For over 30 years, Philadelphia, PA dentist Dr. David J. Weinstock has been helping patients that have cracked teeth, deep tooth decay and deterioration restore their smiles with conservative dental procedures. In many cases, dental crowns are often the most successful option for patients to address a wide range of cosmetic and restorative needs. Learn more about the benefits of dental crowns and how they can restore a healthy, beautiful smile.
1. Dental crowns reduce pain
Dr. Weinstock often uses dental crowns to complete a restorative treatment, repairing damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, an infection of a tooth’s root, or injury to your tooth enamel such as a fracture, chip, or break, you may experience sensitivity or even pain when you eat or drink. A dental crown can protect your tooth against further damage while also reducing sensitivity.
2. Dental crowns are custom-made for each patient and it’s a simple procedure
You might think that getting dental crowns is a complicated or intense procedure. In reality, this treatment is minimally invasive and relatively straightforward. Once your enamel is cleaned and the damaged parts removed, Dr. Weinstock will shape your tooth so that it can securely hold a crown. Next, he will take a mold of your tooth so it matches the shape, size, and hue of your natural teeth and send it to a dental laboratory. This process will usually take about two weeks. You will be given a temporary crown in the meantime. When it’s ready, Dr. Weinstock will place it over your prepared tooth and it will be held in place with a strong bonding cement.
3. Crowns can restore your smile for a long time
Dental crowns are mainly intended to restore damaged teeth to health and relieve dental discomfort, but they also offer numerous cosmetic benefits. Because they fit over an existing tooth, they can instantly correct cosmetic issues such as discoloration, stains, crookedness, chips, cracks, fractures, and more. Therefore, they can be used to correct some purely cosmetic issues, much like porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding, however, getting crowns for purely cosmetic reasons may not be covered by your insurance. Consult with Dr. Weinstock’s dedicated staff about what your insurance will and will not cover. With conscientious care such as daily brushing and flossing, as well as routine examinations and cleanings with Dr. Weinstock, these prosthetic teeth can last between 15 and 30 years.
Enjoy the Benefits of Dental Crowns
Request an appointment online or call us at (215) 857-8054 to schedule a consultation at our Philadelphia, PA office regarding dental crowns or any other dental concerns you may have.