Porcelain Crowns in Massapequa Park
With all of the modern advances in dental materials and methods, there’s no reason why patients shouldn’t have highly esthetic porcelain 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 teeth that show when a patient smiles.
When do you need a porcelain crown? We might fit you for a crown if:
- You’ve got a tooth that’s been weakened by decay or disease
- You want to replace an old metal crown for esthetic 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 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 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 neighboring teeth. Dr. Mohr then bonds the crown during a second visit, and you leave our Massapequa Park office with a beautifully restored smile!