What is Dental Crown? Maspeth

Dental Crowns Near Me

We have resin, metal, porcelain, and ceramic dental crowns for your
tooth’s restoration. Dental crowns are used to cover damage to a tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is fitted on top of a damaged
tooth to protect the tooth from further damage. A crown is only placed
after treatment of your underlying problem. If you have tooth decay,
your dentist will first address the problem before placing the

A dental crown can be used in these situations

  • To protect a weak tooth
  • To support a dental implant
  • To support a dental bridge
  • To restore a broken tooth
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
  • To cover a discolored tooth

Dental crowns are usually done in two appointments even though
single-appointment procedures are also possible.

Dental crown placement in two appointments

The steps involved include;

  • X-ray examination of the affected tooth
  • Filling the outer layer of the tooth
  • Creating an impression of the filled tooth and surrounding
  • Temporary crown placement
  • Cementing the crown after a few weeks

Same-day procedure (one appointment)

With a same-day procedure;

  • Your dentist takes digital images of your mouth and creates your
    crown in approximately an hour or 2.
  • Once the crown is ready, your dentist fits it into
  • Approximate waiting time is 4 hours.

Care for dental crowns

  • Brush with care. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice
    a day. Consider using toothpaste made for sensitive teeth especially if
    your natural teeth are sensitive to temperature changes.
  • Floss daily to avoid plaque build-up between teeth.
  • Avoid hard foods. While a metal crown can sustain hard biting and
    chewing, other types can’t. Chewing ice or hard foods might cause a
    crack on your crown.
  • If you grind or clench your teeth at night, request a night

Are you a candidate for dental crowns? Call us to find out.