All-Porcelain Dental Crowns - Massapequa Park, NY • Long Island
Where Beautiful Aesthetics Meets Immaculate function
With all of the modern advances in dental materials and methods, there’s no reason why patients shouldn’t have highly esthetic crowns that are durable and long-lasting. Dr. Allan Mohr is pleased to offer the latest in crown technology to his Massapequa Park patients, including all-porcelain crowns that preserve, protect, and enhance the beauty of teeth.
You may have heard a crown referred to as a cap because it fits over a tooth similarly to a baseball cap on a head. A porcelain crown can repair a broken, cracked, or decayed tooth, as well as a tooth that’s been treated with root canal therapy. In the past, crowns were created from dark metals, which detracted from the esthetics of the smile. Now, we have strong, durable porcelains capable of withstanding tremendous biting forces. Dr. Mohr often places all-porcelain crowns, especially on the teeth that show when a patient smiles.
Why Choose Dr. Allan S. Mohr for All-Porcelain Crowns?
- Preserve, Protect & Enhance Beauty of Teeth
- Natural-Colored Porcelain Blends Seamlessly into Your Smile
- Repair a Compromised Tooth Before an Extraction & Implant is Needed
When do you need a porcelain crown? We might fit you for a crown if:
- You have a tooth that’s been weakened by decay or disease
- You want to replace an old metal crown for aesthetic reasons
- We want to anchor a dental bridge in place or restore a dental implant
- You need to improve the look of stained or damaged back teeth
The Porcelain Crown Process
The process of fitting and placing your porcelain crown will require at least two visits. Dr. Mohr will conservatively shape the tooth to allow room for the restoration. He then takes impressions and photographs and sends them to our laboratory. The laboratory uses precise color-matching techniques to create a porcelain crown that blends seamlessly with the neighboring teeth. Dr. Mohr then bonds the crown during a second visit, and you’ll leave our Massapequa Park office with a beautifully restored smile!
Porcelain Crowns FAQs
Would you like to know more about porcelain crowns? Below, we’ve compiled a brief list of questions that our patients frequently ask about this treatment. If you don’t find the information you were hoping for, you are always free to give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you!
How Durable Are Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns are extremely durable. They can easily withstand all the rigors of everyday eating, and they have the potential to last for 10 years or longer before replacement becomes necessary. However, if you habitually grind your teeth, you may need to wear a nightguard to protect your crowns from premature breakage.
Will the Porcelain Ever Stain?
Porcelain is nonporous, which means that it does not absorb pigments like regular tooth enamel. It has the potential to retain its original color for many years! However, keep in mind that if you accidentally scratch the porcelain, particles might get caught in those little scratches and affect your crown’s appearance. That is why it is important for you to use a low-abrasive toothpaste when you are cleaning your teeth and your restorations.
What Kind of Care Do Porcelain Crowns Require?
You can care for porcelain crowns in basically the same way you care for your natural teeth. You should brush thoroughly twice a day, floss once a day, and visit our team for a checkup and cleaning twice a year. You should also avoid biting down on anything hard (like ice) that might break or chip your crowns.
How Much Do Porcelain Crowns Cost?
The cost of porcelain crowns is in the same general ballpark as the cost of metal crowns. If your crown is considered to be necessary for your dental health, your insurance policy is likely to cover a portion of its cost. On the other hand, if you are investing in crowns only because you want to improve your smile’s appearance, you insurance might not cover them. Our team will be happy to give you a price estimate for your treatment when you come in for your consultation.
Why Are Porcelain Crowns Better than Metal Ones?
The most obvious advantage of porcelain crowns is their natural appearance, which metal crowns lack. However, porcelain crowns come with additional benefits as well. For example, they are less likely to cause increased dental sensitivity because they do not conduct temperature as well as metals. They are also ideal for individuals with metal sensitivities or metal allergies.
Is It Painful to Get a Porcelain Crown?
Dr. Mohr is focused on making sure his patients always have a comfortable experience in our office. Local anesthesia, Dr. Mohr’s gentle touch, and optional sedation can make sure you feel little to nothing during your crown procedure. A bit of sensitivity or swelling afterward is normal, but it should subside relatively quickly.
Transformational Porcelain Crown Before & Afters by Dr. Mohr
Porcelain crowns can create some truly amazing results, but you don’t have to take our word for it thanks to the gallery below. There, you’ll see just some of the gorgeous smiles Dr. Mohr has been able to give our patients. You’ll be shocked at the difference they can make!
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