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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I have always received great treatment and never had to wait after my appointment time.
Shawneac P.
My experience with this office was the best I have ever had… I love this dentist
Gail D.
I have trust and confidence with Dr Finkelman. And the hygentist always does a nice job.
Jennife D.
Being terrified of the dentist, I have never ever said this before, but I had a very pleasant dental experience with Dr. Machlus,, and this was for a root canal,,, not an easy thing to walk away from […]
Randi M.
Very clean office. Nice and professional staff
Michelle S.
Staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor was professional and explained the treatment plan and costs up front.
Mary S.
I have been using your dental service for over 45 years and have worked with Dr. Elkins and now Dr. Finkelman – a couple times with Dr. Machlus. They have been very professional and have met my […]
James A.
Very nice people and the practice runs very efficiently.
Santiago R.
The staff is very friendly, the doctors took the time to make my children feel relaxed and answered all their questions
Georgette C.
Vera is a great dental hygienist. She makes me feel comfortable and makes my visit go quickly and smoothly. Dr. Machlus is a great dentist, too. Overall, I always have a good experience when going to […]
Kathleen R.
Knowledgeable dentist – very efficient in processing an emergency dental need. Clean environment.
Santiago R.
Friendly staff. Appointments are on time. Injections are painless.
Nancy R.
I’ve been going to this office for many years . Service has always been exceptional! Dr finkelman is awesome!
Janice H.
In when I was supposed to be. Everyone was pleasant. Dr. Machlus is awesome.
Austin O.
My hygenist is wonderful. Friendly, efficient and painless. Everyone here is really nice.
Gilbert C.
Nice and friendly staff Teeth cleaned and flossed well Doctors expertise as well as dental hygienist knowledge.
Dana S.
I have always received excellent care and the staff and doctors are always friendly and comforting – Vira -the hygentist-is wonderful and friendly. Doctor Finkelman has been my dentist for over […]
Patricia R.
Dr. Finkelman is an Extremely Nice Man and A Really Good Dentist. 2 Thumbs Up To Him And His Staff. I Believe I Will Keep Him As My Dentist. Many Thanks… Rita.
Rita M.
I feel well cared for
Susan M.
Overall good service and friendly staff
Amanda G.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 9:30 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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (215) 310-5826
Our Location