Porcelain Crowns in Locust Valley
Look and feel your very best
Following a root canal or implant procedure, you’ll likely need a crown to restore the shape and appearance of your tooth. When skillfully designed and crafted, a crown can look and function just like one of your natural teeth. At Locust Valley Dentists, our approach to dental crowns is simple. We use the very best materials, offering patients both porcelain tooth-colored crowns and gold crowns. Our practice partners with trusted local dental labs to design crowns with both health and aesthetics in mind.
We go above and beyond, educating our patients on how to care for their crowns and avoid the risks of gum disease and tooth decay. We want you to be healthy and happy for life.
Broken or damaged crown? Here’s what to do
If you have a crown that’s cracked, feels loose, or has fallen out entirely, it’s essential to see a dentist quickly.
While in some cases the crown can be bonded back in place, a new crown might be a better choice for your health. Don’t worry! Modern materials are more durable and look more natural than crowns done in the past. In addition, without a properly fitting crown, you’re at increased risk of decay and gum disease.
Ready to begin your journey to a healthy smile?
Meet Dr. Koster
Through her work at some of Manhattan’s most well-known cosmetic dental practices, Dr. Adrianne Koster has seen how tooth-colored crowns can help her patients maintain healthy and beautiful smiles.
Dr. Koster has been selected as a “Top New York Dentist” every year since 2016 based on her:
- Attention to detail and skill
- Warm, caring, and friendly nature
- Emphasis on patient comfort
- Ongoing study of the newest dental technologies
- Passion for dentistry
Is Locust Valley Dentists right for you?
At Locust Valley Dentists, your comfort and satisfaction come first. We start by listening to you, your concerns, and what you hope to achieve through your visit to our practice. We’ll talk about:
- Advantages of the modern materials used for crowns
- How to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come
- The importance of brushing and flossing after an implant or root canal
- How to maximize the durability of your crown
If you’re nervous about visiting the dentist, don’t worry.
At Locust Valley Dentists, we are known for being gentle, warm, and friendly. This will be the most relaxing and comfortable dental experience of your life! To decrease anxiety during treatment we offer our patients:
Porcelain Crown FAQs
Are dental crowns worth the money?
Despite their high cost up front, dental crowns can last for five years or more and can be an extremely effective way to protect your teeth from day-to-day wear. They can also complete your smile, boosting your confidence.
Are Porcelain Crowns good?
Porcelain crowns are often considered the best option for crowns since they mimic natural teeth and provide the most undetectable look.
Are zirconia crowns more expensive than porcelain?
Yes. Because they are durable and low-maintenance, they are more expensive than porcelain or ceramic crowns.
Can a crown be filled?
If your crown is damaged, it can usually be repaired by your dentist with a special resin. Because crowns are made with special materials, they are not subject to decay like natural tooth enamel.
Do porcelain crowns stain?
Crowns can stain over time for the same reasons that natural teeth do. The best way to prevent staining on your crown is by brushing regularly and avoiding foods and drinks that cause stains.
Can a crown last a lifetime?
On average, a dental crown will last between 10 and 30 years. Follow your dentists directions to properly care for your crowns to ensure they last longer.
Can I get a crown without a root canal?
It is not always necessary to have a root canal in order to place a crown.
Can porcelain crowns crack?
It is possible for porcelain crowns to crack. If your crown cracks, this represents a dental emergency, and you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
Do Dental Crowns feel like real teeth?
Dental crowns are designed to look and feel like real teeth. However, its normal to need to adjust to your crowns for a few days before you no longer notice them.
How do you care for a porcelain crown?
To care for your porcelain crowns, you should brush and floss regularly, avoid sticky or hard foods, use a night guard as needed, and avoid habits like biting your nails.
- Convenient office hours to fit the busiest schedules
- There’s never any stress or judgment here
- Our modern, calm, and relaxing office is one of a kind
- Learn how crowns improve your health, appearance, and life
No Insurance? No problem.
Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you can still get the healthy and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted! At Locust Valley Dentists, we work with our patients and offer a variety of financing options. Wondering how much your crown will cost? We’re here to answer all of your questions.
Insurance & Financing
For your dental crown, our office can work with many PPO insurance plans.
Our friendly and knowledgeable front office team will help you file your claim and maximize your benefits. If you don’t see your provider listed or if you have questions about payment options, contact our office to learn more.
" The doctors and staff at this office are amazing! Some of the nicest people you can hope to meet, and the dental work that I received was phenomenal. The office is inviting, and the care that is taken to make sure things are done correctly is top tier. Great experience. "
- Roger V.
"Dr. Koster has done extensive dental work for me over the years. She is both kind and caring. She is thorough in her work and takes the time to explain in detail what she is doing. Her compassionate nature has a calming effect during her work. "
" Both my daughter and I have been patients of Dr Koster's and we couldn't be happier. She has a gentle demeanor and is super thorough. She shows genuine concern for our teeth and gives us advice on what to keep doing/do more of to keep them healthy. Her office staff are really nice too. I am grateful to be in their good hands. "
- Dawn C.