smile you can’t help but show off. If you are in need of a dental crown or other dental procedure, contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We are conveniently located near you in Yorktown, our address is 3654 Lee Blvd Jefferson Valley, NY 10535.