Dental crowns are one of the most versatile restorations we use at our Midtown Manhattan dental office. The primary function of a tooth crown is to protect and strengthen a tooth. If your tooth has been compromised by decay or periodontal disease, a dental crown will restore function and protect the tooth from further damage.
Since dental crowns are designed to surround your tooth and protect it like a little helmet, they have many uses:
- Strengthen a broken, cracked, or decayed tooth
- Provide support for a tooth that has a large filling
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Stabilize a dental bridge
- Restore a dental implant
- Correct certain cosmetic flaws
Having a tooth crown placed at our New York City dental office usually requires two or three visits. First, our dentists need to examine the tooth and take x-rays to ensure that a crown is an appropriate solution. Next, they prepare your tooth to receive the crown and ensure a perfect fit.
We then take a comfortable digital impression of the tooth to create a model of the tooth that a custom dental lab uses to design and fabricate your final crown. Before you leave, we will fit you with a temporary crown to wear until the final crown is ready to be placed securely on your tooth.
Our experienced dental team has extensive experience in placing dental crowns and would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your needs. Please contact our office to arrange an appointment at your convenience.