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By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

When your teeth don’t feel strong or have significant damage, it can make you feel insecure about eating and showing off your smile. If one dental crownsor more of your teeth aren’t as strong as they used to be, dental crowns can help restore their strength and good looks. They are caps that are custom-designed to cover the outer part of a tooth to provide stability. Consult a family dentist at Molino and Vaccaro Dental in Niskayuna, NY, to see if this restorative treatment will work for you.

Common Tooth Damage Causes

A lot of tooth damage happens due to normal wear and tear or aging. But some patients have damaged teeth because they eat too many hard candies or have a problem with bruxism (tooth grinding). Dental decay can also cause permanent damage to a tooth, requiring a root canal and crown. Patients who play contact sports may be more prone to dental injuries like cracked and chipped teeth.

Strengthen Your Teeth with Dental Crowns

Most dental crowns are made of resilient porcelain material that both strengthens and whitens broken, discolored teeth. They form a complete outer protective layer, guarding the tooth from dental decay and damage from enamel erosion. It’s also difficult for dental stains to absorb into porcelain. The crowns used in bridges can also strengthen your smile by closing the large gaps caused by missing teeth.

Additional Dental Crown Advantages

There’s a good chance that one or more people you know have at least one dental crown as it is a very common dental procedure. Here are a few additional advantages of getting dental crowns installed by your Niskayuna, NY, family dentist:

  • If you keep up with good dental hygiene, your crown can last for 10 years or longer.
  • Crowns look so natural that no one will be able to tell you have one.
  • If you have a crown due to dental decay, the inside of your tooth will have a better chance to heal after a root canal procedure.

Crowns Restore Your Smile

As healthy and strong as your teeth may be right now, crowns can make them even stronger. Contact a family dentist at Molino and Vaccaro Dental in Niskayuna, NY, to schedule a crown consultation with Dr. Kent Molino or Dr. Todd Vaccaro.

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.