What Are Dental Crowns?
If you have a single tooth that is damaged or worn down, you might be able to protect it with a dental crown. Sometimes known as a dental cap, crowns are custom made to fit over the needed tooth and are colored to blend with your natural teeth for a seamless, natural finish. At KFA Dental Excellence in Farmingdale, NY, a dental crown may be used to treat tooth decay, strengthen a weak tooth, restore a crack, or mask discoloration. Drs. Kahn, Ferrari, Aldieri, and their incredible dental team can create crowns with different materials to match your needs. Schedule an appointment to learn about how a custom dental crown could repair and strengthen your damaged tooth while improving the overall appearance and health of your mouth.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"I’ve been going to the office and have had treatments from both, Dr, Ferrari and Dr. Aldieri, and I absolutely love this office. I’ve had major work done and continue to do and couldn’t have picked a better place to get my dental treatment done. From my initial visit and up to date, I’ve received outstanding service and support from everyone in this office. I’ve had an implant, root canals, cavities filled, permanent crowns place, dental cleaning, etc and have been 100% satisfied with all the work they’ve done. This office is immaculate, state of the art latest equipment and while you sit to have work done, you get a blanket, tv and massage chairs!! Talk about being pampered!! Their front staff are polite, friendly and they truly make you feel comfortable! The dental assistants, Geraldine and Stephanie always make me feel comfortable while I wait for the dentist, during my treatments and after I’m done. Geraldine is friendly, professional and truly makes me feel like I’m part of her family! Stephanie always makes me feel comfortable when I’m getting my treatments. She is very friendly, holds my hand while I get anesthetics when she sees how nervous I am. Before, during and after treatments, both Geraldine and Stephanie constantly ask if I’m ok. Routine dental cleanings done by Victoria go smoothly every single time I’ve been there. She goes over all that will be done and makes sure you’re keeping up with your cleanings. What I love about the most, besides her kindness and smooth ways of making me comfortable the minute I walk in, is the fact that she makes sure you have your next cleaning before you leave the office as this has never been the case in other dental offices therefore kudos to her for making sure this is done! Christine, the office manager, goes above and beyond to get the maximum out of your insurance. She consults with you and let’s you know how much insurance will cover and makes sure your insurance benefits are used wisely and efficiently. I wholeheartedly recommend this office as I’ve had nothing but excellent service. Two years later, I have no regrets of having made the change from my dentist of 25 years to come to KFA Dental. Thank you all for the service you’ve provided!"- O.T. / Google / May 08, 2019
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
A crown could be beneficial for you for many reasons. They can be used to cover a weak, decaying tooth in order to keep it from chipping, or can even be used to hold together a cracked tooth. Crowns may also be used to fix a worn-down or loose tooth. They can be used to strengthen a tooth with a cavity that is too large for a tooth-colored filling, could be used to help a dental bridge, or could even hide teeth that are misshapen or discolored. Dental crowns are a great way to enhance the overall health of your mouth, and in some cases, they could even be done in one visit using our CEREC same-day restoration system. If you have questions about whether or not you qualify for a dental crown, contact KFA Dental Excellence today.
How Will You Create My Dental Crown?
At your consultation, someone from the KFA Dental Excellence team will take impressions of your teeth so your crown can be custom made to fit your needs. In some cases, a temporary crown can be used to cover your tooth while your custom crown is being made. In other cases, we can use our CEREC technology to create a crown that same day. As soon as your dental crown is ready, the treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic, or another sedation technique if we need to soothe any fears or anxieties. When you are ready, we will prepare your tooth by removing any areas of decay, then file down the enamel to make room for your crown. Your crown will be glued onto the tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, we will adjust the fit of the crown so your bite is correct.
Is there a Recovery Period for Getting a Dental Crown?
Unless sedation was used, you will be able to leave our office once your crown is placed to continue your daily activities. Someone from our team will go over the best way to care for your dental crown, including any foods that should be avoided and the best way to keep it clean. During your yearly examinations at KFA Dental Excellence, we will evaluate your crown and adjust it for comfort. We will let you know when the crown needs to be replaced, but with proper care, it is likely to last for several years. If you notice any problems with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), contact our office right away so we can address it immediately.
Custom Dental Crowns
If you have a damaged, decayed, or weakened tooth, we can help you create a custom dental crown at KFA Dental Excellence to improve the appearance and overall health of your mouth. Talk to one of our skilled dentists about how a crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your mouth healthy. Offering a wide variety of materials, a custom crown can match your natural teeth for a beautiful smile. Contact our team in Farmingdale, NY to schedule a consultation today.