Dental Crowns NYC
Is your tooth hurting, unsightly, or cracked? Whatever the cause of your tooth headache, resolve it by calling New York Dentist, your dental crowns NYC dentist.
Damaged teeth can cause discomfort, embarrassment, chewing problems, health issues, and be an overall nuisance in your life. It’s easy to repair your tooth defect by capping it with a crown. Crowns are offered to assist with a variety of dental issues, such as root exposure, damaged teeth, or dental implant coverage.
Get that tooth fixed once and for all by visiting a dental crowns NYC dentist at New York Dentist.
What Is a Crown?
A crown is a cap that is handcrafted and shaped like a normal tooth. It’s designed to help with a variety of issues, such as large cavities, root canals, appearance, and more. There are several materials crowns can be made from. Typically, the material you choose will depend on your budget and what the crown is being used for.
Crowns can be crafted from the following materials:
- Composite resin
- Metal alloys
- Combinations of the above materials
Why Should I Get a Crown?
There are many reasons you might require a crown. One example of a common reason a patient may require a crown is when they have a cavity that is too large for a tooth filling. In the case of very large cavities, the tooth becomes too weak and a filling would not hold up. That’s when your dentist will opt to place a crown instead.
The following are some reasons you might need to get a crown:
- Large Cavity – Cavities that are very large can no longer be filled. If they are very near the root, or if they cover too much surface area of your tooth, they can’t be filled. If the dentist tried to fill a cavity that was too large, it would easily chip or the filling could fall out while eating.
- Bridge for Missing Tooth – A bridge is a restorative dental device that attaches to natural teeth in the mouth and spans the gap created by missing teeth. There are artificial teeth attached to the bridge piece. Bridges are custom made for you to fit your mouth.
- Dental Implant Coverage – When you receive a dental implant, you can expect it to last for 25 years or more. Crowns, however, do not last as long as the implant. You might need a new crown to replace the old one, and that can easily be done over your existing dental implants.
- Damaged, Weakened, or Cracked Tooth – Sometimes a tooth can be damaged for reasons other than tooth decay, such as an injury accident. When your tooth is broken, you will need a crown to cap the natural tooth underneath.
- Root Canal – A root canal is when a dentist removes your natural tooth’s nerve due to the nerve’s exposure, likely because of tooth decay. The dentist will leave some of the natural tooth behind in the jaw to place a crown over.
- Discolored or Unsightly Tooth – You can also get a crown or cap to cover existing teeth that are healthy but unsightly to you. This procedure works similarly to how your dentist will cap a damaged tooth.
How Does It Work?
- To get a crown placed, you will need to visit your dentist twice. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and filing down your tooth so the crown will fit over it.
- Next, your dentist will create an impression of your tooth and the crown will be ordered and made from the materials discussed above. Your dentist will then place a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown.
- When you come in for your second visit, your dentist will place the permanent crown and make any needed corrections so the crown fits perfectly and comfortably in your mouth. When you’re happy with how the crown looks and feels, your dentist will cement it into your mouth.
Is Getting a Crown Safe?
The dental procedure of having a tooth crowned is very safe. There is a slight risk of infection, of the crown being chipped, of the crown coming loose or falling off, or of a misshaped crown that leads to discomfort in your mouth. Most of the above issues can be fixed with a subsequent visit to the dentist.
Your dentist will apply some anesthetic in the area during your visit and will remove any decayed areas. The dentist will then file the tooth down in preparation for the crown to be placed over top of it. Some people could develop an allergic reaction to the materials in the crown, particularly the ones containing metal.
Following the procedure, you may have some discomfort and mild pain while your mouth adjusts to your new tooth. If the nerve in your tooth was not removed, then your tooth may feel sensitive for a while, or it could be sensitive to hot and cold.
You will still need to practice good dental hygiene after the placement of a crown. Although the crown isn’t subject to tooth decay, the tooth underneath the crown still is. Your gums still need to be cared for, as well.
Call a Dental Crowns NYC Dentist
Don’t be frightened by the prospect of a crown. Getting a crown is much like any other dental work and your dentist will ensure you are comfortable with the procedure. They’ll also ensure that you’re satisfied with how your crown looks and feels.
A dental crowns NYC dentist with New York Dentist can discuss any questions or concerns you have during an initial visit. We are happy to work with most insurance providers, and you have the option of applying for Care Credit if you’d like. Call us today to make an appointment at 555-555-5555.