Dental crowns are a versatile treatment option for patients who want to treat their cosmetic and restorative issues. Gouverneur, New York dentist Dr. Nicholas Gardner can address an array of dental problems using dental crowns. Dental crowns benefit patients with damaged and discolored teeth.
You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Gardner for treatment by calling (315) 203-1772 or requesting a consultation on our website. Learn more about the most frequently asked questions that patients may have about dental crowns below, and feel free to ask any remaining questions you may have for Dr. Gardner at your consultation.
Dental Crown FAQs
What are dental crowns used for?
Dental crowns fix broken, chipped, and cracked teeth. They can also cover discolored or misshapen teeth and also serve as the final restoration for dental implants. Following root canal treatment, we may stabilize teeth using dental crowns.
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns are made out of porcelain ceramic that is color-matched to your smile. Porcelain ceramic is not only a durable material but reflects light for a natural look.
What is the dental crown process?
Before treatment, we will conduct a full dental examination to make sure that a dental crown is a right treatment for you. To begin treatment, the treated tooth is cleaned and shaped. We will remove a small amount of tooth enamel so that there is enough room for the crown. We create dental impressions of treated teeth to ensure that your crown fits in with the rest of your smile. Then, we provide you with a temporary dental crown while your custom crown is fabricated in a dental lab. After your final dental crown fitting, it is important to brush and floss regularly and schedule routine visits to our office. If you take care of your dental crowns properly, they can last for 30 years.