If one tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be protected with a dental crown. Also known as a cap, crowns are custom made to fit over your tooth and colored to match your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. At SmilesNY Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in New York, NY, a dental crown may be used to treat a large area of decay, protect a weak tooth, restore a cracked tooth, or cover a discolored tooth. Our dental care specialists offer metal-free porcelain crowns to help strengthen or repair a tooth while also improving the overall health of your smile. Contact our New York, NY practice today, to schedule a consultation or to learn more about restorative dental crowns.
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Crowns may be needed or wanted in a variety of situations. They can be used to protect a weak, decaying tooth to keep it from breaking or they can hold together a cracked tooth. Crowns can also fix a loose or worn-down tooth. They can be utilized to support a tooth with a large cavity that cannot hold a normal filling, hold a dental bridge in place, or mask misshapen or discolored teeth. Crowns can be cemented to the tooth or attached to a dental implant. Porcelain crowns are especially useful for the front teeth and customized to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth.
What To Expect
In your consultation, your SmilesNY dentist will take impressions of your teeth so the crown can be custom made. If needed, a temporary crown can be placed over your tooth while your custom crown is being made. Once your dental crown is ready, the area to be treated will be numbed with a local anesthetic. More sedation options may be available if you have dental anxieties or fears. Once you are ready, your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing debris and decay, then file down the tooth to make room for the crown. The crown will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to the dental implant. Once set, the fit will be adjusted to make sure your bite is correct.
If only local anesthesia is used, you should be able to leave once your crown is placed and get back to your day. A member of our team will discuss the best way to care for your crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. During your annual exams at SmilesNY, your dental specialist will assess your crown and adjust the fit for comfort. They will also determine when the crown needs to be replaced, but with proper care, it should last for many years. If you have any issues with your crown (it becomes loose or falls out), contact our office right away. Do not try to fix it or put it back in yourself since this can lead to a bad fit or infection.
Depending on your dental insurance, part of the cost of your crown may be covered. Once we talk to your insurance, our office will be able to better estimate your personal expenses. During your consultation, a member of our financial team will also discuss payment options, including medical financing to make your treatment more affordable.
Custom Dental Crowns
A single missing or damaged tooth can be treated with a dental crown at SmilesNY. Talk to our practice about how a crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your mouth healthy. With a wide variety of materials available, a custom crown can match your natural teeth to keep your smile beautiful. Contact our office in New York, NY to schedule a consultation for your dental restoration.