Dental Crowns in Massapequa, NY


Dental Crowns on Long Island, NY

Dr. Jay B. Lubliner offers dental crowns in Massapequa, NY. Call us today at 516-798-0223 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

If a tooth has more extensive decay, a dental crown may be the ideal aesthetic and functional restorative solution. Choosing to have a crown placed can preserve the natural tooth, which is always the goal as preserving the natural teeth helps maintain the supporting bone structure and stability of the surrounding and adjacent teeth.

The first step in the process is to take an impression that will be used to make a model of the teeth and bite. This allows the crown to be made to look and function like your natural tooth. The tooth will then be prepped, with the decayed areas being removed. An impression of the prepped tooth will be made so that the final crown will fit properly when it is placed.

Sometimes the final crown can be placed on the same day but other times a temporary crown will be placed while your final restoration is being created. Crowns often last a lifetime with proper care and oral hygiene.

There are four main types of dental crowns:

Ceramic

This type of crown is often used for teeth that are visible when smiling as they are made from a porcelain-based material that retains the look of your natural teeth.

Porcelain Fused to Metal

These crowns are known for their strength and durability while also allowing for a natural-looking restoration.

Gold Alloys

These may be used when more strength is needed, particularly for patients who grind their teeth at night.

Base Metal Alloys

These are strong and corrosion-resistant and are often used when there is less existing tooth structure available to support the crown restoration.

Our amazing team of dental professionals will help select the type of crown best suited to your particular needs.

Call us today at 516-798-0223 to schedule your appointment.

Dental Crowns Frequently Asked Questions


How much are crowns?


The cost of a crown varies greatly. A crown can range from $600 to upwards of $1500 depending on the materials and lab being used. Some are more natural-looking and more resistant to breakage than others. You usually get what you pay for. 

How much does it cost to get a tooth crown?


The cost of a crown varies greatly. A crown can range from $600 to upwards of $1500 depending on the materials and lab being used. Some are more natural-looking and more resistant to breakage than others. You usually get what you pay for. 

Why is a dental crown so expensive?


There is a lot that goes into making a dental crown. They are custom made to fit the conditions in your mouth and simulate reality. It is an art that is often undervalued. A crown has to fit perfectly around the teeth on either side of it, above or below it, your gum line, the color of the other teeth around it, and also look natural, all at the same time. A well-made crown requires a lot of skill by both your dentist and a lab technician. And like anything else in life that is custom made and time consuming, there is an expense associated with it. 

How long does a crown last?


On average, dental crowns last between five and fifteen years. This large span depends on the amount of wear the crown takes, your oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits. For example, in a tooth grinder or clencher, the crown life expectancy might be less. 

Can I get a crown without a root canal?


Yes. Most root-canaled teeth require a crown due to their brittle nature. However, not all crowned teeth require root canal treatment. 

Can you get a cavity under a crown?


Yes. You can get a cavity. (Tooth decay) anywhere in your mouth where there is natural tooth. This can occur under a filling, crown, or bridge. Your dental hygiene plays a large role in this occurrence. 

How much is a root canal and crown without insurance?


The cost of a root canal varies based on the tooth being treated. Typically the further back in the mouth, the more canals and therefore the more expensive the procedure. You could expect to pay between $500 and $1500 for a root canal depending on what tooth it is and who is performing the procedure. Specialists (endodontists) typically charge a higher fee than a general dentist. A root canaled tooth often requires the additional expense of a post and crown to protect the tooth.

Does a crown hurt more than a filling?


Both procedures usually require a local anesthetic so that there is no discomfort during the procedure. A crown usually requires more tooth reduction than a filling. The post-operative discomfort, therefore, might be a little more. What generally determines your post-operative discomfort is how much the tooth needed to be drilled and the proximity of the restoration (filling or crown) is to the nerve inside the tooth. Sometimes after deep restorations, teeth become symptomatic and require a root canal. 

Do you need a crown after a root canal?


You typically need a dental crown after a root canal. After root canal therapy, teeth become more brittle and more prone to cracking. A crown covers and protects the tooth much the same way that a roof covers and protects a house.

What happens if I don’t replace an extracted tooth?


Teeth not replaced by extractions usually allow the adjacent teeth and the opposing teeth to move. This movement or drifting of teeth can alter your bite and possibly your joint (TMJ) causing yet even bigger problems.