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Crowns Specialist

Comprehensive Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Larchmont, NY

If you have tooth damage or decay, dental crowns can dramatically improve the color, shape, strength, and overall appearance of your natural teeth. At Comprehensive Dental Group in Larchmont, New York, the highly skilled dentists offer tooth-colored porcelain crowns to restore your teeth and smile. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are caps that fit over the entire surface of a decaying, damaged, or imperfect tooth to restore its function and appearance. Implant-supported crowns attach to artificial tooth roots to replace missing permanent teeth. 

Crowns also strengthen teeth to protect them from future damage. They’re color-matched to your teeth and look just like your natural teeth.

Comprehensive Dental Group offers convenient, same-day crowns that can save you time and money.

Why might I need a crown?

Your dentist may recommend that you receive a crown if you have a tooth that is:

  • Weak
  • Decaying
  • Too small
  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Broken 
  • Misshapen 
  • Missing

You may need a crown to encase your tooth after receiving a root canal or large filling, if you’ve lost a missing permanent tooth, or if you need tooth extraction because of tooth damage or decay.

To determine which type of dental treatment is best for you, your dentist discusses your oral health history, symptoms, and desired outcome with you. They also examine your teeth and gums and take dental X-rays as needed before personalizing your treatment plan. 

What happens during crown placement?

You relax in a comfortable reclining dental chair when getting a dental crown. Your specialist numbs the treatment area if needed, removes any decay from the affected tooth, and repairs the tooth with a filling or other dental materials if necessary. They could also reshape your tooth to get it ready for crown placement.

Your dentist digitally scans your tooth and develops custom-fitted crowns for you right in the office. When your new crown is ready, they bond it over the top of your natural tooth and ensure it fits comfortably.

If you receive implant-supported crowns, your dentist places artificial tooth roots in your jaw and allows for a period of healing before customizing your new crowns. 

What should I expect after getting a crown?

After getting a crown at Comprehensive Dental Group, you can get back to a normal routine right away. In some cases, your tooth may be a little bit tender. 

Take good care of your teeth and gums at home by brushing your teeth after meals, flossing every day, and not chewing on ice or other hard objects.

Call the practice if your crown falls off or gets damaged, and see your dental providers every six months for routine dental checkups and cleanings. 

To learn more about crowns and find out if they’re right for you, call the Comprehensive Dental Group office, or schedule an appointment online today.