There are many great uses for our dental crowns in 10023, and these include reinforcing a tooth that has been weakened by tooth decay, or one that is cracked. When you have to undergo root canal therapy, a crown is used to restore the part of your tooth that had to be drilled away in order to gain access to the pulp area. And if you have a tooth that is not cosmetically pleasing, such as one that is discolored, stained, misshapen, or crooked, a crown can cover it and improve its appearance measurably. At Central Park Dentists, we’re pleased to be able to offer you crowns to solve a variety of dental problems, both practical and cosmetic.
Our dental crowns in 10023 are even used as part of other restorations for complete teeth. When you get a fixed dental bridge, it needs to be anchored on either side to the neighboring teeth. That requires those teeth to be drilled down. Crowns are placed on top to hold the anchor in place, and also to replace the lost top half of the tooth. And with dental implants, a crown is the tooth portion of it, which sits on top and is cemented to the titanium post that is used to replace the lost root.
The process of getting our dental crowns in 10023 will typically require two sessions to complete. First, our cosmetic dentist will take impressions. Those will be sent off to the dental lab, where the crown will be made to specification. When you return for your second appointment, your crown will be fitted. If necessary, adjustments will be made to ensure that is comfortable and sits properly on the tooth. Finally, it will be cemented to make certain it is stable and durable.
Among the materials that are generally used to fashion our dental crowns in 10023 are porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and metal. Which is most appropriate will depend on several factors, including the location of the tooth being worked on. Front teeth, which are more visible, will usually benefit from porcelain’s resemblance to the color of your teeth. Back teeth are often better off with the inclusion of metal, to withstand the force of chewing.