We offer several options for dental crowns at Rockland Riverside Dental, including metal free options. Dr. Jacob Wallach is a highly trained general dentist in Nyack, NY. Whether you need to replace a broken crown, need a root canal or have a tooth that needs a crown, Dr. Wallach will create custom dental crowns that look and feel like natural teeth.
There are many materials that a dentist can choose from when creating a dental crown. In many cases, Dr. Wallach will recommend a metal-free choice like a porcelain dental crown because of their tooth-like appearance. Whatever type of crown we select, you can be sure that it will be very comfortable, beautiful and durable.
A dental crown procedure generally takes 2 to 3 office visits. To start, Dr. Wallach will remove any existing crowns or fillings and prepare the tooth for the new tooth crown, removing as little tooth structure as necessary to ensure a stable fit. He will select the best material for your restoration and may place a temporary dental crown to protect your tooth while the new crown is being made.
Once the permanent dental crown has arrived from the laboratory, Dr. Wallach will have the patient “try it on” for fit and color. He will make any minor adjustments in the office before securing the crown with a special adhesive.
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
No, a dental crown is a comfortable procedure. We may offer you a local anesthetic or light sedative to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed. You may experience some sensitivity immediately following treatment, but that will not last more than a few days.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown is determined by the choice of material, location of the tooth, and the specific condition of the patient. Before Dr. Wallach begins treatment, he will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. Rockland Riverside Dental will submit dental insurance claims on your behalf.
I have a gold dental crown, can I have it replaced with a porcelain dental crown?
Yes, Dr. Wallach can replace metal dental crowns, broken or worn dental crowns with new, porcelain dental crowns. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of your smile.