Crowns & Bridges in Glenmont, NY
At our Glenmont dental office, your healthy smile is our first priority. But we also know how important it is for you to feel good about your smile and to know you are presenting a friendly, confident appearance to others. That’s why we offer solutions like attractive, durable dental crowns that restore the health of your smile and enhance your appearance.
A dental crown is a restoration that fits over a damaged tooth and strengthens and protects it from further damage. Damaged teeth aren’t just unattractive – they make it difficult to eat and speak comfortably. A dental crown serves the important purpose of restoring your tooth to its full function and eliminating these uncomfortable problems. Since you essentially have a "new" tooth, a crown also allows you to smile with confidence again.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
We would suggest placement of a crown for any one of a number of reasons. In most cases, we use crowns to restore function to a damaged tooth. But crowns enclose the entire tooth, so they can also be used for esthetic purposes.
Here are some instances where a crown may be an effective solution:
- Repairing a tooth severely damaged by decay that cannot be repaired with a filling.
- Strengthening a tooth after a root canal
- Protecting a large amalgam filling from fracturing
- Improving the shape of uneven teeth
- Fixing gaps between teeth
- Correcting the appearance of severely stained teeth
What’s Involved With Getting a Crown?
During your first appointment, Dr. Henry will start by altering the shape of your natural tooth to accommodate your new crown. Next, we’ll make a mold using an impression of the prepared tooth. The mold will then be sent to a dental lab where your customized crown is created.
Before you leave, we’ll provide you with a temporary crown that you’ll wear for about two to three weeks while your permanent crown is being prepared. When we receive the finished crown, we’ll have you return. We’ll adjust the crown for a customized fit, then cement it onto your tooth. Dental crowns cost more than a filling, and this is because the process requires more time, more steps, more materials, and the involvement of a dental lab.
At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we believe in shared decision-making. We’ll present the reasons why a crown is needed, the benefits, and what’s involved. Then we’ll answer your questions and help you decide on the direction of your treatment. Our responsibility is to make you aware of your options, but we fully respect your decision.
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Dr. Henry has years of experience in placing beautiful, durable dental restorations. He continues to learn everything he can about the latest dental technology, materials, and procedures, so you can always expect to receive the highest quality dental care possible.
We welcome the opportunity to show you the difference that considerate care and attention to detail can make. Please contact our Glenmont dental office for more information or to schedule a convenient consultation.