DR. JAY RITTER, DDS North Massapequa Dentist specializing in General and Cosmetic Dental Care. Dr. Jay Ritter North Massapequa Dentist specializing extractions and root canals.
4160 Merrick Road, Massapequa
NEW YORK, New York, NY 11758 New York
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DR. JAY RITTER, DDS
He was fantastic!! I had a comprehensive checkup with X-rays and a cleaning done. The cleaning was a bit painful (I'm pretty sensitive), but when I said something, he put numbing gel on my gums and it went smoothly after that. The doc did not try to get me to get any more work done. He actually suggested it were best not to do added stuff, such as refill a crown that did not need refilling, due to the possibility of it potentially cracking. Dr Ritter is fantastic! I'll definitely be back in six months for my next checkup and cleaning. Dr. Ritter is really chill. Made sure everything was comfortable and checked multiple times on my comfort level and at the end if I had any questions. Cool young guy Great doctor, mase me feel very comfortable, the ony thing I didnt like was the rooms were nit private, you can see the other patients in the next room, where they can hear your conversations and see the doctor working ob you... Other then that he's great... We definitely will be returning! Staff is friendly and polite and Dr. Ritter was great. Great dentist, very friendly staff Very friendly and professional staff. Making an appointment was very easy and I was seen immediately. He was fantastic!! I had a comprehensive checkup with X-rays and a cleaning done. The cleaning was a bit painful (I'm pretty sensitive), but when I said something, he put numbing gel on my gums and it went smoothly after that. The doc did not try to get me to get any more work done. He actually suggested it were best not to do added stuff, such as refill a crown that did not need refilling, due to the possibility of it potentially cracking. Dr Ritter is fantastic! I'll definitely be back in six months for my next checkup and cleaning. We definitely will be returning! Staff is friendly and polite and Dr. Ritter was great. Staff is professional and friendly. I travel over half an hour to see Dr Ritter because of a recommendation and he's worth the trip!!! The Doctor and Dental hygeniest were very friendly and capable. The whole staff was very professional. The Doctor and Dental hygeniest were very friendly and capable. The whole staff was very professional. Very friendly and professional staff. Making an appointment was very easy and I was seen immediately. He was fantastic!! I had a comprehensive checkup with X-rays and a cleaning done. The cleaning was a bit painful (I'm pretty sensitive), but when I said something, he put numbing gel on my gums and it went smoothly after that. The doc did not try to get me to get any more work done. He actually suggested it were best not to do added stuff, such as refill a crown that did not need refilling, due to the possibility of it potentially cracking. Dr Ritter is fantastic! I'll definitely be back in six months for my next checkup and cleaning. We definitely will be returning! Staff is friendly and polite and Dr. Ritter was great.
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Care is the cornerstone of our practice.
Location
4160 Merrick Road, Massapequa
NY 11758
Appointments
516-795-7500
Website
ritterfamilydental.com
Opening Hours
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:30am-7:00pm
Tuesday: 08:30am-2:00pm
Fri & Sunday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED

Crowns


Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.

The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.