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Crowns services offered in Canarsie, Brooklyn., Brooklyn, NY

Are you missing permanent teeth or have significant tooth damage but desire a perfect smile? At Flatlands Dental Care in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, skilled dentist Oksana Zak, DDS, and her exceptional team offer dental crowns to improve the look, strength, and function of your teeth. Call the office to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Crowns are artificial teeth that attach to dental implants (metal artificial tooth roots) or dental caps that fit over the top of your natural teeth. Crowns restore damaged or decaying natural teeth or replace missing teeth.

Dental bridges consist of an artificial tooth attached to two adjacent crowns or several implant-supported crowns bonded to each other.

What are the advantages of dental crowns?

The benefits of crowns include stronger, longer-lasting teeth. Crowns look identical to natural teeth and fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth. They also strengthen a treated tooth, protecting it from future decay and damage.

Flatlands Dental Care offers same-day crowns made right in the office, so you don’t have to schedule multiple appointments to receive new dental restorations.

Do I need crowns?

You might need crowns if you have teeth that are:

  • Decaying
  • Weak
  • Discolored
  • Cracked 
  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Loose
  • Missing
  • Gapped
  • Misshapen 
  • Too small
  • Unsightly
  • Imperfect

Crowns also protect teeth that your dentist restores during root canals. If you have minor tooth decay or damage, you may simply need a filling, dental bonding, inlays, onlays, or dental veneers.

What happens when receiving crowns?

The process of getting a dental crown is simple. Your dentist numbs the treatment area if needed and inserts a dental implant into your jawbone. Or, they reshape a natural tooth to prepare it for traditional crown placement. 

They scan your mouth and use a specialized machine to create same-day crowns. Your dentist secures a crown over the top of a natural tooth to restore it, or they attach an implant-supported crown to a tiny metal post to replace a tooth. 

How can I take care of my new crowns?

The best way to keep your crowns in good shape and reduce the risk of dental damage is to avoid chewing on hard objects and brush your teeth after meals. Floss daily and see the Flatlands Dental Care team at least every six months for teeth cleanings and dental exams. Call the office if a crown gets damaged or becomes loose.

To find out if you need crowns or if a crown needs repair, call the Flatlands Dental Care office or schedule a visit online today.