Syracuse & Auburn, NY
Injuries and tooth decay — not to mention years of normal wear and tear — can take a toll on the health and appearance of your teeth. Martin & Winkler DDS offer full-coverage dental crowns in Syracuse & Auburn, NY, which are a great solution for chipped, discolored, misshapen, cracked or misaligned teeth. A dental crown is a cap made of porcelain, ceramic or an otherwise durable material custom-made to fit over damaged teeth, adding strength and durability to your smile.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns can be used with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, or attached a bridge. They can also be used to treat tooth imperfections and damage including:
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Misshapen or otherwise unattractive-looking teeth
- Teeth that have become brittle or weak from a root canal
- Teeth that have weakened from having amalgam fillings
The Dental Crown Placement Process
Dental crown placement is typically performed over two dental visits. During your first visit, our dental professionals will prepare your tooth to receive the dental crown by removing some tooth enamel. Once the tooth has been resized, we will make an impression of your tooth.
Crowns are usually created in an outside lab using the impressions taken by our dental professionals. These impressions allow our dentists to perfectly match your new crown to your existing teeth. To protect your tooth until the permanent crown is ready, we will place a temporary crown.
Once your permanent crown is ready, you will need to return to our office to have it placed. A member of our dental team will remove your temporary crown and place the permanent one in its place. If necessary, your dentist will put the finishing touches on your crown to make sure it fits perfectly and matches the surrounding teeth. To finish the procedure, the crown will be bonded to your teeth using dental cement.
Restore Strength and Function to Your Teeth
At the dental practice of Martin & Winkler, we use nothing but the most durable materials to ensure your dental crown is strong and long-lasting. For more information about dental crowns in Syracuse & Auburn, contact Martin & Winkler today.