Dental Crown Specialist

Karanjit Kamboj, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Beech Avenue Dental

Karanjit Kamboj, DDS

General Dentistry located in Flushing, NY

Dental crowns are a perfect blend of art and science, restoring your tooth with an artificial cap that looks beautiful and functions perfectly. If you’re in need of a dental crown, schedule a visit with Karanjit Kamboj, DDS, at Beech Avenue Dental in Flushing, New York. The team provides patients with excellent crowns that restore your ability to speak and smile with confidence. Schedule your visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Dental Crown Q & A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is an artificial tooth cap that’s permanently sealed to an existing root structure, like a natural tooth root or a dental implant. Dental crowns feel and function just like a natural tooth cap, and can even look like one, too!

What are dental crowns made from?

Some of the more common dental crown materials are:

  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Silver amalgam
  • Cast gold
  • Zirconium 
  • Resin

Each of these materials has different advantages depending on where in your mouth your crown will be. Your dentist can help you pick a material that’s best suited to your particular needs, preferences, and budget.

What do dental crowns do?

Dental crowns replace the entirety of your tooth above the gum line and can serve a wide range of purposes, like:

  • Restoring a tooth that’s suffered significant damage or decay
  • Capping off a dental implant
  • Replacing an unsightly tooth
  • Reinforcing a tooth that’s been injured

Dental crowns are frequently applied after a root canal to restore the form, function, and strength of your tooth.

What’s the process for getting a dental crown?

Beech Avenue Dental can fit you with a crown in just a few office visits. During your first visit, your dentist prepares your tooth-to-be-crowned by shaving off some of its enamel and takes an impression of your mouth.

Your dentist sends that impression to a lab, where your crown is designed to fit comfortably in your mouth and blend in seamlessly with your smile. You wear a temporary crown while you wait a week or so for your permanent restoration to come back from the lab. 

Once your permanent crown is ready, you come back for another office visit. Your dentist places your permanent restoration, checks that the fit is comfortable in your bite, and seals it in place with dental cement.

You leave the office able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again!

How do I care for my dental crown?

You can treat your dental crown just like the rest of your natural teeth. It doesn’t require any special treatment or cleaning. Just make sure to brush twice daily, floss, and maintain regular cleanings and checkups with Beech Avenue Dental.

To learn more about how a dental crown can improve your smile, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.