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Posts for: April, 2016

By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
April 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dealing with a cracked or damaged tooth? Find out how dental crowns can help.

Having a damaged tooth is no fun, but fortunately, your restored smile is only a phone call away when you turn to your Niskayuna, NY dental crownsdentists Drs. Kent B. Molino, DDS and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS. Find out when dental crowns are used and how they can revive your oral health.

What is a dental crown?

Sometimes referred to as a cap, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that goes over the crown of a tooth and sits above the gum line. Once the crown is cemented into place it becomes that tooth’s new surface and functions just like a natural tooth.

Why would my Niskayuna, cosmetic dentist recommend a dental crown?

There is a multitude of reasons why a dental crown may be the right treatment option for you. Crowns are commonly used to:

  • Repair a damaged tooth that is chipped, cracked or broken
  • Restore function and strength back into a tooth
  • Improve the appearance of a tooth, whether through shape or color
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Place over a tooth after root canal treatment

Those dealing with teeth that have been significantly damaged by decay, infection or trauma and can’t benefit from a dental filling will more than likely require a dental crown in order to preserve the rest of the tooth’s structure from irreparable damage and a possible extraction.

While most of the time crowns are designed to improve function they can also be used to treat appearance issues. If you have a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored and orthodontics or whitening treatments just won’t give you the right results then you may want to consider a dental crown.

Dental crowns have restored countless smiles and can do the same for you. Turn to your dentists in Niskayuna by calling (518) 377-3628 to schedule an appointment.