Dental Crowns in Elmhurst, NY
Dental Crowns in Elmhurst, NY

Dental crowns are placed over a tooth to treat a variety of issues. Because they completely cover the tooth, they are commonly referred to as “caps”. Dr. Vinit Shah, places crowns on the teeth and these can be used for both restorative as well as cosmetic purposes.

Uses of a Dental Crown

If you’re thinking of dental crowns in Elmhurst, NY but not sure why then here are some of the most convincing reasons for the same –

  • Protect a weak tooth that is in danger of breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • Restore an already broken or severely worn tooth
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Change the appearance of a tooth

Types of crowns

A dental crown can be made of a variety of materials, such as steel, metal, ceramic, and porcelain. The type used will depend on your particular needs. Each type comes with its own advantages and disadvantages; your dentist will discuss your options with you and make a recommendation for the crown that best suits your case.

Procedure

It typically takes at least two visits to Dr. Vinit Shah for a crown to be placed. Your tooth will first need to be prepared in order to support the crown. This consists of having a portion of it shaved down to create room for the crown to fit. The tooth will be numbed for the procedure to minimize pain and discomfort. Any decay will also be removed and your tooth will then be cleaned. If a large part of the tooth is missing, it can be built up using filling material. Once the tooth is the proper size to support a crown, your dentist will make an impression of it. This information will be sent to a dental laboratory where the crown will be created. A temporary crown will be placed on the prepared tooth to protect it while the crown is being created.

Once the crown has been completed by the dental lab, you will return to Dr. Vinit Shah to have the temporary crown removed and replaced by the permanent one. Your dentist will first check the fit, making adjustments as necessary. The crown will then be cemented permanently into place.

Schedule an appointment with us at Dr. Vinit Shah Dentist for dental crowns in Elmhurst, NY.