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Dental crowns are strong dental restorations that are also known as tooth caps. They replace the enamel and restore the health and function of the tooth. If you have a severely decayed, worn-down, weak, broken, or oddly shaped tooth, then your dentist, Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr., might recommend fixing it with a dental crown.

Dental crown treatment
Your dentist will numb the tooth with a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during your appointment. When you’re ready, he will trim the outer layer of the tooth (the tooth enamel) to make room for the crown. Then, he will make an impression of the tooth and will send it to a dental lab. There, dental technicians will create your crown and send it to our office. While you wait for your crown to be made, you will be given a temporary crown.

Dental crown care
In order to maintain a top-notch dental crown, you need to practice good oral hygiene. This means you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily, and visit your dentist every six months.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental crowns in Port Jefferson Station, New York, please contact N.J. Nicastro Dental PC at 631-928-2020 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the answers you need!