If a tooth has more extensive decay, a dental crown may be the ideal aesthetic and functional restorative solution.
At Island Smile Dental Group, we offer our patients natural-looking crowns made from high-grade materials. If you think you might be a candidate for a crown, make an appointment today. At your first appointment, Dr. Mekawy will give you a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort and then prepares the tooth for the crown by filing down the tooth. When finished, she will create a mold of the newly shaped tooth and fit you with a temporary crown. The tooth impression is sent to a high quality dental lab where an experienced technician will create your permanent crown. In about 2-3 weeks or when your crown is ready, you will return to the office for Dr. Mekawy to fit your permanent crown and cement it in place.
The three most common types of crowns:
Porcelain crowns are the most natural-looking. Dentists commonly use them for front teeth because they blend so well with the natural teeth around it.
Porcelain Fused to Metal
These crowns are known for their strength and durability while also allowing for a natural-looking restoration.
These may be used when more strength is needed, particularly for patients who grind their teeth at night.
If you need a crown, speak with Dr. Mekawy about your options so you can choose the most appropriate solution for you. Book your appointment today by calling the practice at 516-520-5858 or emailing our office to request an appointment.