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Dental Crowns

Tooth damage and decay can cause painful side effects, and if not treated, will severely compromise your oral health

Dr. Louis Buono can design and place a custom dental crown to protect your teeth and restore their appearance.

Why should you undergo dental crown treatment at our Long Island, NY, practice?

What Are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a healthy tooth after the damaged portion has been removed. Crowns are often the final step in a root canal treatment. If you have lost teeth, we can also secure a crown to a dental implant to fill the gaps in your smile. We can craft your restoration from several different materials including porcelain, resin, and ceramic to best suit your budget and aesthetic goals. 

Find Relief Soon With a Temporary Crown


After breaking a tooth or dealing with painful decay, you may feel stuck in a nerve-wracking situation. Luckily, relief is on the way. Our dentist can place a temporary crown as you wait for your natural-looking permanent crown.

Dental Crown Placement Means an End to Your Stress

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If you've been living with a broken or decayed tooth, you've already dealt with the most stressful part. Now, you can move on to the solution: beautiful, lifelike porcelain crowns. Our Long Island, NY, dentist can place them in as little as two weeks, transforming your smile completely.

Garden City Smiles Provides First-Rate Care

Dr. Buono is committed to creating bright, stunning smiles for all of his patients. Because our practice believes in comprehensively treating your smile, we perform a wide range of procedures designed to improve your oral health and the aesthetics of your teeth. We are constantly updating our dental office in Garden City, NY, with the latest technologies in the field to give our patients the high-quality treatment they deserve. 

Dr. Buono has provided top-of-the-line cosmetic and restorative dentistry for patients in the Long Island area for decades, taking on even the most severe cases of dental concerns. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can restore the appearance, comfort, and functionality of your smile. Our friendly staff is happy to help you schedule a consultation when you call:

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"Highly knowledgeable and up to date."  Why Patients Trust Us


Kiara Pizzurro


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BEST DENTIST. Communication with patients is always clear and thorough. Dr. Buono is so awesome and his hygienist Penelope is so friendly and amazing. They make me feel at home and comfortable.  Highly recommended.

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Joe Tomao


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Dr Buono’s office is very professional.  His office  is very concerned about the comfort of the patients.   Dr Buono is highly knowledgeable and up to date on the latest developments in dentistry I highly recommend him.

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Innovative Dental Technology Provides Superior Treatment

Our innovative Cadent iTero™ scanner takes digital impressions of your teeth to create ultra-precise custom crowns. The scanner has done away with outdated messy putty impressions, improving the comfort of treatment, and the quality of the final results. Dr. Buono was the first cosmetic dentist in the world to use this technology, which is now utilized by dental practices worldwide for its convenience and accuracy. 

Cadent iTero™ scanner

Cadent iTero Scanner

The technology works by capturing a detailed 3-D model of your teeth and gums within seconds. These digital images are displayed on a chair-side monitor allowing us to show you a simulation of what the crown will look like after treatment. iTero is just another example of how Garden City Smiles stays at the forefront of medical innovation and modern dentistry. 

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

The Dental Crown Procedure

The treatment for a traditional dental crown spans roughly two weeks at our Long Island, NY, practice. Take a closer look at the procedure timeline.
"We can craft your restoration from several different materials including porcelain, resin, and ceramic."
"We can craft your restoration from several different materials including porcelain, resin, and ceramic."


The dentist will perform an oral exam to determine whether you need a dental crown. We will discuss treatment options and the different restorative materials you may choose from.  

Implant Placement

This step only applies to patients receiving an implant-supported crown. Dr. Buono can coordinate your implant placement with a trusted oral surgeon. Then, when the area has healed, he can help with the next steps of your dental treatment.

Tooth Preparation

The dentist will then prepare your affected tooth with a root canal or other preparatory procedure to disinfect the area and remove the decayed inner pulp. We will shave off a thin layer of surface enamel to make room for the crown.


Our high-tech digital imaging system takes a virtual scan of your mouth so the dentist can design your custom restoration. We send the design off to our trusted dental lab where experienced technicians craft the restoration from porcelain or other restorative material.

Temporary Crown

The dentist will place a temporary crown on the tooth for protection while your custom crown is being made. The temporary crown is not as durable as its permanent counterpart, so avoid hard sticky foods and excess and pressure in the meantime. 

Finishing Touches

Once we receive the permanent crown, you will return to the dentist's office for placement. After making any necessary adjustments to the fit and positioning, the dentist bonds the restoration to the surface of your tooth, and treatment is complete.

Take One Step Closer To a Restored Smile

Our dentistry team likes to help you save time in the office. Get ready for your first appointment by printing new patient forms ahead of the visit. Then, you can fill them out and bring them to our Long Island practice.

Long Island Smiles Brighter Thanks to Our Dental Team

"Best dentist hands down. I travel from out east to use Dr Buono. I use to have a huge fear of the dentist now I look forward to my visits. I highly recommend him. His staff is just as pleasant." Lauren Gafarian

What will my finished crown look like?

Porcelain Crowns Are Virtually Indistinguishable From Natural Teeth

We craft our dental crowns from the highest quality restorative materials. Porcelain, a favorite among patients and dentists alike, provides the most life-like aesthetics mimicking the qualities of natural teeth. We match the shade of porcelain to your natural tooth enamel for seamless end results.
Before and after dental crown placement

Many patients opt for a whitening procedure prior to dental crown treatment to update their entire smile to a consistent bright shade of white. 

Is Cost Keeping You From Visiting Us?

Many dental patients put off treatment because they're worried about cost. We offer free initial consultations so you've got nothing to lose as you explore experiencing a healthier, more beautiful smile. Our friendly team can also file paperwork with your dental insurance to make the process easier.

Choose a Dental Team That Invests in You

From our dentist's education to our advanced dental technology, we proudly invest in our patients' well-being.

For instance, Dr. Buono still pursues continuing education, even after earning over 30 years of experience. He has even completed the Aesthetic Advantage program, which is run by a cosmetic dentist known across the globe.

Our practice also uses advanced dentistry technology, like our precise digital X-rays and our Cadent iTero® scanner, for improved patient comfort and accuracy.

If you're ready to reach out, message our Long Island dental team or call:

(516) 294-0375

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Our goal? To help you smile again. Meet our friendly Long Island team and dentist to learn more about whether dental crowns are right for you.

Dr. Buono Delivers the Best Results For Your Needs


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Dr Buono and his staff are the best! They’re always so friendly and accommodating. I know Dr Buono always has my best interest at heart and that makes the whole going to the dentist experience even better.

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Lloyd Friedland


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Dr. Buono always makes you feel comfortable and engaged in your own treatment. He explains your options and his execution of the treatment is always mindful, professional and caring. If you need to have dentistry done, Louis j. Buono, DDS is the man for you !

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How Long Do Crowns Usually Last?

Most crowns have a lifespan of about seven to ten years. This can be extended though with good dental hygiene and proper care. That dedicated care can also prevent decay or an infection in the root canal of a tooth, so you shouldn't require further treatment other than replacing your crown due to wear and tear.

Maintaining Your Dental Crown

Most crowns have a lifespan of about seven to ten years. This can be extended though with good dental hygiene and proper care. Maintenance is relatively simple and intuitive. We recommend that our patients follow a few simple tips:

Avoid Unnecessary Pressure

It is important to avoid extremely hard or chewy foods that might dislodge your crack the restoration. Refrain from grinding your teeth or opening packages with your mouth, since a dental crown can wear down just like natural tooth enamel.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Brush your teeth twice daily and floss regularly, especially around your crown treated tooth. Rather than pulling the floss up and down, the floss should be pulled front to back to prevent dislodging the crown.

Attend Regular Check-Ups

Visit our Long Island, NY, practice bi-annually for deep cleaning and check-up. The dentist will be able to check the status of your crown and make sure your natural tooth is still properly protected and healthy.

Louis J. Buono, DDS

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Dr. Buono has been providing leading smile care to his patients in Garden City and Long Island for over 30 years. He is proud to be affiliated with: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

You can request a consultation with our dentist by filling out our online form or calling (516) 294-0375.

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"I have been going to Dr. Buono for about 6 years and he’s great. His pricing fit my budget and my teeth can not look any better." Isabella

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