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Dental Crowns

Teeth may be damaged in a number of ways that impact your comfort, threaten your oral health, and simply make you less likely to smile.

Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Lisa Reid can repair your tooth and alleviate side effects with a traditional or same-day dental crown.

Why do we use dental crowns so often at our Brooklyn Heights, NY, practice?

Need A Crown Now? We'll Get You In ASAP

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If you've suffered a dental injury, such as a cracked tooth, that requires a dental crown, call our office for an emergency appointment. We'll fit you in as soon as possible. Often, we are able to schedule patients for a crown appointment the same day they call. Since we have on-site CEREC® technology, we can craft a crown for you and place it in one appointment, allowing you to avoid the need for a temporary crown and second appointment. Call now:

Do You Need a Dental Crown? Request a Consultation

Have you suffered some dental trauma? Are you having a toothache or other symptoms that might indicate the need for a root canal? A crown can protect your tooth from further damage, which can help you avoid the need for more invasive or costly procedures, such as dental extractions and implants. Crowns can also restore the look of your smile, giving you the confidence you deserve. Call our Brooklyn Heights office to request a consultation with our dentists and find out if crowns are right for you:

(718) 857-6639

Our Brooklyn dental care staff has the training, tools, and experience to restore your teeth.

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I will highly recommend Brooklyn Heights Dental. Their services are splendid in all matters. Clear information, follow-up in case of a health insurance concern and most importantly, they accommodated my needs...

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Office very clean and filled with light (great location). Staff very friendly, and Dr. Stanislaus is patient, thoughtful, and good at communicating with patients. Recommend highly.

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Visible Enhancement Check Out the End Results

Our Brooklyn practice custom designs each restoration to achieve natural-looking results that complement your unique features.  

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What Does the Procedure Look Like?

When a tooth is chipped or cracked, it becomes susceptible to further damage. Using a fractured tooth to chew, for instance, can result in pain, further cracking, and, in some cases, eventual tooth loss. A dental crown is designed to fit directly on top of the tooth structure, reducing the risk of further damage. These restorations can effectively reinforce cracked teeth and address other types of damage, giving patients a strong biting surface. 
Dr. Stanislaus will first remove a minimal amount of enamel from your tooth before taking the impressions needed to create the customized crown. 

Walk out with a New Crown in a Single Appointment

With the introduction of this technology, patients can save time and forgo a temporary crown by condensing their treatment into a single office visit.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Same-day crowns are durable ceramic restorations made with CEREC technology (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). The system uses state-of-the-art CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) to streamline the production and improve the accuracy of your dental crown. We start by taking digital x-rays and 3-D scans of your teeth and uploading them to our CEREC software to create a digital mold. Next, the crown blueprint is sent to our in-office milling machine and carved from a solid block of porcelain ceramic. The entire fabrication process takes less than one hour. In the meantime, our dentist prepares and places your tooth as soon as it's ready.

It is Important to Seek Treatment Quickly! Schedule an Appointment Today

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If you suspect something is wrong with your oral health, do not hesitate to make an appointment with the dentist. Putting off a dental visit can lead to serious consequences, especially if you need a crown. Treatment is easy: our friendly dentists will quickly assess your situation and recommend the ideal solution for your needs.

Furthermore, we are happy to accept flexible financing options to help make your procedure more comfortable. No matter what kind of shape your teeth are in, the team at Brooklyn Heights Dental® is here to care for you without judgment. Schedule your consultation at our practice in Brooklyn, New York, online or by calling:

(718) 857-6639

Making Time For You!

"I had to make an emergency visit to these folks - not my regular dentist - just before a holiday weekend. They were kind, gracious, and attentive and took good care of my tooth." Leslie Wilsher

What Happens If I Need An Extraction? Fill the Gap with an Implant-Supported Crown

Patients who are missing teeth or need an extraction can restore their smile with an implant-supported crown. These restorations are supported by revolutionary dental implants which are placed within the jaw and become part of your oral anatomy. While traditional restorations replace the visible crowns of the teeth, dental implants work deeper to replace the missing tooth roots. This will not only provide unparalleled support for your implant-supported crown, but stimulate your oral tissues and prevent bone recession, as well. 

Your Treatment Timeline

Patients of our Brooklyn practice have the option of selecting a traditional dental crown or a CEREC ceramic crown. While these procedures differ in the production phase of treatment, the general steps remain the same...
We practice conservative dentistry, removing the minimal amount of enamel needed to make room for your restoration.  

Day of Procedure

We practice conservative dentistry, removing the minimal amount of enamel needed to make room for your restoration.  


Before beginning the procedure, our dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb your teeth and surrounding tissues. To ensure your comfort, we also offer sedation dentistry which induces a deeper level of relaxation in patients with high sensitivity or dental phobia. 


We prepare your tooth by extracting any decayed or damaged portions with a root canal and sterilizing the area. Next, our dentists remove a small layer of enamel and reshape the structure of the tooth. We practice conservative dentistry, removing the minimal amount of enamel needed to make room for your restoration. 


Once your teeth are prepared, our dentist takes detailed impressions of your smile. We carefully determine the optimal shade of your crown by color-matching to surrounding enamel. The designs are then sent off to production.

Production (Traditional)

To make a traditional crown, we send your impressions to our off-site partner lab to be handled by a specialized technician. While it takes a few weeks to finish a traditional porcelain crown, some patients are better suited for lab-made restorations. In the meantime, we will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth.

Production (CEREC)

For CEREC crowns, the designs are instantly transferred to the in-house milling machine and produced within the hour. You will not need a temporary crown as you can wait in the office until it is ready. 

Permanent Crown

When your permanent crown is ready, the dentist will inspect the look and fit and make any necessary modifications. We will remove the temporary crown if you have one and secure the permanent version with dental cement. 

Choosing the Optimal Restoration 

If you want the best for your smile, you may be wondering: what is the optimal type of dental crown? In reality, there is no one correct answer. What's best for one patient may not work for another, so it is important to consider your personal needs and preferences before selecting a restoration. 


If convenience is your primary concern, you can't beat the speed and efficiency of a CEREC same-day restoration. These ceramic dental crowns are incredibly precise and snugly cap the surface of your tooth. 


Some patients prefer the aesthetics of lab-made porcelain restorations to CEREC, especially when they need to crown a highly visible front tooth. Porcelain is undeniably lifelike, displaying the same translucency and light-reflecting properties of natural enamel. 

Porcelain Fused to Metal 

While all of our restorations are strong, well-fitting, and secure, some materials are better suited for wear and tear. For example, patients with bruxism may want to consider a porcelain fused to metal crown. These lab-made restorations combine the durability of a metal base with the natural-looking aesthetics of a porcelain top coat.

During your consultation at our Brooklyn practice, we will explain all the options and help you make an informed decision about your treatment plan. 

Choose Patient-Focused Care

Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid

Patients throughout Brooklyn, Fort Greene, and New York City choose our practice for top-of-the-line dentistry and personalized service. The team at Brooklyn Heights Dental® prioritizes your comfort in order to give you a truly pleasant experience at each visit. We understand that you have choices when it comes to your dental provider and we are committed to being nothing less than the best. Change the way you experience dental care and schedule your next appointment at our Brooklyn Heights practice. You can contact us online or by calling:

(718) 857-6639


"This was hands down the absolute best dental experience I have ever had in my life! They are professional, compassionate and I am so happy I found them." Cecilia Caines-Brown

Frequently Asked Questions  About Crowns

Our Brooklyn practice believes patient education is essential. Here are some answers to the questions patients ask most frequently about dental crowns:

How long do porcelain crowns last?

Porcelain crowns can typically last about eight years. According to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, porcelain crowns have a 94% 8-year survival rate. 

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

The dental crown placement process is virtually painless, thanks to local anesthesia. Your dentist will apply local anesthesia to your gums to numb the area before the treatment begins.

Can your teeth rot under a crown?

Teeth decay under a crown is possible, especially if you don't keep up with your dental hygiene routine. You should brush and floss all surface areas of your crown, just like your natural teeth, to prevent plaque from collecting.

Does insurance cover crowns?

Crowns to repair an injured or infected tooth are typically covered, at least in part, by insurance. However, this depends on your insurance plan. We accept most insurance providers and accept financing from CareCredit®. A crown is less expensive than replacing a missing tooth with an implant-supported crown, so we encourage patients to take fast action if you detect any issues with your tooth.

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I love my dental hygienist and my dentist. They are so helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks for caring.

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Friendly and professional staff that are always on their A game. It's better than any other dental office I've been to.

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Dr. Stanislaus of Brooklyn Heights Dental®

Brooklyn Heights Dental®

The team at Brooklyn Heights Dental® has been committed to caring for our community's smiles since 1956. Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid are affiliated with several renowned institutions and organizations, including:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The International College of Dentists
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

To set up an appointment or learn more about our services, give us a call at (718) 857-6639 or contact us online.

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"I've been very happy with my experiences at Dr. Stanislaus's office, and highly recommend him to anyone in the New York City area. He and his staff go above and beyond to do the best job possible." -R.B. (Patient)

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