When it comes to having a perfect smile, dental health is the first step to a healthy smile and confidence. Dental hygiene begins with a full mouth of healthy teeth. Although most people strive to maintain healthy teeth, not every patient is able to keep all of their teeth healthy and intact. Due to many different circumstances, teeth may begin to decay due to gum disease known as periodontal disease. To halt the spread of decay and infection, Dr. Alex Parshin can fit teeth with dental crowns that leave a smile gleaming.
What are dental crowns?
When people hear about dental crowns they may think of older people who are missing many teeth. However, dental crowns are not just for the elderly. They can be for anyone who needs tooth repair, be it minor or major repair. Dental crowns are simply tooth colored caps that are fit over a weak or decaying tooth. They can be fashioned out of many different materials. Dental crowns can be used as a treatment for a variety of issues such as tooth decay, hiding chips in teeth, to slow dental decay, or to keep damaged teeth from falling into pieces.
Dr. Parshin will schedule a preliminary screening to determine what your needs are and whether his dental crowns are the best solution. During your meeting, Dr. Parshin will examine your teeth, take x-rays, take photos or maybe take a digital impression of your gums and teeth. Based off his consultation and results he will make a recommendation as to whether you would benefit from having dental crowns.
What kinds of material are used in dental crowns?
Dr. Parshin offers same-day Cerec crowns, precisely made on location from ceramic blocks, utilizing the latest 3D technology. With ceramic crowns, the crown blends in with the other teeth hiding evidence of any dental work. You can voice your preferences and Dr. Parshin will advise you as to whether it is a good option.
What is getting a dental crown fit like?
Unlike other crowns that can be a very lengthy procedure, Cerec crowns are created and applied within the same day. There’s no need to wait and you won’t need to be fitted with temporary crowns that notoriously fall out, due to their temporary design.
Instead of using messy putty material, Dr. Parshin will take digital images of your mouth and feed them into the computer to create a 3D model. These digital impressions allow you and Dr. Parshin to see what the results will look like before the procedure is complete.
Once a crown is permanently placed, it functions as a normal tooth so you can get back to smiling with confidence. There are no food restrictions to worry about so you can also get back to eating all the food that you love. After the crown(s) are fit, Dr. Parshin recommends that you brush and floss as normal.
Dr. Parshin’s expertise and years in practice mark him as one of the best when it comes to fitting and applying dental crowns in Staten Island. You can call the office to schedule an appointment at (718) 494 2010 or reach out online to learn more.