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Dental Crowns
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.


What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns, also referred to as tooth caps, are versatile and effective solutions for restoring damaged or decaying teeth. At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, we take pride in offering dental crowns to address various dental concerns, helping our patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. In contrast to porcelain veneers, these custom-crafted caps encase the entire visible portion of a tooth down to the gums, providing strength, protection, and aesthetic improvement. Moreover, crowns can be affixed to dental implants to replace missing teeth. Whether you have a cracked, weakened, or extensively decayed tooth, dental crowns offer a reliable option to restore both functionality and appearance.


Why Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
Preserve Your Tooth
A dental crown is a key player in safeguarding a damaged tooth, often preventing the need for extraction. Following root canal treatment, our dentist is likely to recommend this restoration to shield the tooth from further damage.
Leveraging advanced technology, we meticulously craft dental crowns that seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. Dr. Joseph Cipriano and our dental technicians collaborate with you to determine the ideal tooth shape, position, and color for a natural and harmonious appearance.
Durability & Comfort
Our dentist employs only the highest-quality materials in the creation of your restoration, ensuring it can withstand daily biting forces. If you're experiencing discomfort, a crown can offer relief from sensitivity and endure for as long as 15 years.


The Advantages of Our Metal-Free Cosmetic Crowns

When you opt for a dental crown at Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, you can experience:

Preservation of Your Tooth

A dental crown acts as a cap, covering the visible part of a tooth and reinforcing its structure. This allows us to restore a damaged tooth to normal function, enabling you to eat and chew comfortably.

Swift Treatment

With our cutting-edge technology, we can efficiently prepare your damaged teeth for a crown by removing decay and reshaping the tooth, mill the restoration, and place your new crown all in a single appointment. Same-day crowns eliminate the need for a temporary restoration and follow-up visit.

Long-Lasting Benefits

At our Staten Island dental office, we exclusively utilize high-quality, porcelain-like materials such as IPS e.max® and IPS Empress®. With proper care, these dental crowns can last up to 10 years before needing replacement.

Natural-Looking Results

Your custom crown will be meticulously designed to complement the shape of nearby teeth and precisely matched to the natural shade of your smile. This ensures it blends in seamlessly, providing a natural-looking appearance and fit.

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 Is a Dental Crown 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.


What Is the Dental Crown Procedure?

Our dentist, Dr. Joseph Cipriano, has streamlined the crown placement process for speed and personalization. Beginning with an oral examination to assess the required treatment, if a dental crown is deemed necessary, Dr. Cipriano will provide a comprehensive explanation of the procedure and discuss the types of crowns recommended for your specific situation. At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, we offer traditional crowns, a process that usually involves several steps spread across two visits:

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 tooth is prepared for the crown, this involves removing any decay or damage and reshaping of 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 by our dental technician. 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.
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Your Experience Matters To Us

At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, your experience matters most. We understand the apprehension around dental visits and prioritize your comfort, striving to make procedures as pain-free as possible. With transparency and your choices at the forefront, we aim to alleviate dental anxiety. Your satisfaction guides our approach, ensuring you're fully informed and empowered to make decisions aligned with your oral health goals. Trust us to be your partner on the path to a healthier, brighter smile.

​​“Dr. Cipriano is the absolute best dentist with an amazing staff! They truly care about your experience in and out of the office. They know who we are when we walk in, and make us feel like we are part of the family. After a long road of genetic dental issues and quick fixes from other providers, my daughter did not smile with her mouth open until Dr. Cipriano worked his magic on her smile. He listened to her, was patient, kind and would not finish the job until HE, was completely satisfied that my daughter was happy. It might seem like a little thing, but finally seeing my daughter smile with her teeth showing has made a world of difference for this mom. The BEST of the BEST! Thank you Healthy Smiles of Staten Island”

- Mary Q
“I grew up in SI & now live in FL. Even w/ that I have never changed my dentist. I go quarterly for cleanings. But here is why you should go here; I just flew up for Christmas, On 12/22 I needed a full root canal, typically multiple visits. Knowing I live in FL Dr. C stayed & completed the whole job, including using amazing technology to print a crown, in 1 visit. It was unreal. I had no pain & was at dinner in NYC that evening for a Christmas party.  Every person there is super nice, helpful, etc. Hands down, I will fly from FL to Newark just for an appointment here in SI. That’s how good they are, which I know sounds crazy.  But it’s worth it! If you live in Ny or Nj clearly the best dentist in the area.”

- John S
“Dr. Cipriano and his team are incredible!!! Got me right in for an emergency visit and were beyond professional, talented and kind. The office was beautiful they even had TVs on the ceiling to keep you entertained and distracted during your dental work!! I highly recommend Healthy Smiles they will exceed your expectations!!”

- Jacqueline C
“The best dental practice on Staten Island! Dr. Cipriano is great. I went in feeling super nervous and he immediately made me feel comfortable. He extracted all four of my wisdom teeth and it was a quick, easy and painless experience. I would definitely recommend anyone to come see him!”

- Alessandra V
“Healthy smiles is the best dental office on Staten Island! The staff is friendly and courteous.  Dr. Cipriano is kind and gentle , making going to the dentist pleasurable!  Appointment times are kept so there is no long waiting!! It truly feels like one big family!”

- Tara N
5-Star Reviews!


How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?

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

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, each with different costs and benefits.
Teeth in different areas of the mouth may require different types of crowns, which can affect the cost.
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.

If you have more severe orthodontic issues, our dentists may recommend traditional braces or other alternatives.

dental crown Faq's

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

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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Don't let dental issues hold you back—experience the transformative benefits of dental crowns for a healthier, more confident you. Schedule your appointment now to unlock the full potential of your smile at Healthy Smiles of Staten Island.

142 Annadale Rd, Staten Island, NY 10312, United States

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