Dental Crowns | St. James NY
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
A dental crown and bridgework combination is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old teeth fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older dental fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, dental crowns can prevent breakage.
Patient Reviews: Dental Crowns
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North Country Smiles
Patient Review by Ron T
I have been treated by the Laudatti family for over 40 years! I started seeing Dr. Laudatti (Dr. Nick’s dad) when I was just a child. He was a great dentist who truly cared about his patients. He would be proud of the practice that his son Dr. Nick has built today. Dr. Nick has…
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Patient Review by Bill L
I was treated like family. They exceeded my expectations. I will definitely refer my friends and family to Dr. Laudati
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Patient Review by Al M
Dr. Nick has a good hand and is very caring.
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Patient Review by Melanie R.
What drew me to North Country Smiles is their warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at ease. I have been a patient here for over 10 years and I highly recommend this office for all of your dental needs.
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Patient Review by Jim H.
North Country Smiles Team lead by Dr. Nick is a best in class professional operation. From scheduling to appointment they get things done in a personal and caring way. Thank you for your years of outstanding service to our community.
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Patient Review by Ron T.
I've been a patient of Dr. Nicks for years and have seen him from everything from cleanings to crowns. In my opinion there is not a more meticulous professional in the field who shows attention to even the slightest of details. The staff is courteous and friendly and Jessica always greets me with a smile.…
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