Crowns Specialist

Dr. I Dental PC

Dentist located in Queens, Elmhurst, NY

Crowns are a classic dental procedure that can restore and reinforce a tooth that’s suffered severe damage or decay. Emmanuil Ilyayev, DDS, and the team of dental professionals at Dr. I Dental PC in New York City’s Elmhurst, Queens, are renowned for their skill in administering high-quality crowns that improve the look and function of their patients’ smiles. If you need a crown, don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Call the offices today or book your visit online and get your smile back to optimal health.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is an artificial tooth cap that’s permanently affixed on top of an existing root structure, such as a natural tooth root or a dental implant.

The team of dental professionals at Dr. I Dental PC only use strong biocompatible zirconia and porcelain for their crowns, which have a very natural-looking tooth color to them. So your crown won’t only feel and function just like a natural tooth, but it will seamlessly blend into your smile to look like one too.

Why do I need a crown?

Dr. Ilyayev and the team at Dr. I Dental PC use crowns for a wide range of purposes, including:

  • To strengthen a tooth that has a large filling
  • To attach bridges
  • To protect a weak tooth from further damage
  • To replace a tooth that’s suffered significant decay
  • To improve your ability to speak or chew
  • To help restore function in a tooth that is severely worn down
  • To improve your smile by replacing an unsightly tooth

Crowns are also typically used to restore and reinforce the strength and structure of a tooth after a root canal.

What’s the process of getting a crown?

Dr. Ilyayev installs your high-quality and beautiful crown in just two office visits. During your first visit, Dr. Ilyayev uses a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding tissues, then shaves off some of your enamel to make room for the crown.

Once he’s prepared your tooth, he takes an impression of it using a dental putty. He sends this impression off to a lab that custom-makes your crown to fit perfectly over your prepared tooth and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. You’re sent home from your first visit with a temporary crown that will keep your prepared tooth safe while you wait for your final restoration to come back from the lab.

Once your permanent crown is ready, you come back for a second visit. Dr. Ilyayev removes your temporary crown, cleans your mouth and prepared tooth, and checks that the size, fit, and color of your permanent crown are comfortable and up to your standards. If you’re satisfied, he seals the permanent crown in place with a dental sealant.

You’ll leave the office able to chew, speak, and smile as if your natural tooth had just grown back on its own!

Don’t wait any longer to get your crown. Schedule an appointment with Dr. I Dental PC today by calling the office or booking a visit online.