A dental crown is a popular option for restoring a tooth badly damaged by decay or trauma. These restorations not only strengthen and protect a weakened tooth, but can also restore the aesthetic of your entire smile.
Dr. Julie Liberman offers both traditional and implant-supported dental crowns at her Great Neck, NY, clinic. With over 25 years of experience, she provides quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxing environment.
Dental crowns offer a wealth of benefits, including:
A lost or damaged tooth does not have to be a permanent problem.
Traditional crowns are most often recommended to patients who suffer from:
If you are missing a tooth or need to have one extracted, Dr. Liberman may recommend an implant-supported crown. In this case, you will need to have enough jawbone tissue to support an implant in order to qualify. If you lack it, however, a bone graft may be able to boost your candidacy.
In order to make room for your dental crown and remove any decay, Dr. Liberman will need to file down the tooth. She will use a local anesthetic to numb your damaged tooth before removing a conservative amount of enamel.
Once the tooth is fully prepped, the doctor can take an impression that will serve as the basis of your permanent crown. While this restoration is fabricated at a trusted off-site lab, we can place a temporary crown to protect your tooth. After your custom crown arrives, you can come in for a second appointment, during which Dr. Liberman will check the fit before permanently bonding it to your tooth.
Implant-supported crowns require a longer timeline due to the placement of dental implants. When placing your implant posts, Dr. Liberman will make an incision in your gumline and create a small hole in your jawbone into which the implant is set. The total procedure usually only takes one to two hours while recovery can take three to six months. Once your implant has fully fused with your jawbone, the permanent dental crown can be placed.
A lost or damaged tooth does not have to be a permanent problem. Dental crowns are a safe and effective treatment for preserving natural teeth or restoring lost teeth. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, contact us online or call (516) 482-9140.
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