Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Can Your Teeth Benefit from Dental Crowns or Caps?

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, or caps, are tooth-shaped covers that fit over the entire visible surface of a damaged tooth to provide stability and restore proper function. A dental crown can correct cosmetic flaws and protect weakened teeth from fracture. Dental crowns are helpful when a tooth has a large cavity, and there isn’t enough of the tooth left to support a filling. They can also help support dental bridges, and restore misshapen or discolored teeth to a normal appearance. Different types of dental crowns are used for different teeth and specific dental issues.

Following are some of the most commonly asked questions about dental crowns:

How Are Dental Crowns Different from Veneers? 



Crowns cover more of your tooth than a veneer, and they require more modification of the tooth surface. They are typically applied to teeth with significant damage or weakened structure. Veneers are customarily used for cosmetic restoration only.

Will a Crown look Natural? 



With the exception of all-metal crowns, dental crowns are customized to match the appearance of a natural tooth in shape, size and color.

How Does the Dentist Prepare My Tooth for a Crown? 



First, your dentist will modify your natural tooth to make room for the crown. Impressions of your teeth and gums are then created to help the lab produce your new crown. You will probably wear a temporary crown while your permanent one is being created.

How Long Will My Crown Last? 



Five to eight years is a general estimate of crown longevity, but most crowns can last up to 10 years or even longer with proper care.

How Do I Take Care of a Dental Crown?

Avoid chewing hard foods and ice. 
Regular dental visits, management of tooth-grinding problems, and diligent oral hygiene are important.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Very kind and great service.
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So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
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Pat D.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
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Anonymous
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
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I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
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As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
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No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
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My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
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Irving T.
Good experience. Well explained.
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I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
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Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
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Patrick M.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
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Carol M.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
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Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
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Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
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Irving T.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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