Do I need a Dental Crown?
A Crown is recommended when either more than 50% of a tooth is decayed or a corner (cusp) of a tooth is broken. Crowns provide full coverage for teeth and therefore they are also indicated for teeth with a crack-lines, as they can hold the whole tooth together and prevent the fracture from getting larger.
Dr. DiNapoli, takes great pride in the quality of his crowns. He takes his time and produces perfect impressions of the teeth that were prepared for crowns by him. These impressions or molds are then sent to a very high quality local dental laboratory where the crowns are custom made for patient’s teeth and sent back to Dr. DiNapoli’s office; we have worked with the same dental laboratory for the past 10 years and that is very important as it enable the lab technician to know the style of doctor’s crown preparation and kind of read his hands. This great teamwork will result in superior crowns with perfectly sealed margins that will last a long time.
This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
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How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Offers support to misshapen and decayed teeth
- Restores badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems