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dental crowns in staten island

If you are looking at possibly restoring damaged or decaying teeth, dental crowns are a great option. At Healthy Smiles in Staten Island, we offer dental crowns to help our patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. We’ll delve a little deeper into the benefits of dental crowns, who they’re for, the procedure, cost and how to get started today with a consultation.

Benefits of dental crowns

Dental crowns offer a great way in helping patients to restore teeth

Restoring damaged teeth

Crowns help to restore the shape and size of a damaged or decaying tooth, improving the overall appearance and function.

Enhancing your appearance

A discoloured teeth or misshapen tooth is often an issue for many of our patients but with dental crowns, these problems can be solved which provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Protecting weakened teeth

Crowns can protect a weakened tooth from further damage and decay, preventing the need for more extensive dental work in the future.

Restoring proper bite and chewing function

Crowns can restore proper bite and chewing function, improving overall oral health.

Finally, by restoring damaged or decaying teeth, dental crowns can also help you to eat and speak more comfortably, which has a significant impact on the quality of your life and overall confidence.

Who are crowns for?

Dental crowns can work for a number of patients with a range of dental issues such as

Damaged or decayed teeth

If a tooth is cracked, broken or decayed, a dental crown is a great way to help restore its function and appearance. This is helpful if a tooth has further issues and can not be solved with a simple filling.

Discolored or misshapen teeth

Having discoloured teeth or misshapen teeth is something that we often see can affect a patients self-confidence but with dental crowns we can help to improve the size and shape giving you a more natural looking smile. This is particularly helpful if you have teeth that are misshapen or discolored due to injury or genetics.

Weak or worn teeth

Teeth that are weakened or worn down due to age or other factors can benefit from the support and protection provided by dental crowns. This can help prevent further damage or decay and keep your natural teeth healthy and strong.

Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment

If previously you have had a root canal procedure, the affected tooth may have become weakened and need additional support. With Dental crowns, it can help to not only protect and strengthen your tooth but also prevent further damage or infection in the future.

The Dental Crowns Procedure

The dental crown procedure typically involves several steps, which may vary depending on the extent of the damage or decay


During your first consultation with Healthy Smiles, Dr Joseph Cipriano will first evaluate your teeth and discuss the best possible treatment options with you. This will include the type of crown material that may work best for your treatment needs.


During the first initial treatment visit, the damaged teeth is prepared for the crown, this involves removing any decay or damage and reshaping of the the tooth to help better accommodate the dental crown. This phase of the treatment may require a local anaesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure.


An impression from the prepared tooth is taken which is later used to create a custom crown in our dental lab. This process typically takes a few weeks, but during this time you’ll have a temporary crown fitted to help protect your tooth until the permanent crown is ready to be fitted.


Once the permanent crown is ready to be placed onto the tooth, you will return to our dental practice in Staten Island for the placement process. Dr Joseph Cipriano will check the fit and appearance of the crown first before cementing it into place. A local anaesthetic may be needed again during this phase of the treatment.


Once the crown has been successfully placed, it is essential to maintain good oral and hygiene habits to ensure longevity of your dental crown restoration. This includes regularly brushing and flossing, avoiding any hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage the crown and returning for regular dental check up and cleaning appointments.

How much do dental crowns cost?

The cost of dental crowns can vary depending on several factors, including:

Material Used

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, each with different costs and benefits.

Location of Tooth

Teeth in different areas of the mouth may require different types of crowns, which can affect the cost.

Complexity of the Procedure

More complex cases may require additional time and resources, which can impact the cost. During your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved in your treatment plan. We also offer several financing options to help make dental crowns more affordable for our patients.


Once the permanent crown is ready to be placed onto the tooth, you will return to our dental practice in Staten Island for the placement process. Dr Joseph Cipriano will check the fit and appearance of the crown first before cementing it into place. A local anaesthetic may be needed again during this phase of the treatment.

dental crown Faq's

Should my tooth be black under a crown?

No, your tooth should not be black or have any discolouration on your crown. If you do begin to notice a blackening or discolouring of your tooth, it could indicate early signs of decay or possibly infection. It’s important to schedule a appointment with us as soon as possible to help assess the situation and determine the right treatment for you.

Do I need a root canal before a crown?

Each patient is different and a root canal may be necessary before placing a dental crown. This is typically the case if the tooth is being treated from an infection or the tooth has been damaged. We will help to evaluate the condition of your tooth and determine the right course of action.

Can a tooth get infected under a crown?

Yes, a tooth can become infected if bacteria or decay are under a crown. This is why we stress the importance of maintaining a healthy oral hygiene habit and recommend that our patients receive regular dental checkups and cleanings. If you begin to experience any pain or sensitivity in a tooth with a crown, contact us right away via our contact form.

Should I floss around a crown?

Yes, it’s important to floss regardless, especially with a crown as this helps to remove food particles and any bacteria that may be present. Remember to be gentle when flossing around a crown to avoid damaging the restoration.

Do gums grow over crowns?

No gums should not grow over your crown. However if a crown has not been fitted correctly, it could cause gum irritation or recession. If you begin to notice any changes in your gum tissue around a crown, contact us immediately to help evaluate the situation.

Is mouthwash OK for crowns?

Mouthwash is generally safe to use with dental crowns. However, it's important to choose a non-alcoholic mouthwash to avoid damaging the restoration. Your dentist may also recommend a specific type of mouthwash to use with your dental crown.

Is chewing gum bad for dental crowns?

Chewing gum is generally safe for dental crowns, but it's important to avoid chewing gum that is too sticky or hard, as this could damage the restoration. Be cautious when chewing gum and avoid excessive force on the crown.

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