Dental Crowns Are a Great Way to Repair and Restore the Smile
- Posted on: Jul 30 2019
Pittsford, NY patients who visit DeStefano Dentistry will learn a lot about the services that are offered, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. One common treatment offered by Dr. Thomas DeStefano is that of dental crowns.
Understanding dental crowns
Dental crowns are more than just a restorative treatment. Because Dr. Thomas DeStefano fabricates his dental crowns to match the rest of the teeth within the smile, they also have a cosmetic benefit. These restorations are made of custom-colored porcelain to blend in seamlessly within the smile. Porcelain is a material often used for restorations because it is similar in appearance to natural tooth enamel, is affordable, and is strong and durable enough to withstand everyday chewing and biting forces. Dr. Thomas DeStefano and his team create the dental crowns specifically for each patient.
How is a dental crown created?
Dr. Thomas DeStefano creates dental crowns through a faster process than other dental facilities, eliminating the time needed for the creation of the crown with CEREC technology. Patients first have their tooth prepared. This is done by removing a thin portion of the enamel around the entire tooth being covered. Digitized impressions are performed and used in our state-of-the-art software. Then, the new dental crown is milled from a block of porcelain while patients wait, allowing patients to achieve their new smile in the same appointment. Our dentist ensures that the new crown is perfect in shape, size, and color. By using technology to create restorations right in the dental office, patients can have all their dental work completed in just one visit.
How long can dental crowns last?
With proper care, patients can expect their dental crown to last a decade or longer. If it needs to be replaced, the current crown will be removed, impression will be done, and the process begins again.
Speak to the staff at DeStefano Dentistry about having a dental crown placed
If you are interested in the placement of a dental crown or have been told that you may need one over one or more teeth, Dr. Thomas DeStefano encourages you to book an appointment at our practice to discuss the benefits and determine if it is necessary. The practice is conveniently located in Pittsford, NY and can be reached for a visit at (585) 248-2383.
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