A smile certainly brightens the day, but you may not be smiling much if you have a cracked, chipped, or damaged tooth. Fortunately, this is an easy fix. Our dentist, Dr. Marshall Polan, offers resilient, long-lasting porcelain dental crowns that resemble real tooth crowns. The crown fully covers the natural tooth crown to ensure that it doesn’t incur further damage while also providing an outer structure that looks like a real tooth and is the perfect shape, size, and color.
Reasons for a Crown
So, why would someone need a dental crown? There are many reasons. Most of our patients that come into our practice with a cracked, damaged, severely worn, or infected tooth will benefit from a dental crown. Since this restoration surrounds what’s left of your tooth’s natural structure, it also becomes the part that everyone sees when you smile. Don’t worry; all the crowns that our team provides here in Huntington, NY, look just like natural teeth. There’s no reason anyone should know that you have crowns, but you.
Getting a Crown
Now that you know the purpose of a crown you probably want to know how we place one, right? It’s actually pretty simple and definitely painless. Here’s what to expect: We have a state of the art scanner that virtually eliminates the need for paste impression materials. Your digital scans are sent electronically for fabrication of the restoration. Our laboratories are chosen to meet your exact needs .
We know that everyone leads busy lives these days, but we work with your schedule to make it easy to get the crown and restorative dentistry you need. We can provide you with various days and times that will work best for you so that you can get your beautiful new restoration without it impacting your work or personal life.
Chairside Dental Veneers
Composite veneers, also known as direct veneers, are a type of dental restoration that are used to improve the appearance of teeth. They are made of a tooth-colored composite material and are typically used to correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, and uneven teeth.
Composite veneers are applied directly to the surface of the tooth, unlike porcelain veneers which are fabricated in a dental laboratory before being bonded to the tooth. The composite material is shaped and sculpted onto the tooth, and then cured (hardened) with a special light. This allows the dentist to make adjustments to the shape and color of the veneer in real-time to achieve the desired result.
One of the main advantages of composite veneers is that they can be completed in a single office visit. In contrast, porcelain veneers require multiple appointments and may take weeks to complete. Another advantage of composite veneers is that they are less invasive and costly than porcelain veneers, as they do not require as much tooth reduction.
If you have questions about getting dental crowns, or you want to sit down with Dr. Polan to discuss dental options,
call our Huntington, NY practice at (631) 807-4272