For patients with a severely decayed or damaged tooth, Dr. Eric Grossmann provides quality dental crowns as a healthy solution for restoring the aesthetics and function of your smile in Valley Stream, NY. At our on-site dental laboratory, our dedicated technician can craft personalized porcelain crowns from digital impressions of your smile while a trusted off-site lab can quickly create zirconia and IPS e.max® restorations with only a week between consultation and final placement.
We strive to provide every patient with quality service in a welcoming environment. Each patient receives one-on-one treatment from our doctor so that we can ensure you receive the care you need.
A dental crown is a lifelike restorative treatment that reinforces a damaged tooth and protects it against future decay or infection. Once decay and bacteria have been removed from the affected tooth, these restorations are placed like a cap over the entire structure, sealing it off from future bacterial invasion. However, because the doctor must remove some of a tooth's enamel to make room for a crown, it is usually only recommended when fillings or inlay and onlays are insufficient.
In addition to treating decay, crowns are also often used for root canal therapy and as restorations for single dental implants. Because each crown is designed to fit precisely over your tooth and withstand the natural pressure of chewing, you can speak, smile, and eat all your favorite meals without special care.
In order to help our patients restore their bite and smile as efficiently as possible, we strive to streamline the dental crowns treatment timeline as much as possible. During your initial consultation with Dr. Grossmann, he can ask about your oral history and evaluate your smile in order determine whether crowns are the best treatment option for your needs.
If this proves to be the case, he can immediately begin to clear out any decay present in the affected tooth and remove enough enamel to make room for the crown. At this point in time, he can also take digital impressions of your teeth, from which the crown is designed.
Dental crowns are a popular, reliable option for repairing a damaged tooth and restoring your smile.
For both crowns created at an outside lab and those crafted on-site, the turnaround time is typically about a week. To protect the tooth in the meantime, Dr. Grossmann can place a temporary crown. When you come back for your final piece, he will make any necessary modifications to ensure a comfortable fit before cementing it into place. Although you should expect some soreness for a few days, you can immediately return to eating, speaking, and smiling confidently after their appointment.
For most patients, a dental crown requires no special care. With regular flossing and brushing, crowns can last as long as ten years.
Our practice only uses materials of the highest quality for our crowns. Your restoration is color-matched to blend in with the rest of your teeth so that your smile looks as natural as possible. To this end, we only recommend metal options when absolutely necessary.
With over 20 years of experience, our on-site technician customizes porcelain crowns so that neither you nor anyone else realize it is there. But whether your crown is made of porcelain, zirconia, or IPS e.max®, you can benefit from a modern, long-lasting restoration.
Dental crowns are a popular, reliable option for repairing a damaged tooth and restoring your smile. If you would like more information or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call us at (516) 825-8054.