Dental crowns - Greenpoint

The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.



Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations that are beautiful and add strength to weakened teeth.


Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations that are beautiful and add strength to weakened teeth.

Dental Crowns



Dental crowns are used in adults to often cover up fillings, damaged or decaying teeth, cracked or chipped teeth. This will prevent any further damage to the teeth and improve the overall look of the mouth, which is why this procedure can be either categorized under general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry.

There are several types of crowns including stainless steel which can be used for adults who grind their teeth, or who have delicate teeth which can be damaged easily. Additionally there are metal and porcelain crowns as well. These types are used on children (stainless steel) and adults (porcelain).

The stainless steel crowns can be used for children’s teeth that have been damaged by decay and need to be covered until they naturally come out. This is often done on the child’s baby teeth to protect them from additional damage. Cosmetic dentists at our practice can provide several types of crowns including porcelain to preserve the natural look of the teeth. This improves the adults’ overall smile as well as protects the damaged tooth

Depending on the type of treatment you have received for your dental problem, it might be necessary to:

Have your tooth restored to its original size and shape
Supply additional physical support for the treated tooth
Get a complete “makeover” on the affected tooth
For cases like these, a crown is the most logical option.

While inlays and outlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth and fillings fill in the empty interior space of the tooth, crowns completely cover every visible part of the tooth – which is why they are sometimes referred to as “caps.” A part of your tooth remains but is essentially “rebuilt” to resemble the tooth at its exterior best.

While porcelain crowns certainly can improve the look of a tooth or multiple teeth, it is recommended only in conjunction with prior repair of the tooth – not simply for cosmetic purposes.

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