Put simply, crowns are artificial tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged tooth. These caps are affixed to the tooth with a strong cement. They can hold together a partially broken tooth, cover a misshapen tooth or dental implant, cover a root canal, hold a dental bridge in place, or restore a broken tooth. Usually, within a couple of days, a crown will feel as comfortable and strong as a healthy natural tooth.
Modern Crowns Can Be Made From a Variety of Materials
As covered above, crowns can be made from metal. However, due to health concerns and appearance, more and more patients are choosing metal-free dentistry. Metal-free dental crowns can be made from a number of materials, including porcelain, resin, and ceramics. One of the biggest benefits of these other materials is that they are tooth-colored; they’ll blend in with the rest of your mouth. People won’t be able to tell that you’ve had any dental work done at all.
High-Tech CEREC Crowns
Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offers cutting-edge CEREC same day ceramic crowns. Getting caps usually takes several dental visits, but with the help of computer-aided manufacturing, we can produce and secure the perfect crown in just one visit. We start by taking a 3-D picture of your damaged tooth. Then, we use CAD software to design a cap, and our in house manufacturing unit does the rest.
Ceramics are stronger than porcelain or resin, look like natural, healthy teeth, and contain no heavy metals. They’re the perfect mix of convenience, function, and looks, so it’s no wonder they are becoming more and more popular every day.
Call Us For a Free Consultation
If you’re looking for an alternative to metal dental crowns, contact Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. We can be reached by phone or online through our contact form. Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick work hard to make the latest dental technology available at affordable rates. Don’t suffer another day with a painful, broken, or disfigured tooth. Get in touch with Long Island’s leading dentists today.
- News Medical, Recovery After a Dental Crown Procedure, https://www.news-medical.net/health/Recovery-After-a-Dental-Crown-Procedure.aspx
- Cleveland Clinic, Dental Crowns, https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10923-dental-crowns