Dental Crowns – Chittenango, NY
Protecting and Strengthening Weakened Teeth
When a tooth becomes weakened by decay or damage, the only way to prevent
additional harm is with a
dental crown. For years, dentists all over the world have helped patients protect and
restore their smiles, offering greater confidence and an improved
appearance. At Chittenango Family Dental, Dr. Badawy’s experience and
training, and his gentle and careful touch are just a few of the many
reasons patients continually seek him for treatment. Through the use of
dental crowns, he and his team can give you a reason to smile again.
Call us to
schedule an appointment with Dr. Badawy today.
What is the Process to Receive a Dental Crown?
After a thorough examination of the tooth in question, should your dentist
decide a dental crown is necessary, here is what you can expect:
Badawy will begin by cleaning out the decay or damaged portion of your
tooth and rinsing it thoroughly.
He will then seal it to prevent any harmful bacteria from re-entering the
Filing down the tooth, he will take impressions, which will be sent off to
a dental lab. Technicians will use the impression as a blueprint to craft
your custom, all-porcelain dental crown.
You will be fitted with a temporary crown until the permanent is finished.
Once it arrives back in our office, you will return for your second and
final appointment to have the temporary removed and the permanent one
cemented in place.
As an alternative to traditional dental crowns, we also offer E4D Planmeca
CAD/CAM Same-Day Crowns. This means you can come in with a damaged tooth and
leave our office with a fully restored smile. Using the E4D Planmeca CAD/CAM
system, we can take 3D images of the tooth in question and use them to
create and design a custom-made dental crown in our office.
While you wait, we will craft the restoration and send it to a milling unit,
where a piece of porcelain is placed, and your dental crown is made. Once it
is ready, Dr. Badawy will give it a final polish and ensure it looks correct
before placing it over your natural tooth.
One of the greatest aspects of this type of dental crown is the convenience
it offers. Not only do you spend less time in the dentist chair, but you can
have a fully restored smile in just one visit!
What Are the Benefits to Dental Crowns?
Improved appearance – Not only can they improve the
health of your tooth, but they can also improve its appearance, alignment,
bite, and shape.
Increased Protection – When a tooth is damaged, it
needs something to protect it from harmful bacteria or injury. A dental
crown can serve as a buffer to anything that might try to harm your
already weakened tooth.
Customized to Your Needs – Forget traditional
amalgam crowns that shine a spotlight on your dental work. With
all-porcelain materials, your crown will be matched to the color, size,
and shape of your natural tooth.
Greater Durability – If you’re worried about
your dental crown cracking under pressure, trust that their durability
makes it possible to withstand normal wear and tear you put on your teeth
Who is a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown?
Individuals who have any of the following may be eligible for dental crowns:
- Severely decayed teeth caused by poor oral hygiene
- Damaged teeth caused by trauma
Weakened teeth cause by large fillings that removed much of the natural
- Individuals who received a root canal
- Dental implant patients who need a custom restoration