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Dental Crowns – Westhampton, NY

Advanced Repair for Advanced Tooth Issues

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Whenever possible, our team at Beach Dental uses the least invasive treatment to address an issue. In many cases, we are able to restore the visible portion of the tooth with fillings. Unfortunately, some problems with a tooth need more advanced repair, which usually means a dental crown will be involved. If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and how they can help your smile, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us.

Why Choose Beach Dental for Dental Crowns?

  • Same-day crowns available
  • Advanced technology with digital impressions
  • 20+ years of clinical experience

What is a Dental Crown?

finger holding a dental crown

A dental crown is a ceramic prosthetic cap that goes on top of a tooth. This tooth may be:

  • Decayed or damaged beyond what a filling can repair.
  • Broken and need a crown to hold the tooth together.
  • Small or misshapen, meaning a crown would correct the issue.
  • A dental implant, which is embedded in the jawbone like a real tooth.

With a crown on it, the tooth becomes functional again.

The Dental Crown Process

diagram of a dental crown

Getting a dental crown generally follows these steps:

  • Any preliminary work is performed. This could include root canal therapy or reducing the tooth to make space for the crown.
  • Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth with a digital scanner.
  • We design your custom crown, and it is created in our office in about an hour.
  • Finally, we bond the crown in place and make any small tweaks necessary for the perfect fit.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Compared to many other dental practices, we provide a dental crown in record time. Instead of having two separate appointments and wearing a temporary crown, you can leave with your personalized restoration in just one visit.

When you get this type of crown, you not only receive a strong, durable restoration, but you also enjoy the appearance of a natural tooth. As a result, very few people should notice that it’s different from the pearly whites around it. In addition, if you take good care of your crown by brushing and flossing every day and coming for regular checkups and cleanings, your dental crown should last between 10 and 15 years!

Dental Crown FAQs

Here are some of the most common inquiries we get about dental crowns. If you have any questions we don’t discuss here, reach out to us and ask!

Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

At every stage of your treatment, your comfort is important to us. Before we do anything to your tooth to prepare it for the crown, we will numb the area with a local anesthetic. As a result, you shouldn’t feel any pain. After the anesthetic wears off later on, your mouth may be slightly sore, but any discomfort shouldn’t last long and should be easily managed with a pain reliever you can find at the drugstore. Your new crown is fabricated specifically to fit your tooth, so it should feel natural and perfectly comfortable.

Does Every Dentist Provide Same-Day Dental Crowns?

No, many dentists continue to utilize traditional methods for dental crowns. Instead of using goopy impressions, temporary crowns, and an off-site dental lab, we take advantage of cutting-edge technology and make the process faster, easier, and better for you. Our digital scanner involves no mess and no gagging, and our in-office milling machine means we can make any necessary adjustments to your crown to ensure a perfect fit in just one appointment. To have a more convenient experience getting a dental crown, you need to come to Beach Dental.

How Do We Choose the Color of Your Dental Crown?

The shade of your crown can either help it blend in with the teeth around it or make it stand out. As trained professionals, we can see distinct differences between subtle shades of white. We have a color guide with many options and hold it up to your teeth. We’ll find the closest match for your dental crown and confirm this selection with you. Then, after milling your crown from a tiny block of durable, enamel-like ceramic material, we’ll show you what the crown looks like in place, so you see the beautiful results for yourself.

Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?

Once your dental crown has been created, the color cannot be changed with professional or over-the-counter teeth whitening. As a result, if you know you would like to brighten your smile, you need to communicate this goal with us. It may be a good idea to get this treatment done before your crown so that the new restoration can be matched appropriately to the new shade.