Massapequa Ceramic Crowns Dentist

When you need a crown put on a tooth, one of your best options is to get one made of ceramic. Ceramic crowns are the most natural looking crowns you can buy today, making them the favorite among many people.

About Crowns

Dental crowns are used in a variety of situations, mostly to protect a damaged tooth or to make cosmetic modifications to a tooth. Other purposes include:

  • To support a dental bridge
  • To restore a tooth after a root canal
  • To cover a dental implant.

Types of Ceramic Crowns

Not every crown that claims to be made of ceramic is made the same way. There are different types and each one has its own advantages.

  • All Ceramic– These crowns are made of an engineered compound that is very similar to porcelain. They are made entirely of the same material and they provide the best aesthetic look.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM)– This type of crown has a metal base and the porcelain is fused to it to give it a more aesthetic look. It is much stronger than all ceramic, but it must also use a white compound over the metal to prevent the color of the metal from shining through. This gives it a slightly less than natural appearance.
  • Milled Crowns– Some dentist offices have the equipment to be able to mill a new crown on the spot. This computer-operated machine using CAD/CAM can make a new crown from a small block of ceramic material in about 20 minutes. It provides a strong advantage in that it enables you to get a new crown in just one visit.
  • Zirconia– This material is believed to be considerably stronger than ordinary porcelain. It is, however, made of a block of material that is of a uniform color, which means that it does not look as natural as other all-ceramic crowns. This quality would make it ideal for a crown on the back teeth where it is not as visible.

Positioning Crowns

Crowns that are less natural looking may be better for teeth that are more out of sight than other ones. Crowns that exhibit more lifelike qualities are best for front teeth, especially if they are placed next to a natural tooth.

Stronger crowns, such as the PFMs or zirconia are better placed where they can withstand stronger biting forces. This will enable them to last longer. It also makes a lot more sense to use stronger crowns if you tend to clench or grind your teeth. A night guard from a dentist can also help prevent damage.

Durability

Dental crowns can last from 10 to 15 years. With proper care, it is possible for a crown to last a lifetime – or as long as the tooth under it lasts.

The dentists at Global Family Dental can provide you with quality ceramic crowns. We offer cosmetic dentistry and full-service dental care to meet the needs of you and your family members. Contact us today about any questions or to set up a consultation appointment.

Our Reviews

patient-review-Derek-Ker“This is a GREAT office. Very professional, caring and knowledgeable staff. The doctor took his time to discuss my issue, explained all options and listened to all of my concerns. The whole process was great and painless. I will be bringing my whole family here and highly recommend this office.” By Derek Ker

patient-review-Lev Ibragimov“An absolutely fantastic experience in dentistry the likes of which I have never experienced. I went to this office on the referral of my friend, and I’m so glad i made the appointment. Dr. Vera is truly one of the finest dentist I’ve ever experienced. I have had so many problem with my teeth and felt like wherever I went previously it took a year and never done right. I frankly gave up on getting veneers done.

Dr. Vera where able to repair the mistakes of my previous dentist in one visit. I was in so much pain for weeks, so on a recommendation I took a chance. Let me tell you, i will never ever let another dentist work on me. She was so gentle, she explained what needed to be done. My goodness, she is polite, professional, and truly artistic in the work she did on me. I’m gong back to finish all my teeth. I cant wait. I highly , highly , highly recommend this office and Dr. Vera. I wish i could give 10 stars. Go there you won’t regret it.” By Lev Ibragimov

patient-review-Inna Vityuk“This is a GREAT office. Very professional, caring and knowledgeable staff. The doctor took his time to discuss my issue, explained all options and listened to all of my concerns. The whole process was effortless and painless. I will be bringing my whole family here and highly recommend this office.” By Inna Vityuk

patient-review-Avi-Gavlaev“I got 10 veneers on top and 6 on bottom. Best decision I’ve made in a long time!!! Everything was great from start to finish. The doctor, the work, and the experience top notch. Love love love my new smile now.” By Avi Gavlaev

patient-reviews-Diana-ShabatayevaWhat an incredible experience at Global Family Dental! It was my first time getting a cleaning and it did not hurt one single bit. Everybody was so polite and seemed extremely informed about my dental work. I also, feel like I was not getting scammed into doing unnecessary work at all. Thank you so much guys. By Diana Shabatayeva