Dental crowns are a versatile treatment for cosmetic and restorative issues. As a dental tool, they can be used for a variety of dental problems. Dr. Frederick Marra would like to answer frequently asked questions about dental crowns. You can schedule an appointment with him in his Cohoes, New York dental office by calling (518) 650-1930 or requesting a consultation on our website.
Dental Crown Q&A
What are dental crowns used for?
What are dental crowns made out of?
Dental crowns are made specifically to blend in with your natural smile, while also being durable. They’re made of porcelain dental ceramic that can be color-matched to the rest of your smile, making it look like it was always part of your mouth.
What’s the process to get a dental crown?
Dr. Marra will have to do a full examination of your teeth before treatment to make sure that a dental crown is a proper treatment for your issue. Then, the tooth has to be cleaned and relieved of any infected material. Your tooth is then shaped. A small amount of material has to be removed from the outside of the tooth so that there’s ample room for the crown.
We will fit you with a temporary crown while a custom one is made for you. Dental impressions are taken of teeth so that the crown fits with the rest of your smile and blends well with the other teeth.
How do I take care of dental crowns?
If you take care of dental crowns, they can last for 30 years. Brush and floss regularly, and be sure to make with routine visits to Dr. Marra.