Crowns are dentistry’s perfect blend of art and science, simultaneously restoring the function of your tooth and the beauty of your smile. Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City offers high-quality crowns that keep your mouth healthy and make your smile look great. Call the office or book a visit online and get your crown today.
A crown is an artificial tooth cap that’s permanently sealed to an existing root structure, like a natural tooth root or dental implant. It covers and replaces the entirety of your tooth that sticks out above your gums.
A crown is designed to feel and function just like a natural tooth, and once it’s sealed in place, you won’t even notice it’s there. Depending on the material used, your crown can even look just like a natural tooth as well!
There are a few different types of materials that can be used for a crown, including:
Each material has different pros and cons depending on where in your mouth it’s going to be. Your dentist can help you pick a material that’s best suited to your particular needs, preferences, and budget.
Crowns serve a variety of functions, including:
Crowns are commonly used after a root canal treatment to restore the form, function, and strength of your tooth.
Your dentist can place your crown in just a few easy visits to the offices of Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan.
During your first visit, your dentist uses a local anesthetic to numb the tooth-to-be-crowned and its surrounding tissues. Next, he shaves some enamel off of your tooth to make room for the crown, and takes an impression of your mouth.
He sends that impression to a lab that fabricates your crown to fit comfortably in your bite and blend in seamlessly with your smile. You wear a temporary crown for a couple of weeks while you wait for your permanent restoration to come back from the lab.
When your permanent crown is ready, you come back to the office to have it placed. Your dentist removes your temporary restoration, cleans your mouth, and places your permanent crown. After ensuring that the fit is good, he seals it in place with dental cement.
You leave the office with a fully functional tooth and an immediate improvement in your ability to eat and speak.
To learn more about how a crown can benefit your smile, or to get started with your crown, schedule a visit to Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan today by calling the office or booking online.