Get the Highest-Quality Dental Crowns in Northport
We offer state-of-the-art dental crowns that have a beautiful appearance and function just like your natural teeth. The materials we use contribute to your wonderful smile while still providing the strength and durability you need.
Crowns are a simple and effective way to restore the structure, appearance, and functionality of your teeth. Contact us today to find out if this is the right solution for you.
Do You Need a Dental Crown?
There are several potential reasons why we might recommend getting dental crowns in Northport. This is an effective restorative and cosmetic procedure, and it is perfectly appropriate for:
- Strengthening or reinforcing a weak tooth
- Replacing a significantly discolored tooth
- Restoring a damaged tooth without extracting the original
- Capping a dental implant
- Covering a tooth that has had a very large filling
- Supporting a bridge
- Completing a root canal
- Cosmetic modification
How It Works
Our doctors begin the process by examining your teeth to determine whether or not they are capable of supporting a crown (or if an implant will be necessary).
From there, we will shape the tooth to accept a crown – which could mean adding some material to a tooth that has excessive damage or decay.
Once we have the proper shape, we can take digital impressions of the surface and the surrounding teeth so the lab can create a custom crown that will fit perfectly and function like your normal teeth. We will fit you with a temporary crown until the permanent one is completed and ready to be placed.
The permanent crown will be bonded to the tooth for added strength and longevity in addition to the cosmetic benefits that you expect.
Whether you’re getting bridgework, implants, or looking for a cosmetic correction, we can help.
Care and Maintenance
Your crown is designed to last a very long time, and they don’t require any special care beyond your normal oral hygiene routines (including your regular dental checkups).
When you are wearing a temporary crown, though, we do recommend taking a little extra care. You should avoid chewing on it as much as possible and skip the sticky or hard foods whenever you can. Then, when you floss, slide the flossing material straight out rather than lifting it up past the crown.
Once your permanent dental crown is in place, though, it’s generally there to stay and you can treat it like all your natural teeth.
However, if an accident happens and your crown is chipped or cracked or even knocked loose, be sure to see us as soon as possible. Most chips and cracks can be repaired without replacing the entire crown, but if the damage is severe enough, that may be our best option.
Dental crowns are an effective way to revitalize and strengthen damaged teeth, and our dentists will help you determine if this is your best option.
Contact us today to set up an appointment with our doctors.